The Tiguan Allspace – more room, more possibilities, more equipment
Volkswagen is expanding the model range of the best-selling Tiguan SUV to include a newly designed top version – the even bigger, particularly elegant and versatile Tiguan Allspace. The new SUV's longer wheelbase makes it a true space giant. The Tiguan Allspace also marks the continuation of a Volkswagen SUV offensive that will include the launch of other new all-rounders in markets all over the world. The XL version of the Tiguan is celebrating its world premiere this week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit (January 8 – 22). The Tiguan will only be offered in the long-wheelbase version in the USA, where the SUV model program will then consist of the new Tiguan with a long wheelbase, the even bigger Atlas, which was especially developed for North America, and the exclusive Touareg. In Europe, the Tiguan Allspace will close the gap between the Touareg and the Tiguan with the traditional wheelbase. The additional designation "Allspace" for the XL version will mainly be used in Europe in order to distinguish between the two different wheelbase versions of the successful SUV (Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace) that will be offered in European markets. The designation "Tiguan" will continue to be used in North and South America because the vehicle will be launched with only one wheelbase length in those markets.
Different front and side area designs. The Tiguan Allspace doesn't just stand out through its longer wheelbase. It also sets itself apart from the more compact Tiguan through design modifications in the front and an expanded range of standard equipment. The Tiguan Allspace will celebrate its European premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March; the market launch for Europe is scheduled for the second half of 2017.
Similar design DNA for the Tiguan Allspace and the Atlas
New hood and radiator grille. The Tiguan Allspace is easily recognizable from the front through the slightly altered design of the hood and radiator grille. The front of the hood has a different contour and it is also built higher, whereby the chrome bars on the radiator grille have been adapted to blend in with this design change. Here, the Tiguan Allspace displays similarities to the Atlas, which is also a new Volkswagen SUV in the USA.
Change to the end of the body. The Tiguan Allspace boasts an exclusive silhouette that begins at the rear door handle. The side window in the D pillar is much larger than in the "short" Tiguan; the lower line rises towards the top, which is similar to the design of the Atlas. The rear section is also longer than the rear of the current Tiguan.
More room in the back and 115 liters of additional cargo volume
5+2 seater. The longer body significantly alters the side proportions of the Tiguan Allspace. The wheelbase is 110 mm longer, and now measures 2,791 mm. The more extensive rear overhang underscores the independence and superiority of the SUV. The vehicle's total length has increased by 215 mm to 4,704 mm. The increase in wheelbase and total vehicle length makes the Tiguan Allspace a supremely spacious car that offers an extra 60 mm of knee room for rear passengers and an additional 115 liters of cargo volume (730 to 1,770 liters). This clever concept has enlarged the interior to an extent that enables the installation of a third row of seats. This third row will be offered as an option in Europe, thereby transforming the Tiguan into an extremely versatile 5+2 seater.
Different model variants for Europe and the USA
110 kW to 176 kW. Like the Tiguan with the standard wheelbase, the Tiguan Allspace for Europe will also be available in three equipment versions (Trendline, Comfortline and Highline), and in front and all-wheel drive variants. Because of the model's market positioning, the range of gasoline and diesel engines will begin at a higher output level. Three gasoline (TSI) and three diesel (TDI) engines will be offered. The TSI engines have output ratings of 110 kW / 150 PS, 132 kW / 180 PS and 162 kW / 220 PS, while the TDI engines develop 110 kW / 150 PS, 140 kW / 190 PS and 176 kW / 240 PS. All-wheel drive including 4MOTION Active Control with driving profile selector is available as an option with the 150 PS versions; all other Tiguan Allspace engine variants come with all-wheel drive as a standard feature. The same applies to the automatic dual-clutch transmission (DSG). The Tiguan will be offered in North America in the traditional S, SE, SEL and SEL Premium equipment versions. The US version will come with a 137 kW / 186 PS TSI engine, always in conjunction with an automatic transmission. Tiguan customers in the USA will be able to choose between front and all-wheel drive versions.
Tiguan Allspace fits in perfectly with the new Volkswagen brand strategy
Digitised, automated, perfected. The new Tiguan Allspace and its shorter sister model perfectly reflect the new Volkswagen brand strategy: 'We make the future real.' Among other things, this strategy is defined by the following areas of innovation: Connected Community, Automated Driving and Intuitive Usability.
Connected Community. All Tiguan models equipped with a navigation system also come with the Guide & Inform and Security & Service online systems. For a small extra charge, this set-up can be expanded to include App Connect, which uses MirrorLink™ (Android), CarPlay™ (Apple) or Android Auto™ (Google) to link all common smartphone types to the vehicle's infotainment systems.
Automated Driving. With innovative assistance systems such as Lane Assist, Front Assist (including City Emergency Braking function and Pedestrian Monitoring), ACC adaptive cruise control and Traffic Jam Assist, the Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace already offer semi-automated driving features that improve comfort and safety.
Intuitive Usability. The Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace are available with numerous digital display and control elements. These include features such as Active Info Display (digital instruments) and a head-up display. A new generation of infotainment systems is also being launched to coincide with the premiere of the Tiguan Allspace. This new top-of-the-line system has no conventional switches or buttons whatsoever. Instead, it is operated using a tablet-like glass surface whose appearance blends in perfectly with the design of the Active Info Display.