Assist and convenience systems of the latest generation, smart infotainment, highly efficient drives and plenty of space for up to seven people or up to 1,920 litres of luggage. Boasting top-of-the-range equipment, the Tiguan Allspace is the perfect companion for families – a modern, versatile SUV with front-wheel drive or intelligent 4MOTION all-wheel drive. Ever since the Tiguan went into production, this extraordinarily talented best-selling model from Volkswagen has been dominating its segment. From the time of the product line’s launch in 2007 up to the end of March 2021, almost 6.4 million units have hit the road. In 2017, the Long Wheel Base or LWB version of the Tiguan was introduced and since then a total of 1.5 million of these have been sold. The LWB version is very popular among international customers, as is demonstrated by the fact that more than half (around 55%) of all Tiguans sold worldwide are now of the longerXL variety. With the update of the compact Tiguan in Autumn 2020, progressive new drive, assist and infotainment systems were introduced to the product line.
Innovations in all areas. New, advanced assist systems like the IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist(assisted driving up to 210 km/h) ensure that the Tiguan Allspace’s passengers reach their destination in comfort. With its third-generation modular infotainment matrix (MIB3), Volkswagen provides optimum connectivity and a comprehensive range of online services. The controls for the Air Care Climatronic have been completely redesigned: the system is now operated using illuminated touch panels and sliders.
Cleaner and more efficient. Offering both power and efficiency, the engine range for the Tiguan Allspace is sure to inspire. The 2.0-litre turbocharged direct diesel injection engines (TDI) providing 110 kW (150 PS) and 147 kW (200 PS) are linked to a dual SCR catalytic converter with twin AdBlue injection (twin dosing). Nitrogen oxide emissions are reduced by up to 80 percent thanks to this twin dosing system. It has also been possible to significantly lower the engines’ CO2 emissions, whilst at the same time optimising responsiveness. The three turbocharged direct petrol injection engines (TSI) available for the Tiguan Allspace are likewise highly efficient. The 1.5-litre TSI with 110 kW (150 PS) and a 6-speed manual gearbox (7-speed DSG optional) includes the Active Cylinder Management system (ACT). The two 2.0 TSIs are paired with a 7-speed DSG and transmit 140 kW (190 PS) or 180 kW (245 PS) of power to all four wheels as standard. All new Tiguan Allspace models comply with the strict Euro 6d-ISC-FCM emission standard.
New front end design. Due to its redesigned front, the Tiguan Allspace has now grown to a length of 4,723 mm (22 mm longer); all interior measurements are unchanged. The most striking change on the outside is the revamped front section, which has a new design, but remains distinctive. For the first time, it now features IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights. The poor weather light is now integrated in the LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, which come as standard. The radiator grille bears the newly designed, two-dimensional Volkswagen emblem. On either side of this, an illuminated strip in the radiator grille adds a striking visual note. With its new front featuring a prominent radiator grille and elegant signature, the Tiguan Allspace exudes premium quality. And customers have a large range of colours to choose from: there are now eight high-quality paintwork options, including the new additions Oryx White and Kings Red. Rounding off the exterior update are the new 18-inch, ten-spoke Frankfurt alloy wheels.
New specification matrix. Volkswagen has reconfigured the equipment matrix of the Tiguan Allspace. In future, the SUV will be available in the versions Life, Elegance and R-Line in Germany, and there will be an additional, entry-level version for the European market. All new lines boast even better equipment than their equivalent predecessors. The general equipment of the Tiguan Allspace for the German market now includes a new multifunction leather steering wheel, Light Assist, an infotainment system with a display of least 8 inches, online services, Adaptive Cruise Control ACC and Autonomous Emergency Braking.
MIB3 and App-Connect Wireless. The second generation of the Tiguan Allspace boasts a number of new infotainment systems (new-generation MIB3) that are linked up to a wide range of online services. An Online Connectivity Unit (OCU) with integrated eSIM allows users to benefit from the online services of We Connect (set up for an unlimited usage period) and We Connect Plus (set up for free use for one or three years in Europe). Depending on the equipment level, the MIB3 systems are supplemented with features such as natural voice control, access to streaming services (e.g. Apple Music™), and cloud-based personalisation thanks to user recognition via the Volkswagen ID. Additionally, apps can now be integrated wirelessly via App-Connect Wireless for Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.
Harman Kardon sound system. Volkswagen has worked with audio specialist Harman Kardon to develop a new premium sound system which is optional for the Tiguan Allspace. A subwoofer, a digital 16-channel amplifier, 8 plus 1 high-performance loudspeakers and an amplifier with a 480-watt total output ensure everyone in the vehicle enjoys high-end sound, wherever they are seated. The crystal-clear treble and deep, rich bass make for a superlative audio experience, as do the four audio profiles, surround mode and razor-sharp speech reproduction.
New IQ.LIGHT. Lighting has evolved to the next level, in the form of the IQ.LIGHT – LED matrix headlights. Volkswagen first used this headlight system in a similar form in the luxury SUV Touareg. Using a matrix of 24 LEDs in each headlight module, different light functions – some of which are interactive – are activated and projected onto the road surface. A further new lighting feature is the “wiping” effect of the LED turn signals, which are integrated into the IQ.LIGHT – LED matrix headlights module. The LED tail light clusters have also been revamped from both an aesthetic and a technical point of view. The top version now likewise features a “wiping” turn signal function. Another new addition is the conspicuous switching between the tail lights and brake lights, which better warns traffic behind.
Digitalised air conditioning operation. The new-generation Tiguan Allspace underlines its top quality status with the high-performance three-zone automatic air conditioner Air Care Climatronic. All air conditioning, heating and ventilation functions are operated via a new digitalised module in the centre console. Touch panels and sliders take the place of rotary knobs and buttons. The new controls are operated directly and are intuitive and easy to use. All functions are illuminated, and it is clear which controls are linked to which functions. The control panel has an elegant high-gloss black surround. The first of three levels accommodates the direct access buttons for frequently used functions such as seat heating, defrosting the windscreen and air recirculation. The middle level includes the temperature displays and a slider for the blower speed. On the bottom level, there are two sliders for setting the temperature (left and right) and for activating the air conditioning menu functions via the Infotainment system. This clean, tactile design is a prime example of how to make systems clear and intuitive to operate. Also sure to please users is the placement of the two illuminated USB-C ports and a compartment for inductive smartphone charging: both are located underneath the air conditioning module, making them easy to see and use.
Tiguan Allspace as a seven-seater. Thanks to two additional individual seats in the third seat row, the five-seater Tiguan Allspace can optionally become an SUV with space for seven people. Just like the rear seat bench and rear seat backrest in the second row, the individual seats in the third row can simply be folded down as needed or when not in use. Once folded away, they are flush with the luggage compartment floor, creating a level loading area. The generous proportions in the passenger compartment and the luggage capacity remain unchanged thanks to the large wheelbase (2,790 mm).