2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R

The VW Tiguan was one of the first premium compact crossovers to hit the market back in 2007. Tiguan didn’t do as good as people at VW hoped, but they are still dedicated to making it work. The new 2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R will be VW’s attempt to capture a piece of the suddenly overflowing market of high performance compact crossovers.

2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R front

2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R Interior and Exterior

According to reports, the interior of the new VW Tiguan Coupe R will come with the following main features: an active instrument display, high-tech central console with a head up display, and a wide array of cameras designed to help with safety. 2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R expect a sportier look on the inside, lots of Alcantara leather on the steering wheel and the seats, along with aluminium inlays. Given the fact that this vehicle is meant to be performance oriented, it is safe to assume that the passengers will be asked to sacrifice a bit in terms of comfort, all in an attempt to get the most out of the car. It will be interesting to see how 2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R handles the balance between performance and comfort.

It is reasonable to expect that the new 2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R borrows some of the design features from the 2015 Cross Coupe GTE. Reports are hinting at a five door car which sits on top of MQB underpinnings just as the rest of the second generation Tiguans. Given that this is a coupe you can expect a sloping roof-line, which is a trademark feature of all coupes. Some reports are mentioning streamlined curves and angles. Also, given te fact that this is supposed to be a performance vehicle you can expect it to have some aerodynamic elements to it. There could be some spoilers, and side skirts, but for now we can only guess.

2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R side

2018 VW Tiguan Coupe RĀ Engine

The new 2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R is expected to be equipped with the same engine unit as the VW Golf R. The unit in question is the 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine. In the Golf R this engine produces 300 break horse power, and 280 pound-feet of torque. It is to be expected that the 2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R engineers will tinker with the engine to make it more competitive in the segment. Given that their main rivals have engines which produce from 340 to 360 break horse power. That power will be sent to the wheels thanks to the six speed, double clutch automatic gearbox. The new Tiguan will also get four wheel drive, making it a real crossover.

2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R rear

2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R Price and Release Date

There is no official confirmation from 2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R, but it is expected that the Coupe R will be released in 2018. Its likely price range will be somewhere around $35,000.

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