After launching the range-topping Atlas
, a seven seat alternative to the Ford Explorer, attention has turned to the middle of the segment. The Volkswagen Tiguan has long been the compact competitor to the best selling Honda CR-V
, Ford Escape, and Chevrolet Equinox, but this leaves a large gap between the massive Atlas and compact Tiguan. To offer customers a go between, the German automaker brought an all-new Tiguan with an elongated wheelbase to the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Designed specifically for America, the long-wheelbase Tiguan rides 10.7 inches longer than the SUV on which it is based, 4.4 of which are translated straight to the wheelbase.