It has become more than clear that, with the new 2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R, the German automotive giant is poised to enter and, ultimately, overtake the compact SUV market. This new model is the product of Volkswagen’s R division, and it is meant to appear during the early months of 2018. With a proven powertrain, noticeable design improvements and a slew of state-of-the-art equipment and features, the upcoming SUV will represent the crowning achievement for the Tiguan series. However, in order to truly dominate the compact SUV market, it will have to go against its closest competitors, the Q3 from Audi, and the Mercedes GLA.
2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R – More Aggressive and Athletic-Look
At a first glance, it is obvious that the 2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R will be much more aggressive and athletic-looking than the previous models. Even though the vehicle hasn’t been officially revealed yet, spy photos have confirmed that the overall look will be much more “rakish” in nature. It was also confirmed that the production version of the Tiguan Coupe R will be notably shorter than the preview model. With a number of aerodynamic features and lines incorporated, this SUV will exude a more striking and sporty flavor but retain that classic, luxurious look. Since it is a crossover, many will not be surprised by its sleek appearance and subtle changes.
In the front, it will feature a revamped, sporty bumper and a vented engine hood. On its sides, beefy wheel arches will dominate the view. The rear will be distinguished by an athletic bumper, along with a diffuser-like piece and integrated exhaust pipes.
Interior Features and Equipment
When it comes to the insides of the upcoming 2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R, the German engineers have decided not to make drastic changes. The previous models are highly renowned for the luxury and comfort their interiors offer. Just like the previous models, the latest one will also offer more than enough space for both the passengers, as well as storage options. Its legroom and headroom will be sufficient and will offer maximum comfort, even though this SUV is shorter and more performance-oriented. The materials used throughout the cabin will include leather, high-quality plastic, and some chrome. As for the equipment, the newest VW Tiguan will offer a heads-up display, an active instrument display and a number of camera-based safety measures. Additional equipment will include a touch-based infotainment screen, a climate control and the Bluetooth suite.
2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R – Engine Specs and Performance
According to the latest rumors, the 2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R will come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This engine is the one used by the Golf R, so its performance is very well known. With a horsepower of 300 HP and a max torque of 280 lb-ft, this engine will be more than capable of making the 2018 VW Tiguan go against its closest competitors. The engine will propel the upcoming SUV to a max speed of 155 mph and from 0-62 mph in around 5.5 seconds. For a smooth power transmission, the Volkswagen has opted to use a six-speed, dual clutch automatic gearbox.
2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R – Market Release and Price
The sources claim that the 2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R will hit the markets worldwide in early 2018, with a price of no less than 45.000$.