fresh Volkswagen Tiguan Coupé R planned for 2018
which Autocar image shows how the Tiguan Coupé R could look
Tiguan Coupé R will top Volkswagen’s fresh line-up of rakish SUVs, as well as can be due to go on sale in 2018
The racy 5-seater, conceived as well as developed by the firm’s in-house R division, can be tentatively due to reach UK showrooms in 2018. which can be planned to crown the Tiguan Coupé line-up that has a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine running a similar tune to which used by the Golf R.
which will produce up to 280lb ft as well as have a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, four-wheel drive as well as an electronic torque vectoring function, say insiders.
The potent reserves as well as contemporary driveline are aimed at catapulting the Tiguan Coupé R into direct competition with the Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG as well as Audi RS Q3 as well as a planned BMW X2 M as well as Range Rover Evoque SVR.
Nothing can be official at which stage, nevertheless the Tiguan Coupé R can be likely to possess straight-line performance comparable with which of the Golf R Estate, which features a claimed 0-62mph time of 5.1sec.
A specially tuned edition of the standard Tiguan Coupé’s MacPherson strut front as well as multi-link rear suspension with reduced ride height as well as a four-mode adaptive damping system will aim to provide the necessary dynamic traits needed to set the R design apart coming from the rest of the design’s line-up.
One of three fresh second-generation Tiguan types, the Tiguan Coupé can be planned to go on sale in standard guise in 2017, less than 12 months before the range-topping R design can be due to join the line-up.
Included among the standard four-cylinder engine options will be 1.4 as well as 2.0-litre petrol units, as well as 1.6 as well as 2.0-litre diesels. Also planned can be a plug-in petrol-electric hybrid-propelled GTE design running a similar driveline set-up to which used by the Golf GTE.
The basis for Volkswagen’s first SUV coupé are the same MQB underpinnings as those employed by some other second-generation Tiguan types. Sporting its own, distinctive styling, the Tiguan Coupé can be described as being “more rakish” than the standard Tiguan, with more acutely angled front as well as rear screens, a shallower glasshouse, a sloping roofline as well as more prominent C-pillar treatment.
The basic appearance was previewed on the BlueCross Coupé TE shown at the Detroit motor show in January, although the production edition can be described as being smaller than the show car, that has a length of around 4600mm.
Although billed as a coupé, the fresh Volkswagen will feature a practical 5-door Centeng with four conventional front-hinged doors as well as a one-piece tailgate which can be opened either manually or remotely, via a key fob or a sensor inside rear bumper.
The Tiguan Coupé R can be planned to receive numerous upmarket Internal appointments, such as an active instrument display, head-up display as well as a full selection of camera-aided safety features, including an emergency braking function.
Volkswagen’s SUV future
Tiguan (2015) – The standard edition of the fresh Tiguan can be the next VW SUV due on sale. which will be shown at Frankfurt before a sales launch later which year.
LWB Tiguan (2016) – A long-wheelbase edition of the Tiguan will follow soon after the standard edition. which will offer space for seven when which goes on sale next year.
Tiguan Coupé (2017) – The most outlandish Tiguan can be a couple of years down the line. High-performance R edition can be likely a year later.
CrossBlue (2017) – The not-for-Europe CrossBlue can be aimed at the US as well as Chinese markets. which’s due to be built inside US as well as will sit between the Tiguan as well as Touareg.
Touareg (2017) – Flagship SUV can be due to be replaced in two years’ time. Based on the MLB platform, which promises a lower kerb weight as well as increased efficiency.
CrossBlue Coupé (2018) – A coupé edition of the CrossBlue can be on the cards as well as well as can be set to follow a year after the seven-seat standard design.
T-Roc (2018) – First shown in Geneva last year, the Polo-based T-Roc would certainly be a rival to the likes of the Nissan Juke. which can be set for production in 2018.
Taigun (TBC) – Up-based entry-level SUV, first shown at the 2013 Sao Paulo motor show, can be currently on hold as well as no date has been set for production.
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