VW crossover range is growing every day. The German carmaker needed a 7-seat SUV and fans are finally getting it. The 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace 7-Seat SUV is the extended version of the regular model. With 4 inches of space, designers created extra room for the third row. It has a folding option, so you can get a versatile crossover.
The VW already had a three-row crossover, but with Skoda badge. Now, they will improve the popularity of the Tiguan even more. The SUV is the third best-selling vehicle by German carmaker. With the new version, it will definitely draw more attention. Whatsoever, the 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace 7-Seat SUV became instantly popular in the United Kingdom and Australia, while we are still waiting to see it in the US.
2018 VW Tiguan Allspace 7-Seat SUV Specs
The 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace 7-Seat SUV is available with two engines. Both variants are there – diesel and petrol. The second one is in the base configuration. It is a 1.4-liter four-cylinder unit that is capable to produce 110 kW (150 horsepower). The power goes through a six-speed manual transmission. The alternative is a seven-pace DSG automatic gearbox. With this configuration, the three-row crossover needs 9,5 seconds to reach 100 kmh.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Diesel
European buyers are opting more for a diesel engine. The 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace 7-Seat SUV will offer you a 2.0-liter TDI unit with an output of 180 Kw/240 hp and 500 Nm/370lb-ft of torque. The upgrade has its price – significantly higher cost of the diesel model. Same transmissions are in the offer here as for petrol unit. However, customers will have a choice between 2WD and 4WD. Also, the fuel economy of the diesel Tiguan Allspace could be an advantage over its petrol sibling.
2018 VW Tiguan Allspace 7-Seat SUV Options
Depending on a market, we will see different trim levels and offers. However, the 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace 7-Seat SUV is coming with base and higher-end options. So, we could get it as SE or Trendline as the entry-level. Upper trims include badges such as Comfortline or SEL, and Highline or R-Line. Touchscreen display with navigation is standard for all models. Depending on the level, buyers will choose between 17-, 18-, 19-, and 20-inch wheels. Parking sensors and various alert systems are standard.
The 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace 7-Seat SUV will offer buyers many paint jobs. These are again depending on a trim level. Metallic colors cost extra. Not only the exterior, but you can design the interior of the three-row crossover. There are leather Vienna upholstery and seats as the replacement for Black ‘Lasano’ cloth interior.
Every 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace 7-Seat SUV will be available for upgrade through extra features. Some of the most exciting parts we can add are a panoramic sunroof, roof box or bicycle holder, mudflaps, floor mats.
Owners can always tune their ride with sport suspension or progressive steering. Besides the standard equipment, there is also much other safety and assist features. Bigger touchscreen, DVD player, smarter navigation with traffic recognition will be useful additions.
2018 VW Tiguan Allspace 7-Seat SUV Prices
The entry-level 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace 7-Seat SUV costs around 30,000 pounds or 35,000 euro. In Australia, it is over $40,000. Mid-range three-row models add 5,000 euro more, while the top of the range vehicles will cost you over 43,000 euro or 50,000 AUD. In the UK, the price reaches 36,000 pounds for Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace R-Line.
With a new model on the market, the German carmaker will be more competitive. Skoda Kodiaq runs with Volkswagen engine and other parts, but it doesn’t carry their badge. So, we can see the 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace 7-Seat SUV as the copy of Skoda’s SUV. Nevertheless, with the reputation of the Tiguan, we are sure that three-row Allspace will successfully compete with likes of Nissan X-Trail and Hyundai Santa Fe.