Gone is the cutely rounded little Tiguan of years past. Who wanted adorable Euro styling at the expense of space, anyway? That combination just doesn’t sell in America. Shoppers in the States look toward crossovers for their size and space. And with a new wheelbase stretching more than 185 inches in length, that is exactly what folks buying the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan will get. The rounded corners have been replaced with a muscular look more in line with VW’s sedans and its debuting Atlas crossover. While this may cost the Tiguan some of its charm, it will probably play better with most shoppers. Inside, things are kept relatively simple, albeit with upscale appeal. A heated steering wheel and panoramic sunroof are optional, the infotainment system touchscreen will run both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Volkswagen has also incorporated its new, customizable driver display, called the Digital Cockpit.. Perhaps the biggest change for 2018 is the addition of a third row, which comes standard on front-wheel-drive models but is optional on all-wheel-drive Tiguans.A 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder will deliver 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque via an 8-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel-economy numbers haven’t been announced, but we expect at least a slight improvement over the outgoing model’s 20 miles per gallon city, 24 highway. The addition of the third row does raise one significant question: Does Volkswagen have enough buyers to support two 3-row crossovers? With shoppers undoubtedly still thinking about Dieselgate and the recent marketing push behind the all-new Atlas, should we expect the Tiguan to flourish as a 7-seater, or is this one last breath before it fizzles out of production? Share your opinion in the Comments, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more CarGurus videos. Thanks for watching. .