By Otsile Kadiege
One of Volkswagen’s popular models – the Tiguan – received quite a substantial update last year boasting new looks, new technologies, new grade names and a range of powerful yet efficient powertrains. The 7-seater Allspace isn’t quite as popular but it also shares the numerous updates with the standard wheelbase Tiguan.
Noticeable changes outside the Tiguan Allspace include sharper looking headlights which features an independent radiator grille and elegant signature light that exudes premium quality. For the first time, the Tiguan Allspace can now be ordered with IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights. A further new feature is the sequential indicator function of the LED turn signals. On either side of the redesigned Volkswagen logo, an illuminated strip in the radiator grille adds a striking visual note. Due to its redesigned front, the Tiguan Allspace has now grown to a length of 4,723 mm (22 mm longer), but unfortunately the interior measurements remain unchanged.
Inside, the new Tiguan Allspace gets Digital Cockpit Pro as standard, an updated multi-function steering wheel and an infotainment system with an 8.0 inch colour screen. The 3-zone automatic climate control system is controlled from a new module with touch panels in the centre console.
Advanced assist systems.
The Tiguan Allspace includes new advanced assist systems. The optional equipment package offers the enhanced Front Assist Autonomous Emergency Braking function, Lane Assist lane departure warning system, Driver Alert System and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
The updated Tiguan Allspace is power by a choice of three TSI powertrains. The 1.4 TSI engine, with 110 kW and 250Nm, comes standard with a 6-speed DSG gearbox. It takes 9.2 seconds to go from 0-100km/h and fuel consumption is 7.1L/100km.
The mid-range engine offering is the 2.0 TSI with 132kW and 320Nm. This is paired with a 7-speed DSG transmission and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. It takes 9.2 seconds to go from 0-100km/h and fuel consumption is 8.9L/100km.
The range-topping Tiguan Allspace comes is equipped with a 2.0 TSI turbo charged engine offering 162kW and 350Nm. This is paired with a 7-speed DSG transmission and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. It takes just 6.5 seconds to reach 100km/h and the fuel consumption is 8.6L/100km.
New grade naming structure
The new Tiguan Allspace is available with three specification packages, namely Life, Style and R-Line.
Pricing for the facelifted Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace range is as follows:
Tiguan Allspace Life 1.4 TSI DSG R671,700
Tiguan Allspace R-Line 1.4 TSI DSG R719,700
Tiguan Allspace Style 1.4 TSI 4Motion DSG R726,000
Tiguan Allspace R-Line 2.0 4Motion DSG R798,000
The Tiguan Allspace comes standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty, 5 year/ 90 000km EasyDrive Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000km.
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