If you were expecting a bigger Tiguan to appear on the market, then now is your chance of finding out more details of the seven-seat 2017 Tiguan Allspace, the model being recently previewed ahead the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
This is the seven-seat version that will arrive solely in European dealerships in September, with prices to start from €30,000, which is a real bargain from where I stand. Even so, it comes fully packed with the latest technological gizmos and gadgetries, impressive space inside and a wide array of engines.
Visually, the new 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is tweaked with the same design language as the standard Tiguan; however it comes with the full LED headlights and plenty of tweaks inside, like 9.2-inch Discover Pro Infotainment system with gesture control, Composition Color Media System and keyless access in the top of the line Highline variant.
Overall, the model is now coming with a longer wheelbase (109mm) and longer body (215mm), with the luggage capacity also expanding to a total of 760 liters. As for the passengers from the second row, there is also an extra 54mm of space for their knees.
The new Tiguan Allspace is also fully tweaked with the latest safety and driver assistance systems – Traffic Jam Assist with stop-and-go functionality, City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, Trailer Assist and so on.
As for the engine lineup, this comprise no less than six mills, with both FWD and AWD. The petrol burners comprise the 1.4-liter TSI with 147 horsepower, as well as the 2.0-liter TSI with two power configurations – 177 horsepower and 216 horsepower, respectively.
On the diesels side, the new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is also equipped with the 2.0-liter TDI with 148 horsepower and 187 horsepower, as well as 236 horsepower in the top of the line variant. All engines with higher output than 177 horsepower are fitted with the 4Motion all-wheel drive system and standard DSG transmission.