The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan paces out with a new influence and a new sizing that won’t be instantly recognizable to past Volkswagen crossover owners. The new Tiguan shuns the former model’s rounded approach for sharper, chiseled peripheries and a more intimidating snout. It’s a contemporary search, albeit not extremely daring . We give the new form a 6 out of 10 on our styling magnitude for a better-than-average look outside, but a largely straightforward look inside . The Tiguan manages to get right what other automakers was essentially forgotten in crossovers: the rear end. The Volkswagen Tiguan is sharp-witted coming or exiting, and more rear glass in the Tiguan’s liftgate has muffled a rising window row that has given other crossovers a visual wedgie . Up front, the Tiguan copy/ glues the horizontal grille, bumpers, and lower fascia from the Atlas. Subtle creases in the punk are the only stylistic touchings to the Tiguan, and even those aren’t particularly blatant–they just stand out in comparison to the rest of the crossover . In profile, the Tiguan isn’t as chunky or masculine or the Atlas, and the Tiguan doesn’t use blockier wheel arches to strike a tougher pose. A relatively low window row and wide rear openings bode well for entry, depart, and visibility, but swim upstream from the present crossover trend of high-waisted huts .A enunciated flyline from the front fender rearward is the Tiguan’s only modern signature, and helps to visually separate the top half of the car from the bottom half without resorting to gimmicky floating roofs–or worse . An R-Line packet may be consulted in Tiguan SEL and SEL Premium decorates supports a more upscale search with color-coordinated exterior trimming and upsized composite rotations, but it doesn’t add any achievement upgrades . Inside, the Tiguan is a modern-day pledge of role over sort. It’s very clean and simple without much fuss. If you’ve ever opened an iPhone box in the last decade you’ll recognise VW’s approach here; it’s unexciting box that shoppers find strangely attractive . An 8.0 -inch middle touchscreen predominates notice in SE examples and higher–SEL Premium examples swap out the centre for human rights approximates for a 12.3 -inch motorist information display that’s sharp-witted . Interior hues aren’t daring, and shoppers looking for more spice may need to wait for Tiguan R-Line examples that are able to add a bit more flair . .