Bigger and better, and bolder than the model it replaced, the 2018 Tiguan is an absolute cracker.

Outside, the look is a little squarer and more aggressive than before. It is handsome, and masculine, and modern. Larger wheels probably negate any kind of off-roading aspirations. As in all SUVs, you might need different wheels for serious fun.

Veedub have whipped themselves into a frenzy about the new-gen Tiguan.

They say it is both powerful, and luxurious. They say it is a fit contender to compete against the high-end-ness of the Germans.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI.

I guess they mean the other Germans.

We drove the top Highline model complete with the R-Line package. It has big 20” wheels, a powerful engine, and a premium cabin.

The look is chunky.