Volkswagen Tiguan Coupe Will, Allegedly, Arrive Next Year

Volkswagen is apparently looking to follow the trend that wants automakers to have two SUV offerings in certain segments, a practical, “normal” one and a sportier “coupe”, with a posher version of the Tiguan.

Said to arrive next year, according to AutomobileMagazine, the Tiguan Coupe (name unconfirmed) will still be a five-door, though its bodywork design will be noticeably sportier.

While the exterior will me markedly different, the cabin will remain pretty much identical to the regular Tiguan, sporting the same dashboard, although a more lavish trim is very possible.

The oily bits will also be carried over, so expect most (if not all) of the Tiguan’s engine range. Despite the premium over the Tiguan, estimated at some €1,500 (equal to $1,819) on certain grades, base models will allegedly be offered with front-wheel drive, whereas the 4Motion all-wheel drive system will be offered in higher specs.

Last, but definitely not least, the Volkswagen Tiguan Coupe will benefit from a different suspension tuning to emphasize its sportier character.

Since the French publication isn’t quoting a source for this information, we’ll take it with a grain of salt for now. Moreover, VW itself showcased the (larger) Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept five years ago, but didn’t put it into production.

On the other hand, the German automaker has already confirmed a convertible version of the T-Roc that’s due in 2020, so they’re definitely tapping into new niches, and the ever-growing demand for crossovers and SUVs will help pay for their ambitions.

Note: Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept pictured

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  • Dr Strangefingger

    This cheating monkey gassing company is dead to me. Never will I purchase any of its brands. Nice work jack azz VW!!!

    • TheHake

      Luckily there are plenty of people still buying VW.

    • botornot387

      thats right, you go buy that GM product that wouldn’t spend 50 cents on an ignition switch, or a toyolexus product with unintended acceleration, or any of the other diesel making German brands who have yet to be caught doing the same thing and also apart of gassing the monkeys…

  • LeStori

    Coupe version of a consumer truck. Now that is laughable. SUVs are claimed to be Sports Utility Vehicles. Turn it into a Coupe and you lose the Utility.

    • I know, but millions of people are buying this crap…

      • TheHake

        The seating position gives better visibility to the driver while freeing up interior space, plus it’s easier to get in and out of. How is that ‘crap’?

        • The back is sloped like a coupe, taking up valuable space, hence there is no utility…totally useless…it’s a fashion victim accessory…

          • khc

            “no utility” “totally useless” “fashion victim accessory” – ‘not one for exaggeration, I see; that’s a popular tactic, in some circles, these days.

          • TheHake

            It still has PLENTY of room for my dogs and everything I need to take with on holiday while still being nice to look at. How is that “totally useless”? I guess a sedan is also “totally useless” then?

    • TheHake

      They are not trucks, but high riding cars with a different seating position. Lots of people don’t want to have a low slung car scraping the ground but want a car with performance while still offering usable space and easy entry. Why is that so difficult to understand?

      • KidRed

        Exactly. The SUV category already exists and these cars fit the classification parameters. There’s currently no car category for “large hatch with high ground clearance and SUV-like storage capacity but lacks real utility.”

  • chippers

    A “coupe” SUV is basically the opposite of what I want in every way. Why do people want this mess?

  • Iberian Rekluse

    No thanks.

  • no25

    All VW utility vehicles look like different versions of the Atlas nowadays.

    • Belthronding

      probably they are..

  • Harry Nimmergut

    ANOTHER VW SUV? Talk about oversaturating an already oversaturated market. Maybe I WILL succumb and buy a CUV in a year or two. They’ll all be 25-50% off.

  • Bash

    I like this front end more than that arteon inspired one.

  • KidRed

    Coupe only refers to the profile. Take a coupe profile but give it two doors on the side instead of one. That’s really the only difference in most cases.

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