2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 1.4 TSI Life now in Malaysia – entry-level in three variant range, RM173k

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 1.4 TSI Life now in Malaysia – entry-level in three variant range, RM173k

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has announced the introduction of a third Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace facelift variant to its model line-up. The locally-assembled Allspace 1.4 TSI Life joins the existing 1.4 TSI Elegance and 2.0 TSI R-Line 4Motion-as the entry-level model in the series.

UPDATE: VPCM has finally released the spec sheet for the Tiguan Allspace Life, allowing the differences from the Elegance to be detailed in the story.

Visually, the Life shares the same exterior design cues as seen on its siblings, with styling elements including a signature Volkswagen illuminated light strip between the full LED headlamps and ‘Allspace’ specification trim. However, the bumper inserts are unpainted, compared to the Elegance. Other bits include LED tail lights, silver-painted side mirrors as well as the 18-inch Frankfurt silver alloy wheels and 235/55 rubbers, similar to the Elegance.

Inside, the Life’s lower price means fabric seats as opposed to the black Vienna leather upholstery found on the Elegance, and you won’t find the 12-way power-adjustable front seats with memory and active climate (seat heating/ventilation) feature on the more expensive variant here. The Life also ditches the five-preset ambient lighting and illuminated scuff plates seen on the Elegance, and the electric tailgate comes without a sensor-controlled easy open/close function.

Most of the kit elsewhere is identical, and includes a leather multi-function sports steering wheel, triple-zone Climatronic automatic climate control and a 9.2-inch Discover Pro infotainment system with navigation and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay wireless connectivity. No changes to the seven-seater’s practicality, with up to 1,775 litres of class-leading boot space with second- and third-row seats fully folded.

Like the Elegance, the Life is powered by a a 1.4 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 150 PS from 5,000 to 6,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque between 1,500 to 3,500 rpm. The mill is paired with a six-speed DSG wet dual-clutch transmission, with drive sent to the front wheels.

Safety-wise, the Allspace Life comes equipped with six airbags, stability control, hill descent control and Isofix front passenger and rear child seat anchors as well as lane keeping assist and driver alert, but without autonomous emergency braking, a specification list similar to the other two Allspace variants.

Similar to the Elegance, five exterior colours are available for the Life, these being Atlantic Blue, Platinum Grey and Pyrite Silver metallics and Deep Black and Oryx White pearl-effect finishes; there is no added cost for the latter two shades.

The Volkswagen Allspace 1.4 TSI Life is priced at RM172,990 (recommended retail price), making it RM7,600 cheaper than the 1.4 TSI Elegance (now RM180,590 following the re-inclusion of SST). Its on-the-road price (excluding insurance) is RM173,590. The SUV comes with three years of free maintenance, a five-year unlimited mileage warranty and five-year roadside assistance.

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Comments

  • (Dude) on Aug 01, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    So, what’s the spec difference?????
    The only changes i see is the plastic front bumper, compared to the painted bumpers on the Elegance

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  • this is the 3rd news portal, but none telling us what is the difference from Tiguan Elegance.

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  • Amran on Aug 01, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Real cheap. Rm120 roadtax for this 1.4l SUV

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  • In flesh, both Tiguan and Golf are small car.

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  • Fillers on Aug 01, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    At least got some parts of ADAS

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  • If 1.4 comes with awd, that would be perfect.

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  • DonkeyKong on Aug 01, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    Every news site carries exactly the same press release blurb from VPCM. As other comments said, it’s not illuminating at all in the least. But considering there’s no pics of the interior, let’s hazard a guess. I suppose it has fabric seats, with no electronic adjustments? And gone are the ventillated seats as well, as a consequence? Perhaps it doesn’t have ambient lighting as well?

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    • DonkeyKong on Aug 03, 2022 at 2:04 pm

      LOLLL which are the idiots who voted down???

      VPCM just released the differences in models. Guess what? The Life version:

      – has fabric seats
      – doesn’t have ventillation and heating function
      – no 12-way electronic seat adjustment
      – no ambient lighting
      – no digital instrument cluster

      So.. which are the idiots who voted down?

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  • Truckers on Aug 01, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    If new CRV will up prices close to this car, the Tiguan will be a steal!

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    • But aftersales and quality good, since too many people complain about Honda?

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  • Bieight8 on Aug 01, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Only 7.6k different? Makes no sense for something near 180k

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    • You must never run business before. How much net profit a company can earn? Some may just hardly survive with only 4-5% net profit from total revenue. How many of them have rm7.6k salary? You must be billionaire, rm7.6k is nothing for you.

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  • Sohail on Aug 02, 2022 at 7:52 am

    Low spec, no AEB, no ACC,
    Tiresome, not suitable for long journey.

    Oversea higher spec have AEB, ACC.

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    • Fillers on Aug 02, 2022 at 9:12 am

      Got Automatic Post Collision Braking, Lane Assist, Driver Alert System with Fatigue Detection

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      • Nikolai on Aug 02, 2022 at 12:38 pm

        What’s the use of post-collision braking after you’ve already crashed? Isn’t it better to just avoid crashing in the first place with AEB?

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  • FudgeMeSideways on Aug 02, 2022 at 8:12 am

    Looks dated.

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    • Not bad, X70 also look dated.
      1450kg 7 seater VW Allspace MPV,
      Much Lighter than 5 seater X70 Mid Spec, less makan minyak.

      Problem is 3rd row no legroom, flat and straight seats for Adults.

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  • Aeroheads on Aug 02, 2022 at 9:44 am

    In overseas market for Life version, the rim is blackout rim. Looks cool together with the black padding on the side and front and back of the car. The Frankfurt rims look out of place.

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  • ROTI CANAI on Aug 02, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    the specs is good enough considering the more expensive models come with no active safety

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