Like the standard five-seater, which itself was significantly updated last year, the Allspace benefits from a redesigned front end incorporating a more prominent grille with light stripes and a redesigned Volkswagen emblem.
Volkswagen updated the SUV’s headlights, adding new interactive IQ Light LED lights to follow in the footsteps of the standard Tiguan. Used for the first time by Volkswagen in its other more luxurious SUV, the Touareg, they include 24 individual LED diodes which can adapt, partly automatically, to different driving conditions.
The IQ Drive Travel Assist system is also new for the refurbished Tiguan Allspace, offering level two autonomous driving assistance functions at speeds of up to 130 mph.
Continuing with updates to the interior, Volkswagen has worked with audio specialist Harman Kardon to develop a new premium audio system, while the Allspace is the latest Volkswagen model to receive the new temperature control section of the company with touch panels and sliders.
The gasoline engines on offer continue to be a 148 hp 1.5-liter four-cylinder that drives the front wheels or a pair of 2.0-liter four-cylinders that send 187 hp and 242 hp to both axles, respectively. A pair of 2.0-liter diesel engines also remain available, sending 148 horsepower up front and 197 horsepower to all four wheels, respectively.
While Volkswagen recently introduced a plug-in hybrid variant for the standard Tiguan, as well as a high-performance 316bhp R version, joining the larger Touareg R as part of its performance division’s rapidly expanding lineup, the Allspace.
Volkswagen will confirm pricing for the new Tiguan Allspace in due course, but a spokesperson told Autocar that in Europe “it will be more or less the same price as its predecessor” for a starting price of around € 36,000 ( £ 31,000).
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