The new generation 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace showcased at the North American International Auto Show has been getting rave reviews. The SUV and crossover segment is witnessing unprecedented growth and demand from buyers has been growing at a phenomenal rate. That is why nearly all major car companies are either revamping their existing models or coming up with new ones. Volkswagen is in no mood to let the rivals run away with a big share of the pie and that is why the German car giant has unveiled a new version of its popular SUV Tiguan.
The long wheelbase variant of Tiguan is being launched as Tiguan All Space. The larger variant comes with the third row of seats and slightly improved exterior styling. It will be sold alongside bigger sibling, the Atlas.
2018 VW Tiguan Allspace – Comes on the well-known MQB platform
The 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace is based on VW group’s well-known MQB platform on which several Audi models are also built. The overall length is 10.7 inches more than the regular Tiguan and that extra space is welcome from user’s perspective. With its rounded-out headlights and chrome-laden grille, the SUV oozes a corporate look. It is refined yet athletic and ground clearance has grown by an inch. Exterior hue choices are aplenty. The backside also looks sleek with angular taillights and rectangular exhaust pipes on both sides.
One nice thing is that the extra length comes to notice at the second glance at the vehicle. VW has designed the Tiguan All space in a manner so that there is enough cargo space even when the third row of seats are in use. Furthermore, the cabin is sleek and streamlined. The default cargo capacity is 760 liter and on folding 2nd rows it becomes a mammoth 1920 liter zone. The vehicle will be sold in three trims- Comfortline, Trendline and Highline.
Advanced Safety features and Amenities
The company loads the new 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace with a good number of safety features and enmities are also satisfying. A head-up display is there as is the Active Info Display. The enhanced MIB II Infotainment system has a unique glass based surface control.
The Tiguan Allspace Trendline gets features like leather steering wheel, anti-dazzle interior mirror, LED tail lights, Roof rails, 17-inch alloy wheels and rain sensor. Safety wise, it gets laden with Automatic Post-Collision Braking, City Emergency Braking, Lane Assist etc. Of course, it gets enough airbags.
However, the Allspice Comfortline trim gets chrome-ringed side windows, Driver Alert System, Park Pilot, Silver roof rails, multifunction Leather-trimmed steering wheel etc. Top Highline trim gets 18-inch alloy wheels, full-LED tail lights, ambient lighting, Keyless Access, Adaptive Cruise Control.
2018 VW Tiguan Allspace – Engine Expectations
The Tiguan model from VW comes with few powertrain choices. There is a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel version with 176kW of power and also a 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine with 162kW.
However, there is also a version of 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that comes with 110kW of power. This one engine is paired with the six-speed transmission and front-wheel drive.
Also, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder is there with a 132kW of power. It comes with all-wheel drive and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
2018 VW Tiguan Allspace – Base Trim Price and Availability
The base trim price of the 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace is approx $25.000. It is now available for sale.
Summing it up and Competitors
The new 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace is an interesting entry in midsized SUV segment and it is VW’s bold attempt to carve a space in the highly competitive segment. The design has a typical corporate styling and extra cabin space is welcome. Furthermore, the engine choices are aplenty. It comes across as a solid value for money proposition. It will lock horns with the likes of Nissan X-Trail and Peugeot 5008.