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