German auto giant Volkswagen on Monday introduced a new long-wheel-base Tiguan compact crossover SUV at the 2017 Detroit auto show. The newly unveiled second-generation Tiguan is aimed directly at the US market.
Even though the first generation Tiguan has been available in the US for nearly a decade, it hasn't been able to make an impact with consumers.
One of the major complaints from prospective buyers is the fact that the outgoing model is simply too small with too little cargo room for most families.
As per reports in Business Insider, the new US spec Tiguan's wheelbase is 4.4 inches longer than its European counterpart while its overall length is nearly a foot longer than the first generation model it replaces. As a result, cargo room is up 57% over the outgoing version.
In 2016, the compact and luxury compact crossover/SUV segments accounted more than 3.6 million vehicles sold. Which means one out of every five cars that rolled off dealership lots last year was a compact SUV of some sort.
With fresh styling, the latest tech, and much more leg room, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is poised to finally break through in the US market.