On the eve of the exhibition of the car show in Detroit (North American International Auto Show or NAIAS, from 8 to 22 January 2017), Volkswagen presented the new extended version of the Tiguan and the VW Atlas. Both SUVs come in 2017 on the US market.
The long version of the Tiguan comes to Europe and will be hot here Tiguan all space. She has a wheelbase extended by eleven centimetres and a larger 27 centimeters length (4.75 meters). But the novice the differently styled silhouette of the rear section, changes in the front and a significantly advanced standard equipment are different from the more compact version. The second row of seats can be moved lengthwise and fold in the ratio of 40:20:40. A third series is optionally available in the United States for the versions with front-wheel drive series, with the all cyclists. As motorization TSI is offered in America only a 2.0 with 186 HP.
Extras include an Abstandstempomat, an anti-collision system with pedestrian detection, a dead angle Wizard with cross traffic Warner and a track leaving Warner (at least in the United States). Also the active info display, a sensor-controlled rear flap and a panoramic glass roof are offered. From the early summer 2017, the new version with up to seven seats will be introduced gradually in the markets of North America, China and Europe.
The new VW Atlas premiered in Santa Monica (California) already the end of October 2016. He also sleeps up to seven people, is again much longer as the Tiguan all space but with 5.04 meters. VW for the first time offers a midsize SUV with the Atlas. The new model will be manufactured in Chattanooga (Tennessee) for the North American market. VW brand Chief Herbert Diess said: "the North American market is of great importance for Volkswagen and one of our most important tasks is to win back the trust of our customers. Volkswagen is available for vehicles that are developed and built here at attractive prices for buyers in the region. The Volkswagen of Atlas and the new Tiguan mark the beginning of this major product offensive. " (sl)