Bridging the gap between the standard Tiguan and the new Touareg, the Allspace measures 4 701 mm in overall length with a wheelbase of 2 790 mm, translating to respective gains of 215 mm and 109 mm.
Classified as a 5+2 seater, Volkswagen claims that the Allspace has a boot capacity of 230-litres with all seven seats up, 700-litres with the third row folded away and 1 775-litres with all five seats down. Aside from its obvious gain in length, the Allspace also features an Atlas inspired grille, different bonnet and bigger side windows compared to the standard model.
A further departure from its five-seat sibling is a smaller model line-up consisting of two TSI engines and a single TDI, all mated to a DSG gearbox with no manual option available.
Starting the range off, the Trendline comes powered by Volkswagen’s long-serving 1.4 TSI that makes 110 kW and 250 Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed DSG with drive going to the front wheels only. Top speed is a claimed 200 km/h with the 0-100 km/h sprint taking 9.5 seconds. Volkswagen claims a combined fuel consumption figure of 6.5 L/100 km.
While equipment levels mirror those of the standard Tiguan, the Allspace Trendline adds LED daytime running, side and rear window privacy glass, chrome exhaust outlets and the Light and Visibility Package made up of auto on/off lights with front High Beam Assist, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and rain sensing wipers.
The next step up Comfortline swaps the 1.4-litre mill for a bigger 2.0 TSI that produces 132 kW and 320 Nm, and adds a seventh cog to ‘box. In this guise, Volkswagen claims a top speed of 208 km/h and 0-100 km/h in 8.2 seconds, with fuel consumption rated at 7.7 L/100 km. Addition standard items are LED headlights with dynamic indicators, Hill Descent Control and an electrically operated tailgate.
The flagship petrol model, and indeed Allspace variant, the Highline, utilities the same gearbox and engine, but with power raised to 162 kW and torque to 350 Nm. In this guise, and despite its added length, Volkswagen maintains that the Highline will reach 100 km/h from standstill in 6.8 seconds, and top out at 223 km/h. Fuel consumption is a claimed 8.1 L/100 km.
4Motion all-wheel drive is however standard on both these models, while added standard items on the Highline are keyless go, App Connect with Voice Control and kick-motion opening tailgate.
Likely to attract the biggest share of Allspace sales, the sole oil-burning model retains Volkswagen’s stalwart 2.0 TDI that punches out 110 kW and 340 Nm. Only available in Comfortline spec, the power unit is mated to a seven-speed DSG with drive going to all four wheels. No performance figures were divulged with Volkswagen merely stating that it will average 6.6 L/100 km.
As with the standard Tiguan, a three-year / 120 000 km warranty and five-year / 90 000 km service plan are standard across the Allspace line-up.
|Tiguan Allspace 1.4 TSI Trendline DSG||R463 400|
|Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TSI Comfortline 4Motion DSG||R523 800|
|Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TDI Comfortline 4Motion DSG||R571 100|
|Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TSI Highline 4Motion DSG||R604 800|