The Tiguan Allspace will add a much-needed dose of practicality to Volkswagen's flagship SUV in the country.
We've always liked the Volkswagen Tiguan for its spot-on driving dynamics, so much so that we even have one in our coveted long-term vehicle fleet. However, when compared to its rivals like the Skoda Kodiaq & Honda CR-V, the Tiguan falls short on the practicality front as both its rivals offer seven-seater configurations. However, this is set to change as Volkswagen will launch the Tiguan Allspace, a seven-seater version of the Tiguan, in India next month.
The recipe is simple. The Tiguan Allspace is essentially a longer, larger version of the standard Tiguan that accommodates a third row of seats. Though visual changes are minimal, the Tiguan Allspace features longer rear doors (to facilitate easy ingress into the third row) and a longer bonnet to balance out its proportions. As for the specific figures, the Tiguan Allspace is longer by 215mm (overall length) and offers 110mm longer wheelbase than the standard Tiguan. At 1,920 litres boot capacity (with the rear & middle rows folded), the Tiguan Allspace offers 115 litres more boot space as well.
As for the engine, expect the Tiguan Allspace to be powered by a 2.0-litre TSI motor as VW will discontinue all its current diesel powertrains in India ahead of the BS-VI implementation deadline. After the Tiguan Allspace, VW will launch the T-Roc SUV here in April.