Will make its global debut at the North American International Auto Show next month
Volkswagen has released an official statement announcing the debut of its long wheelbase Tiguan at the North American International Auto Show in January. This iteration gets the benefit of seven seats thanks to the longer wheelbase. The Tiguan is the first of the Volkswagen SUVs to be based on flexible MQB platform. In fact, it is thanks to the flexibility of this platform that the German car maker has been able to elongate the wheelbase of the Tiguan and accommodate two additional seats.
Volkswagen has revealed that sales of the car will commence in North America, China and the European markets next year. In the European region, the Tiguan LWB will be christened wear a Allspace badge. In the official statement, Volkswagen also announced that the Tiguan Allspace has grown by 110mm. To accommodate the third row of seats, Volkswagen has also increased the rear overhangs. Up front though, the Tiguan LWB will share its design with the standard 5-seater variant.
While details about the engine haven’t been revealed yet, we expect it to get VW’s bread and butter 2.0-litre 4-pot turbocharged motor that comes mated to an automatic transmission. The Volkswagen Tiguan is expected to land in our shores sometime next year. When it does, it will lock horns with the likes of the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq and the Hyundai SantaFe.