Volkswagen is planing to bring the Tiguan Allspace to India which is a long wheelbase version and it might replace the standard Tiguan altogether.
The Tiguan is one of the better products from Volkswagen in India but unfortunately, it never did well on the sales chart. And that’s because an asking price of Rs 28.15 lakh, ex-showroom was too much for a five-seater SUV. Also, it does not really have enough presence to justify that price either. Volkswagen is now intending to change that image of the Tiguan by introducing the Tiguan Allspace in India. In fact, you might be able to see it at the 2020 Auto Expo.
The Tiguan Allspace is the long wheelbase version of the Tiguan and it comes with a third row of seats. The standard Tiguan measures 4486 meters in length while the Allspace measures 4701 meters. Consequently, the wheelbase has also increased from 2677 meters to 2787 meters. the Tiguan Allspace is longer by 215mm and has a 110mm longer wheelbase. The Tiguan Allspace is thus longer by 215mm and has a 110mm longer wheelbase. However, because of the extra row seats, it gets a smaller boot. But its larger if you intend to use it as a five seater.
The Tiguan Allspace looks identical to the standard Tiguan, both on the inside and outside. It has only grown in length. It also carries over all the features from the Tiguan which includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, powered front seats, terrain modes and a panoramic sunroof. Safety features include a 360-degree camera, lane departure warning, park assist, blind spot detection, ABS with EBD and 6 airbags.
The UK Spec Tiguan Allspace is powered by a 1.5-litre TSI and a 2.0-litre TDI engine. The TSI engine is available in a single 150PS/250Nm state of tune. The diesel engine on the other hand can be had in three states of tune: 150PS/340Nm, 190PS/400Nm and 240PS/500Nm. For India, the Tiguan Allspace is expected to come with a BS6-compliant 2.0-litre TDI engine in either the 150PS or 190PS guise. It will come mated to a 7-speed DSG and will come with VW’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive as well.
Volkswagen is expected to unveil the Tiguan Allspace in India at the 2020 Auto Expo. It will of course be priced higher than the standard Tiguan at Rs. 28.15 lakhs but then, it will compete with the likes of the Skoda Kodiaq, Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and Mahindra Alturas G4.