At last, Tiguan grows to include three rows of seats.

SUV buyers with a need for hauling seven people will soon be able to add the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace to their shopping list. The long-wheelbase version of the VW SUV debuts at the Geneva Motor Show next week after already having premieres in China and North America. By growing the standard Tiguan, the German brand gets a product that is bigger than the standard model but still 94 millimeters shorter than a Touareg (a car that doesn't offer seven seats).

The Tiguan Allspace’s exterior looks a lot like its tinier sibling, but small changes help with utility. For example the rear doors are longer for making entry into the optional third row of seats a little easier. The designers also fit a longer bonnet as a way to balance out the model’s bigger proportions. More rugged buyers can spec an optional off-road version of the front end with underbody protection and a better approach angle.

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

Compared to the standard-wheelbase second-generation Tiguan, the Allspace rides on a 109-millimetre longer wheelbase and is 215mm longer overall. The extra room lets VW fit an extra row of seats for increasing the max occupancy to seven people. Plus with all the rear chairs folded away, customers can fill up the back to a cavernous 1,920 litres.

The Tiguan Allspace offers six engines with up to 237 horsepower. The base engines are a petrol 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder or a 2.0-litre turbodiesel that both make 148 hp. These motors come with front-wheel drive, but all other powertrains come standard with a dual clutch gearbox and 4Motion all-wheel drive.

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

The Tiguan Allspace in Europe comes full of features. Even base models have safety features like city emergency braking and lane assist. The mid-level Comfortline trim (likely called SE in the UK) includes luxuries like an electrically opening rear hatch, and the top Highline version (similar to our SEL) has full LED lights and three-zone climate control.

After arriving in Geneva, the Tiguan Allspace goes on sale in Europe in September, and VW starts taking orders in May. The company estimates prices in Germany to begin around €30,000, or around £25,750.

Source: Volkswagen

 

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