Tiguan and Golf sell well in January. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Feb. 1, 2017 2018 VW Tiguan – Pricing and EPA TBA. The all-new longer wheelbase 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan provides a larger interior, flexible seating - sliding second-row seats and an optional third row, employs the latest safety equipment plus includes brands latest infotainment systems. Thea 109.9 in wheelbase - 7.4 inches longer than the current generation - 185.2 inches long - 10.7 inches longer than the current version - and includes 57 percent more cargo capacity over the current generations 23.8/56.1 cu ft with the rear seats up/rear seats down. The all-new Tiguan is wider and lower with very sharp character and features lines in the hood, the profile, and rear hatch with a lower lift-in height along with new LED lighting. Inside, the entry level cloth seats now feature a premium pattern. Regarding higher end trims and options, a reconfigurable VW Digital Cockpit display – think of the Audi Q7, VW Car-Net with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink, plus a Fender Audio System will be available. 2018 VW Tiguan Interior A rearview camera comes standard on all trims with Stop/Go Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC); Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) with Pedestrian Monitoring; Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert; and Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist) are available. The 2018 Tiguan provides the VW Automatic Post-Collision Braking System standard on all trims. Available comfort options include an eight-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, and a heated wheel. The 40:20:40 second-row bench can slide seven inches fore and aft. Third-row seats are standard on FWD models and optional on AWD versions. An available panoramic sunroof lightens the entire interior space, and a foot-activated power liftgate can be added. Under the hood the new Tiguan will be powered by an updated version of Volkswagen’s turbocharged and direct injected 184 hp and 221 pound-feet of torque 2.0L TSI engine mated to a new eight-speed AT. An optional 4Motion with Active Control AWD system offers four driver selectable modes. 2018 VW Tiguan VW January 2017 Sales Overview Volkswagen reported it sold 23,510 vehicles in January 2017, up 17.1 percent over the 20,079 the company sold in January of 2016. VW January 2017 Sales Highlights Tiguan achieved sales of 3,516 vehicles, up 39.1 percent over January 2016, the best January result in history. Golf SportWagen sales (which includes the all-new Alltrack) reached 2,047 vehicles, up 189.9 percent over the 706 sold in January of 2016. The number one tidbit in the January segment sales reports is that the Ford Fusion Hybrid outsold the Prius liftback for the first time in history. I believe this is the first time the Prius Liftback has been surpassed since the Gen 2 was released back in late 2003! U.S. January 2017 Sales vs. January 2016 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 18 Automobile Manufacturers GM January 2017 Sales Down 3.8% with 195,909 Vehicles sold Ford January 2017 Sales Down 0.6% with 172,612 Vehicles sold FCA January 2017 Sales Down 11.2% with 152,218 Vehicles sold Toyota January 2017 Sales Down 11.3% with 143,048 Vehicles sold Nissan January 2017 Sales Up 6.2% with 112,319 Vehicles sold Honda January 2017 Sales Up 5.9% with 106,380 Vehicles sold Hyundai January 2017 Sales Up 3.3% with 46,507 Vehicles sold Subaru January 2017 Sales Up 6.8% with 43,879 Vehicles sold Kia January 2017 Sales Down 7.0% with 35,626 Vehicles sold Mercedes-Benz January 2017 Sales Up 3.5% with 27,900 Vehicles sold VW January 2017 Sales Up 17.1% with 23,510 Vehicles sold Mazda January 2017 Sales Up 10.1% with 21,698 Vehicles sold BMW January 2017 Sales Down 0.5% with 21,219 Vehicles sold Audi January 2017 Sales Up 11.4% with 13,201 Vehicles sold Jaguar/Land Rover January 2017 Sales Up 29.9% with 9,102 Vehicles sold Mitsubishi January 2017 Sales Up 3.1% with 6,457 Vehicles sold Porsche January 2017 Sales Up 5.7% with 4,602 Vehicles sold Volvo January 2017 Sales Down 18.2% with 3,472 Vehicles sold The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles was approximately 17.6 million vehicles.