European premiere in Geneva: the new Tiguan Allspace
The second generation of the Tiguan was launched on the market last year. Now Volkswagen is adding to its model range the new Tiguan Allspace and is showing the model in an optional seven-seat version at its European premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show. With a 109 mm longer wheelbase and 215 mm longer exterior length, the new model version offers space for more luggage, more passengers and more flexibility. Therefore, the Tiguan Allspace – with its modified front end and side lines – is an appealing and ideal alternative for all those who previously had to rely on a van because of the amount of space they required.
The new Tiguan Allspace has more standard features than the previous Tiguan. Even in the Trendline base version there are additional features such as roof rails (in black), the Composition Colour media system with Connectivity Package (phone and USB interfaces), a multifunction steering wheel, sophisticated trapezoidal tailpipe trims, LED daytime running lights and a variable cargo floor. Making an even larger jump in features are the Comfortline (including electrically operated tailgate, silver roof rails) and Highline (like Comfortline but including full-LED headlights and Keyless Access locking and starting system) equipment lines. In addition, the SUV model series is also launching with a new generation infotainment system. The top Discover Pro system is the first in this class to offer gesture control.
The performance range of the Tiguan Allspace starts at 110 kW / 150 PS and reaches 176 kW / 240 PS. Along the same lines as the classic Tiguan, the new Tiguan Allspace is also launching with front-wheel and all-wheel drive. The front-wheel drive versions of the SUV can manage large trailer loads of up to 2,200 kg depending on the engine version; in the all-wheel drive Tiguan Allspace this figure increases up to 2,500 kg. The new SUV will launch in first European countries beginning in September; advanced sales already start in May.