Photo of 2018 Tiguan courtesy of Volkswagen.

Photo of 2018 Tiguan courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen's 2018 Tiguan will arrive this summer with 10.6 inches of additional length and a price increase of $350 from the outgoing model in the highly competitive compact SUV segment, the company announced.

Volkswagen will offer four trim grades starting with the S starting at $26,245, followed by the SE, SEL, and SEL Premium. All models will be powered by a 2.0-liter TSI that makes 184 horsepower and 221 lb.-ft. of torque. Volkswagen will offer an available 4Motion all-wheel-drive system with the front-wheel drive Tiguan for an extra $1,300.

The FWD SE, SEL, and SEL Premium models will retail for $29,980, $33,450, and $37,150.

The Tiguan carries a limited warranty of six years or 72,000 miles.

Optional equipment packages include third-row seating ($500); Driver Assistance with autonomous braking, pedestrian monitoring, blind spot monitor, and rear traffic alert ($850); a panoramic sunroof ($1,200); and the R-Line performance model ($1,795 for SEL and $1,495 for SEL Premium).