The 2018 Volkswagen “B-SUV” is given its name from B for Big not B class. It offers the huge dimensions, weights, powertrain specs and spacious room inside making it one of jumbo three-row SUVs in line with the Explorer, Pilot, Highlander, and Traverse. It has the same look with the CrossBlue Concept model introduced at the Detroit auto show in 2013 but with the major shoulder line, three grille bars and lower wheelwells.
2018 Volkswagen “B-SUV” Interior And Exterior / First Look
The new B-SUV will rides on the new MQB evo architecture similar to that of the VW new Euro Passat and Golf, and it will be manufactured on the same line as the non-MQB model in Chattanooga. Driving the car feels huge and substantial. It has a large, flat hood extending far forward unlike minivan. The ground in front of the 2018 Volkswagen “B-SUV” is hard to see, but maneuvering in tight areas is easier with a 360-degree-view camera system. There are available four trim levels with middle-row captain’s chairs available on the highest trim. There is roomy legroom for adults with a low floor on third row thanks to a long wheelbase and small rear suspension. Headroom is generous for tall adults. There is extended panoramic roof available optional offering a great view upward over the heads of passengers in the second row. Infotainment system is new though the dash layout is unknown.
2018 Volkswagen “B-SUV” Release Date
The name will be announced in late September and then a month later VW will unveil the bodywork. The 2018 Volkswagen “B-SUV” will enter the production line at the end of December before it hits the dealer in the second-quarter of the year. There will be front- and 4Motion all-wheel drive options. A 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injected four-cylinder engine might be identical to the GTI’s with the performance package that generates 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet. The Passat lends its 3.6-liter VR6 engine with 280 horsepower and 258 pound-feet that is tuned for better performance. An eight-speed automatic is standard on both engines. The front suspension is struts while the rear is multilinks across the board with coils. User-adjustable mode is dropped so driver cannot adjust the permanently engaged 4Motion all-wheel drive but the traction, ABS, throttle, stability control, and gear-selection setting can be fine tuned with a button to suit for snow, off-road, highway, and custom off-road situation. The hill-start assist and hill-descent systems are activated during off-road modes.
2018 Volkswagen “B-SUV” Price
Pricing for the 2018 Volkswagen “B-SUV” remains secret at least until it arrives at dealerships but expect it to be equally priced with its rivals in the segment,