2017 VW Tiguan LWB Spotted By Reader In The US

While we’ve gotten our first glimpse at the long-wheelbase version of the all-new 2017 VW Tiguan only a few weeks back, one of our readers just came forward with these new shots, the clearest we’ve come across so far.

This one was spotted somewhere in the US and, although we can’t know for sure, the car’s Arizona plates might be giving away the location, making this the first time it surfaces undisguised anywhere other than China.

Set to enter production in the first quartet of 2017 and go on sale in the US as either a 2017MY or a 2018MY, the LWB Tiguan will feature a wheelbase stretched by 110 mm / 4.3 in. over the regular model that rides on a 2,681mm / 105.6 in. wheelbase, and a longer rear overhang. This will allow for the fitment of a retractable third seat bench, probably most suitable to two children rather than adults, as is the norm in this class, and still maintain a sizeable boot.

Its engine range will also come from the SWB Tiguan(though after Dieselgate, one can’t be certain about the diesels in the States) and possibly a hybrid, too.

H/T to Viktor Dets

Photo Gallery

  • Melo

    The new Skoda! VW wtf

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Can I just have the regular one, please? I didn’t ask for this.

    • Pragmatist

      The SWB looks so much more sporty. It’s that rear corner window that’s absolutely ruinous.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    this looks awful… like a mix of the new Tiguan and a BMW X3

  • William

    To clarify, this is different from the North American designed CrossBlue right?

  • ME

    The proportions are way off. Like the German made standard version. Ship this to China.

    • WiseBlasian

      it almost looks like a freaking minivan

  • BGM

    So, VW, I guess it’s NOT necessary to remove the amber turn signals and integrate them into the brake lights like you’ve been doing on on VW and Audis for some time now.

  • Not a good look compared to SWB version…

  • Gerald Michael

    Hate the rearmost side window. Sort of works, but I prefer the look of the SWB version. Speaking of which, VW is making a big mistake not offering that model in the US along with the LWB version.

    • Pragmatist

      Agreed! The kink-up at rear corner window makes this look like all the other bland, oversized, shitty SUV’s here in the US.

  • dumblikeyou2

    Looks like a last gen KIA Sorento. The cheap standard wheels do it no justice, but the body looks grossly underwhelming up close.

  • Kash

    Looks like an enlarged A4 Allroad from the side.

  • DBP

    Compared to the 7 year old Tiguan we currently have in the states this new one looks fantastic! It’s in test mule dress in these photos, lets hope vw sharpens it’s looks a little before it hits the showroom. And vw please don’t ditch the tdi version!

  • MarkoS

    I will take a Gulf Sportwagen Alltrack thanks. Not interested in a crammed 3 row. They should have offered in two row in the USA!

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Eyuk…wrong proportions

  • Knotmyrealname

    Eeeeech, the standard one is bad enough, but this looks like a 90’s throwback. Maybe designed in China.

  • DBP

    Considering the stubby proportions of the current 7 year old version sold in the states, I would say this is a massive step in the right direction in regard to filling the needs and desires of the customer. This car pictured is in test mule dress so hopefully vw will sharpen it’s looks some before it hits the showrooms. Please make the tdi an option at least!

  • Hello Moto ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Looks like a minivan from the back 3/4 angle.

  • Pragmatist

    Absolutely god awful rear 3/4. Looks like the bmw x3.

  • WiseBlasian

    Goddamn VW just killed it for me. Why couldn’t we have the regular version?!? The Tiguan is supposed to be a COMPACT SUV. If you want bigger there are other models ffs. The new Tiguan already has more space than the MK1. It’s a real shame because the next Tiguan was going to be my next car.

2020 Toyota Granvia MPV Gets AUD $62,990 Starting Price

With space for the whole family, the Granvia will launch in Australia on October 14 in six- and eight-seat versions.

Jeep Cherokee Gets T-Boned After Running Through Red Light

According to the police, the driver of the Jeep was distracted and didn’t notice the red light; thankfully, no one was seriously hurt.

EPA Revokes California’s Emissions Waiver, Launches “One National Program Rule”

States will now longer be able to set their own fuel economy and emission standards.

One-Off Toyota Century Convertible Is Fit For An Emperor

The Century Convertible will make its debut at the coronation ceremony for Emperor Naruhito on October 22nd.

VW Updates Car-Net App Offering Remote Start, Other Connected Features

VW’s new smartphone application is available for free for five years with each new vehicle and will be updated to communicate with smart home devices.

Mysterious Lamborghini Prototype Spied, Could Be The Huracan Performante Evo

Huracan Performante Evo is expected to have a new touchscreen infotainment system and an upgraded V10 engine.

Next-Gen Mercedes-AMG GT Could Be A Hybrid With All-Wheel Drive

Thanks to an EQ Boost starter-alternator, higher end versions of the next-generation GT could have 650+ hp.

2020 Jaguar E-Pace U.S. Lineup Welcomes $46,400 Checkered Flag Edition

For the 2020MY, the E-Pace also gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across the range as standard.

Bugatti Wants To Spoil Rich Kids With An Incredibly Detailed $33k Electric Toy Car

Don’t worry; rich adults will be able to drive it too, if they want to.

Widebody 2020 Toyota Supra With Huge Wing Is Heading To SEMA

The body kit itself is no over-the-top, though those two wings, especially the towering upper one, are unmissable .