Anton Andres / Volkswagen | December 22, 2016 14:57
Volkswagen expands seven-seater lineup with stretched Tiguan Allspace
Days after Volkswagen previewed the Tiguan Allspace for the upcoming North American International Auto Show, the automaker's Chinese operations has fully revealed the extended crossover. Called the Tiguan L, it serves as a seven-seat version of the marque's C-segment SUV.
Looking at these photos, our spies did indeed catch the Tiguan Allspace completely undisguised with no visual changes to the car seen here. At the front, it shares the same headlight and grill combination from the regular length Tiguan. Also similar is the front bumper treatment but may vary depending on the variant selected. Also carried over from the standard Tiguan in the rear section with the same Golf-inspired tail lights and tailgate. Apart from the addition of third row seats, the interior design has been carried over.
For the Allspace, the wheelbase has been stretched 110 millimeters and bumps overall length by 220 millimeters. To keep its styling cohesive, the rear doors have been lengthened, so too have the third windows. With the addition of this new variant, Volkswagen now has two 7-seater SUVs in their lineup.
Volkswagen has yet to announce the engine lineup but it is likely that it will be the same as the standard Tiguan. The Tiguan is powered by a range of gas and diesel engines. Gas engines consist of the 1.4 and 2.0 liter turbocharged TSI mills. Moving to the diesel range, the Tiguan uses a 2.0 liter TDI engine with different power outputs. All are available in either front or 4Motion all-wheel drive, as well as six-speed manuals and six-speed automatics.