New Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace on sale now from £29,370
Seven-seat long wheelbase VW Tiguan SUV is available to order now with a choice of five engines
The Allspace made its debut at the Detroit Motor Show in 2017 as VW set out to add some extra practicality to its SUV range. The Allspace has been lengthened by 215mm compared to the standard car while the wheelbase is inceased by 110mm. As a result, there's 60mm more legroom in the two rows of back seats.
An additional 115 litres of boot space is available, taking the seats-down/seats-up volume from 615/1,655 litres to 730/1,770 litres. There's a subtle new look, with a different grille and bonnet, while the larger rear side windows and longer roofline mark out the new version.
Five engines will be available – two petrols and three diesels. The entry-level £29,370 petrol Tiguan Allspace will be powered by a 1.4-litre TSI developing 148bhp, capable of returning a claimed 47mpg. For £30,970, the 1.4 TSI in SE Navigation trim can be specified with a six-speed DSG gearbox. The other petrol option is a 178bhp 2.0-litre powertrain, which is available only in four-wheel-drive and in SEL trim costing £35,960.
In terms of diesel choices all three are 2.0-litre TDI units in various states of tune. The entry-level engine starting at £31,550 has 148bhp and above that sit 178bhp and 236bhp options – the latter topping the range at £39,965.
4MOTION all-wheel-drive is an optional extra on the 148bhp 2.0-litre TDI. It’s absent from the 148bhp petrol car, but standard on the other four engines and paired with a dual-clutch gearbox. Volkswagen offers its driver assistance programmes across the Tiguan Allspace range and these include adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, front assist and emergency braking.
Currently, there are two choices of trim levels – SE Navigation and SEL. In SE Navigation trim, Tiguan Allspace customers get 18-inch alloy wheels, parking sensors and an eight-inch infotainment system with sat nav and Bluetooth smartphone connectivity. SEL trim starts at £32,545 for the 1.4-litre petrol, and adds a 12.3-inch display screen to the instrument cluster, as well as 19-inch alloys, sports seats at the front and a panoramic sunroof.
Coming in the next few months is the R-Line trim spec, with 20-inch alloys, lowered sports suspension and a rear spoiler. Prices for the R-Line spec Tiguan are yet to be confirmed.
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