Following its United States debut, the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace will make its way to Europe, with the long-wheelbase SUV set to arrive at the Geneva Motor Show. The Tiguan Allspace fills the space between the regular Tiguan and the Touareg, and can be ordered in five- or seven-seat configurations.
For the European market, the Tiguan Allspace will be available with six Euro 6-compliant engines, ranging from TSI petrol to TDI diesel mills. Power outputs for the turbocharged four-cylinder direct-injection engines range from 150 PS to 240 PS.
All models, save for those fitted with the lowest output TSI and TDI engines (150 PS), will get Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system and 4Motion Active Control as standard, along with a dual-clutch gearbox. Customers who still require all-wheel drive will still be able to select it as a cost option.
In terms of dimensions, the Tiguan Allspace is 215 mm longer than a regular Tiguan (4,701 mm), and adds 109 mm to its wheelbase (2,790 mm). The carmaker also revised the styling to match its larger proportions by redesigned the rear doors to be longer, and raising the bonnet above the radiator grille. An optional “off-road package” is available for the SUV, which adds on underbody protection and a new front section (increases approach angle by seven degrees).
Thanks to its larger body size, the Tiguan Allspace offers a lot more storage capacity compared to the regular Tiguan. In the five-seat version, the Tiguan Allspace offers 760 litres of luggage space, which is 145 litres more than the short-wheelbase model. Fold the second-row seats down, and there’s 1,920 litres of storage capacity.
Meanwhile, the seven-seater version (5+2) provides 230 litres of storage space (up to the height of backrests), and with the third-row seats folded, there’s 700 litres. Fold the two rows of seats behind the driver and front passengers, and you’ll 1,775 litres.
The cabin is pretty much unchanged from a regular Tiguan, and Volkswagen is offering three trim levels here – Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. Depending on which is chosen, customers will get items such as a triple-zone Air Care Climatronic system, keyless operation, leather upholstery, a Composition Colour infotainment system with eight speakers and many others.
The entry-level Trendline comes with Front Assist as standard, which City Emergency Braking (with pedestrian monitoring) and Lane Assist as standard. Higher variants get Park Pilot, adaptive cruise control and even Traffic Jam Assist.