GALLERY: Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 1.4, 2.0 R-Line

GALLERY: Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 1.4, 2.0 R-Line

Earlier this year, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) introduced the Tiguan Allspace as one of the industry’s first launches after the government’s movement control order. Aiming to build on the success of the standard Tiguan, this stretched SUV adds two more seats, giving buyers a new seven-seater option.

Ahead of the release of our video review, we’re bringing you a full gallery of both the 1.4 and 2.0 litre variants so that you can compare the two. Prices start at RM165,031 for the 1.4 TSI Highline – making it just over RM2,000 more expensive than the five-seater model – while the 2.0 TSI 4Motion R-Line is over RM40,000 dearer at RM209,637. Both are exempted from the sales and service tax (SST).

At over RM200,000, the R-Line model is stepping into cutthroat premium car territory, but at least it has the performance to match. Under the bonnet sits the venerable EA888 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, churning out 220 PS from 4,500 to 6,200 rpm and 350 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 4,400 rpm. That’s very nearly the same amount of power as the Mk7.5 Golf GTI, and the torque figure is identical.

GALLERY: Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 1.4, 2.0 R-Line

Also upgraded is the drivetrain, featuring a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, 4Motion all-wheel drive and Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) adaptive dampers, just like a Golf R. The AWD system in the Tiguan is a little more biased towards off-road driving, with Snow, Off-Road and Off-Road Individual modes. No matter – this people-moving crossover will still get from zero to 100 km/h in just 6.8 seconds.

The Highline, meanwhile, soldiers on with the familiar 1.4 litre turbo four-pot from the five-seater model, making 150 PS from 5,000 to 6,000 rpm and 250 Nm from 1,500 to 3,000 rpm. Equipped with a six-speed wet dual-clutch transmission and front-wheel drive, it accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds.

Break out the measuring tape and you’ll notice that the Allspace is 215 mm longer than the regular Tiguan at 4,701 mm, with 106 mm going into the 2,787 mm wheelbase. It is also 26 mm taller at 1,674 mm, but width remains the same at 1,839 mm. Impressively, the 1.4 TSI model weighs only 10 kg heavier at 1,460 kg, but with the larger engine and all-wheel drive, the 2.0 TSI is a whopping 220 kg heftier still at 1,680 kg.

GALLERY: Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 1.4, 2.0 R-Line

The increase in length and wheelbase is just about visible to the naked eye, but the Allspace is also differentiated through the silver door mirrors, front fender appliqués, an upswept rearmost side window and fake twin trapezoidal tailpipes. The bonnet is also slightly taller to balance out the taller body. We should point out that this car doesn’t get the facelift introduced globally for the standard Tiguan earlier this year.

On the outside, the Highline is equipped with full-LED headlights, LED combination tail lights and the same 18-inch “Kingston” alloy wheels as the five-seater. The R-Line gains a more aggressive design for the front and rear bumpers, deeper side skirts and an increased use of body-coloured trim, along with 3D-effect full-LED tail lights and 19-inch “Sebring” alloys in a fetching gunmetal grey finish.

Inside, the Allspace is all but identical save for the sliding and reclining second-row seats and the obligatory third-row pews. Volkswagen is claiming an additional 60 mm of second-row legroom, plus 85 litres more boot space with the rearmost seats folded, at 700 litres (230 litres with all seats up). With the second and third rows folded, the maximum luggage space is 1,775 litres.

In terms of infotainment, the Highline gets an eight-inch touchscreen and twin physical knobs, while the R-Line receives a 9.2-inch display, full touch controls and gesture control. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity are standard across the board, with the R-Line also gaining navigation.

The R-Line package also entails a sportier steering wheel (both are flat-bottomed), stainless steel pedals and the R logo embroidered into the seats. Both the Highline and R-Line come with keyless entry, push-button start, triple-zone climate control, eight speakers, a powered tailgate and a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory; the R-Line model adds a powered front passenger seat with the same functions.

Safety-wise, the Allspace is fitted as standard with six airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, stability control, hill start assist and ISOFIX child seat anchors on the second row, with the R-Line also getting hill descent control. Unfortunately, neither of these cars come with autonomous emergency braking.

GALLERY: Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 1.4 TSI Highline
GALLERY: Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TSI 4Motion R-Line

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Jonathan Lee

After trying to pursue a career in product design, Jonathan Lee decided to make the sideways jump into the world of car journalism instead. He therefore appreciates the aesthetic appeal of a car, but for him, the driving experience is still second to none.



  • Semi-Value (Member) on Sep 25, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    sorry vw, the tiguan 2.0r line is superb. but without the latest in safety, its hard to part one’s money with you considering a proton or even perodua comes with said safety features these days.

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  • Jay Jay on Sep 25, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    &.. we hv Hulk (X50)

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  • Celup King on Sep 26, 2020 at 10:19 am

    1.4 litre turbo four-pot from the five-seater model, making 150 PS from 5,000 to 6,000 rpm and 250 Nm from 1,500 to 3,000 rpm, it accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds. This is what goes into global VW car.

    Compared with X50 1.5TD (1.5 TGDi) does 179 PS (132 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 255 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm, 0-100 km/h should be similar to the 7.9 seconds.

    Clearly this GeelyProtonVolvo engine has better performance and because that, jealous people cannot accept this fact.

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  • Derek on Sep 26, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Great one. I was actually wondering if PT can do a comparison with the VW Tiguan all space 2.0T vs the Mazda cx8 2.5T? Similar prices and as a comparison on video on both cars. German 5+2 seater vs Japanese 6/7seater suv.

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  • Ghazali Hamdan on Sep 26, 2020 at 11:29 am

    VW wanted to kahwin Proton so badly. If we were not arrogant and turn them down, today, we will be having all these models as Proton and not China car

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    • autodriver (Member) on Sep 26, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      We will have tsi and DSG as early as in 2015 then. But M scare his crony suppliers lost business if VW took over he will lose his side income. so he banned the VW project.

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    • Shall go for german on Sep 26, 2020 at 5:51 pm

      If potong choose to work with VW and allow them to take majority. We will be able to get a much better and advance german car.

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      • Rosman on Sep 27, 2020 at 1:05 pm

        Together with the unreliability & expensive cost to repair of advanced german car. Why do it just to make future proton owners suffer?

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    • Rosman on Sep 27, 2020 at 1:03 pm

      And proton would be saddled with bad aftertaste of DSG scandal & Dieselgate. Why would proton want to sully their good & solid reputation with such shit?

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    • Monana on Sep 27, 2020 at 2:34 pm

      And will continue to be burden. VW issue with dual clutch issue, some says it has been solved, but look at the VW sales in Malaysia now. Weirdly, BMW which is owned by VW group does not have this issue. Friends of mine that bought VW in 2017/2018 always stranded along with mechanical issues.

      VW Malaysia issue with their rubbers all around their cars. Even assembled locally, they still cannot beat BMW in this aspect. BMW is much better. If Proton is with VW now, I dont think the cars technology will be improved. Look at their Tiguan, there is no LKAS! AEB, ACC? You can only dream.

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  • Waiting for Proton X90 flagship with a new 2.0 turbo co-developed with volvo
    247 bhp & 350 nm of torque

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  • MeiLi on Dec 01, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Sebenci-benci aku pada C-RV, daripada VW dgn takde AEB, ACC etc., lg baik aku beli C-RV. Biarlah CVT pun, RV terjamin dgn C-RV.

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