New, seven-seat Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace – pics, specs and prices
Volkswagen has revealed further details about its latest large, seven-seat SUV, the Tiguan Allspace, which is due to hit the UK early next year.
215mm longer than the regular Tiguan, the aptly named Allspace bridges the gap between its smaller SUVs and premium Touareg, and is likely to be priced from around £27,000.
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Externally, little is new. There’s a slightly reworked grille, but the only thing to mark its extended wheelbase out is the larger rear quarter windows and longer roofline. The body’s overhang behind the rear wheels is also noticeable.
Inside, things really are identical; it looks and feels just like a standard Tiguan – a well-built, durable product. However, a third row of seats is available as an optional extra, while rear passengers will benefit from an extra 60mm of legroom thanks to the longer wheelbase.
Boot space has taken a step up too, and now offers 730 litres of capacity (with seats in place), compared to the smaller Tiguan’s 615 litres. Fold all the rear seats flat and it offers more than 100 litres of room.
Again, like its smaller sibling, it’s available with six engines. Entry-level models get the petrol-powered 1.4-litre turbocharged unit that develops 148bhp, while a larger 2.0-litre petrol is available with outputs of 178bhp and 216bhp respectively.
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Diesel-wise, a single 2.0-litre engine is offered in three states of tune – 148bhp, 178bhp and 236bhp. Despite power output being similar to the petrols’, the additional torque and economy on offer are likely to it the most popular choice.
Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system is also standard for the higher-powered diesel engines, although it won’t be available with the entry-level 1.4-litre petrol. Most models are also expected to come with Volkswagen’s clever semi-automatic DSG gearbox.
Making its European debut this week, no official UK price list or release date have been given, although entry-level models are expected to cost from around £27,000 – around £4,000 more than the regular Tiguan.
If you don’t want to wait, how about leasing a family relation of the Tiguan – the Skoda Kodiaq.