The new 2019 VW Tiguan version boasts a bigger dimension and comes laden with many technologies. Nearly all car companies are trying their best to cope up with growing customer demand for various types of SUV and crossover models. That explains why car companies are bringing new variations of existing models, launching new models and giving an overhaul to popular ones.
VW has been slow to catch up with this SUV craze, more so in the US market. No more willing to let rivals like Ford, Nissan and GM have all the fun, the German car giant has resorted to revamping its lineup.
2019 VW Tiguan – Design and Dimension
The first thing about the new 2019 VW Tiguan that will catch your eyes is the larger dimension. The US version, which is going to be sold as Tiguan Allspace is wider than the older model. This makes it on par with rivals like Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan Rogue and makes sit capable of including the third row- through an option.
The exterior styling is not flashy but you cannot dismiss it as dull either. LED lamps and also 19-inch wheels have been kept optional. Its grille and rounded-out headlights evoke a corporate look. The 2019 VW Tiguan is built on the company’s famous MQB platform. There are 4 trims- S, SEL, SE and SEL Premium. Europe spec models have three trims- Comfortline, Highline and Trendline. Furthermore, the exciting exterior hues of dark moss green metallic, pure white, cardinal red metallic and platinum grey metallic.
The cabin of 2019 VW Tiguan is pretty impressive. The ergonomics and material quality are nice and in top trims- the finish is excellent. An 8-inch touch screen is optional and it is used to run the company’s updated MIB II infotainment system. Standard is a 6.5-inch screen running the same setup. The third row is also optional and when set up- it cuts into cargo space. Despite the increase in cabin size, the third row is best for the children. With the third row folded, you get 33 cubic feet space for cargo.
The 2019 VW Tiguan gets a lot of safety features along with amenities that will please choosy buyers for sure. The S trim gets Automatic headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, 17″ Montana alloy wheels, 12V power outlets, Carpeted cargo area, Rear-View Camera System are there too. Safety features are Electronic Stability Control, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and also airbags.
SE trim gets Black roof rails, 17″ Tulsa alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped, and multi-function steering wheel, Heated front seats, V-Tex leatherette seating, Bluetooth, Rear-View Camera. Safety features like Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning and also a Blind Spot Monitor.
However, the SEL trim adds Silver roof rails, panoramic sunroof, Halogen reflector lens fog lights, 18″ Nizza alloy wheels, Adaptive Cruise Control, Remote start etc. The SEL Premium trim gets adaptive Front Lighting, 19-inch Victoria Falls alloy wheels, heated steering wheel, and Interior ambient lighting.
2019 VW Tiguan – Powertrain Details
The US Tiguan models are laden with the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. The new 8-speed automatic gearbox is there too. Its output is 200 HP. The powertrain is not aimed at acceleration lovers.
The new Tiguan needs 9.1 seconds to reach 60 mph from 0 which is below segment average. Even Toyota RAV4 is faster here. Ride quality is good but not very impressive. While the engine suffers in acceleration to an extent, it redeems itself in fuel economy department.
Affordability and Launch Date
The 2019 VW Tiguan pricing begins at $26.000 approx. It will be unveiled in late 2018.
Summing it up
There are a lot of things about the upcoming 2019 VW Tiguan that prospective buyers will like. The vehicle’s large size is likely to work in its favor- more so in the USA. However, the vehicle will compete with the likes of Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V and Hyundai Tucson.
Its styling is also nice and the cabin has been designed thoughtfully. The engine is not very powerful and as of now, VW is sticking to the single engine for all the trims. The safety features are good and amenities are also fine for a vehicle of this class.