The VW Tiguan Allspace is larger than a regular Tiguan but smaller than a Touareg and will be making its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Allspace is the long-wheelbase version of the second-generation Tiguan and rides on a 109-millimeter longer wheelbase and is 215mm longer overall. The rear doors have been extended in length as has the bonnet to balance the proportions of the car.
The extra length has allowed VW fit an extra row of seats in the very back, increasing the seating capacity from five to seven. With all the rear seats folded away, the load capacity is 1 920 liters.
In Europe, customers can get the Tiguan Allspace with six engines that deliver up to 176kW. The entry level engines are 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol or a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that both make 110kW. These mills come with front-wheel drive, but all other powertrains come standard with a dual clutch gearbox and 4Motion all-wheel drive.
The more powerful 2.0-litre turbodiesel engines are tuned to output either 132kW or 175kW. On the petrol front, the turbocharged 2.0-litre engine come with either 132kW or 161kW in the 2.0 TSI.
There is also an optional off-road version with underbody protection at the front and a better approach angle.
Volswagen SA currently don’t have any plans to bring the Tiguan Allspace to South Africa.