Yesterday, we brought you the first teaser sketches of the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, a longer seven-seater version of Wolfsburg’s C-segment SUV. Now, the first images of a Chinese-market version, badged as the Tiguan L, have surfaced on autonocion.com ahead of its slated world premiere at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, giving us a good look at what the Allspace will look like.

As expected, the lengthened model looks almost identical to the standard car, save for longer rear doors – the wheelbase has been stretched some 110 mm – as well as a rear end that stretches further aft, with a reshaped C-pillar. Inside, the Chinese-market L doesn’t appear to have seven seats, the increase in length seemingly only serving to improve rear legroom and luggage space.

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.

Although the European version of the XL-sized Tiguan will bear the Allspace moniker, US-market versions will simply be called the Tiguan, as the regular five-seater won’t be sold there. Speaking of which, the standard Tiguan is set to be introduced in Malaysia next year as a locally-assembled (CKD) model – it was recently spotted in the East Coast.


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