Volkswagen has released sketches of the new Tiguan Allspace, which will make its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month. A lengthened, seven-seat version of the SUV we know, the Tiguan Allspace will be launched successively in North America, China and Europe from next summer.

The European version of this XL-sized Tiguan will have the ‘Allspace’ designation, but in North America and China it will simply be called Tiguan, as the five-seater won’t be sold in those big car markets.

A 110 mm longer wheelbase that brings extra cabin room is promised. The second-generation Tiguan – which made its debut at Frankfurt 2015 – is already much larger than the original. The five-seater is 60 mm longer and 30 mm wider than the Typ 5N, with a 77 mm longer wheelbase. Boot space is up by 145 litres to make 615 litres, or 1,655 litres with the rear seats folded.

As VW is gearing up for the launch of the big Tiguan, it’s also planning to introduce the regular sized one in Malaysia next year as a locally assembled model. A test mule was recently spotted in the East Coast.

GALLERY: Volkswagen Tiguan GTE and R-Line at IAA Frankfurt 2015