► 215mm longer than regular Tiguan
► Optional third row of seats in boot
► Launches in Europe second half 2017
Just when you thought VW’s so-sensible-it’s-painful Tiguan couldn’t get any more practical, here’s the longer, roomier Allspace version, revealed at the 2017 Detroit motor show.
As the name suggests, the VW Tiguan Allspace is aimed at buyers who don’t travel light, with 215mm stuck on to its overall length to allow an optional third row of seats and a bigger boot.
Where’s all the extra space come from?
A longer wheelbase by 110mm frees up more knee room for rear passengers and, together with a longer rear overhang, allows the option of an extra fold-up pair of chairs in the boot for a ‘5+2’ seating layout.
Apart from the XL length, slightly different frontal styling visually separates the Allspace from the regular Tiguan, with a new bonnet and grille.
When does the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace launch?
It goes on sale in Europe in the second half of 2017, with a base price in Germany of approximately €30,000. UK prices are still to be confirmed, but it will command a price premium over the platform-sharing Skoda Kodiaq. The Tiguan Allspace will make its European debut at the Geneva motor show in March.
In the USA the Allspace will be the only version of the Tiguan offered, alongside the larger Atlas SUV and Touareg.
Both front- and all-wheel-drive variants will be available, using a similar family of TSI petrol and TDI diesel engines as the regular Tiguan, with power outputs from 148bhp to 237bhp.
Read more about the regular-sized VW Tiguan here:
► VW Tiguan 2016 first drive
► Top bi-turbo AWD R-Line VW Tiguan review
► 2wd TDI VW Tiguan driven
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