2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R
The second iteration of the VW Tiguan crossover SUV has been one of the most anticipated models lately. Its new generation is about to make its debut at the upcoming 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, with sales beginning In early 2016. Alongside the standard variant, VW will offer modified versions as well. There will be a new Tiguan 5+2 as well as the Tiguan Coupe. Now, the most recent reports suggest that we can also expect the 2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R.
The 2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R will come as a sporty, performance-oriented variant of the upcoming Tiguan Coupe model. In the meantime, the German automaker will offer the model with 5+2 seating configuration as well as the Coupe version. The extended seven-seat is expected to hit the showrooms in 2016, while the VW Tiguan Coupe should arrive during 2017.
As for the new seven-seat Tiguan, it will be built at the VW’s Mexican facility. The model is aimed at non-European markets, and the company believes this version isn’t likely to overlap with the sales of the standard five-seat model. Unlike the extended model, the 2017 VW Tiguan Coupe and the 2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R will be aimed primarily at the European markets.
2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R Specs
As for the R model’s power department, expect to see a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo engine that churns out 300 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque. According to the company, the 2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds. Its engine will be coupled with a 6-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission and 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system.
Being a sporty variant of the standard model, the 2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R will naturally be available with a special equipment package. It consists of an aggressive aero body kit, sporty interior, special exhaust and sports braking system. Some of its unique features include a four-mode suspension system as well as electronic torque vectoring. The model will be offered with uniquely designed alloy wheels, larger than those seen on the standard version.
When it comes to its new interior, it is expected to offer a proper sporty feel. There will be sports seating, sports pedals and gear lever. Also, the cabin will boast a high-end trim with some advanced features such as a digital dashboard and a head-up display. In addition to that, the 2018 VW Tiguan Coupe R will be replete with safety features and driver assist systems.