Volkswagen will unveil the new Tiguan Allspace – an independent variation of the best seller at the 2017 Geneva Motor show. A family car with a 109 mm longer wheelbase and 215 mm additional exterior length over the standard model. The optional 5+2-seat Tiguan Allspace has its European premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show (9 to 19 March).
The new Volkswagen SUV fills the space between the familiar “classic” Tiguan and the upper-range SUV Touareg. Therefore, the Tiguan Allspace, boasting up to 760 litres of luggage capacity, also appeals as an alternative to all those motorists and families that previously had to rely on a van because of the amount of space required. When the Tiguan Allspace is loaded to roof height up to the seatbacks of the first row, its storage capacity is an impressive 1,920 litres.
The bonnet and silhouette show deliberate parallels to another new Volkswagen SUV: the Atlas developed for the USA. At the front, there is also the newly designed radiator grille with its chrome trim strips, some of which extend into the headlights and suggest a visual bridge between the Tiguan Allspace and the Atlas. The upper chrome strip that stretches across the entire front end. Tiguan Allspace vehicles are also all equipped with granite grey underbody protection as standard.
Just like the “classic” Tiguan, the Tiguan Allspace is also available in on-road and off-road versions of the front section.The latter can be ordered with an optional “off-road package” together with special engine underbody protection that extends to the bumper for off-road driving. The off-road front section improves the vehicle’s approach angle by 7 degrees.
Additional features of the new Tiguan Allspace include expanded standard features; highlighting its positioning between the classic Tiguan and the exclusive Touareg. Even in the Trendline base version there are additional features such as the above-outlined roof railings (in black), the Composition Colour Media System together with the Connectivity Package (phone and USB interfaces), a multifunction steering wheel, sophisticated trapezoidal trims integrated into the diffuser, and a variable cargo floor.
The equipment lines Comfortline (including electrically operated tailgate, silver roof rails) and Highline (like Comfortline but including full-LED headlights and Keyless Access locking and starting system) make an even larger jump. In addition, the SUV series will launch with a new generation Infotainment system: the top-of-the-range Discover Pro system features – as a first in this class – gesture control.
Along the same lines as the classic Tiguan, the new Tiguan Allspace is also launching with front-wheel and all-wheel drive. Six high-torque TSI and TDI engines will be offered. The three turbocharged petrol engines develop 110 kW / 150 PS, 132 kW / 180 PSand 162 kW / 220 PS. The three turbo charged diesel engines will be available with output levels of 110 kW/ 150 PS, 140 kW / 190 PS and 176 kW / 240 PS. All TDI engines are equipped with an SCR catalytic converter and a twelve-litre AdBlue tank to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions to a minimum.
4MOTION and DSG are standard from 132 kW. 4MOTION all-wheel drive including 4MOTION Active Control with driving profile selector is available as an option in the 150-PS TDI version of the new Volkswagen SUV. All other Tiguan Allspace models (from 132 kW / 180 PS in the TSI and from 140 kW / 190 PS in the TDI) have all-wheel drive as standard. The same applies to the automated dual clutch gearbox (DSG).
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