Volkswagen India had a strong presence at the 2020 Auto Expo with a range of SUVs. They showcased the T-Roc, the Taigun and of course the Tiguan AllSpace. The Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace will be replacing the standard Tigaun in India. The AllSpace is essentially the long wheelbase version of the standard Tiguan and comes with three rows of seating. Volkswagen has also unofficially commenced bookings for the Tiguan AllSpace in India. Here are some fresh details on the India-spec Tiguan AllSpace.
The India-spec Tiguan AllSpace will come equipped with full-LED headlights with DRLs, a panoramic sunroof, full-digital instrument cluster, a 3-zone automatic climate control for the AC, beige ‘Vienna’ leather seats, keyless entry and a touchscreen infotainment system. Standard safety kit will include seven airbags, ABS, ESP, a tyre pressure monitoring system, and a rear parking camera.
In terms of the styling, the AllSpace looks pretty much similar to the standard Tiguan. The face gets looks identical with a slatted chrome grille and revised LED headlamps. It is when you view it in profile, that the Allspace’s longer length and the longer rear overhang becomes evident. At the rear, it comes with split-LED tail lamps and dual exhaust outlets. In order to accommodate the extra row of seats, the AllSpace has a 110mm longer wheelbase and is, overall, 215mm longer than the standard Tiguan.
The Tiguan AllSpace will also be using a different engine from the Tiguan. The Tiguan was powered by a 2.0L, four cylinder diesel engine with 143 bhp. Now, for 2020, Volkswagen has completely ditched diesel engines and the Tiguan AllSpace will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol that produces 190 bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. The engine will come mated to a 7-speed DCT gearbox as standard and power will be sent to all four wheels via VW’s 4Motion system. It was previously speculated that the Tiguan AllSpace will also be front wheel drive, just like the regular Tiguan.
The Volkswagen Tigaun AllSpace will come to India as a CBU, just like the T-Roc. It is salted for a launch around mid-2020 and on account of being a CBU, it will be quite expensive. The current 5-seat Tiguan was on sale in India for Rs 28.15-31.54 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Expect the Tiguan AllSpace to cost in the region of Rs 35-40 lakh, which will see it rival the Skoda Kodiaq and Honda CR-V.