Available in three trim levels, the new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace has arrived in Britain, with a 7-seat layout, and more boot capacity.
Compared to the regular Tiguan models, the Allspace is 215mm (8.5in) longer, and rides on a 106mm (4.17in) longer wheelbase, which spans to 2,787mm (109.7in).
With all seats in position, the SUV has a luggage capacity of 230 liters (8.2cu-ft), but fold down the third row and the boot space will increase to 700 liters (24.72cu-ft), which is 85 liters (3cu-ft) more than the regular Tiguan. With the two rows folded flat, the luggage capacity stands at 1,775 liters (62.68cu-ft).
Pricing for the entry-level SE Navigation starts at £29,370 ($39,821) in the United Kingdom, when powered by the 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine with 150PS (148hp) and a 6-speed manual gearbox with FWD, whereas the cheapest 2.0-liter TDI diesel, rated at 150PS (148hp), can be had from £31,550 ($42,777). Opt for the most affordable 4WD model with a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox and get ready to pay £34,905 ($47,325), and that's before checking any optional extras from the list.
This version of the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is well-equipped, though, as it comes 18-inch alloy wheels, parking sensors, 3-zone climate control, Discover Navigation infotainment with 8.0-inch touchscreen display, sat-nav, DAB radio, and Bluetooth. It also packs adaptive cruise control, Lane Assist, Front Assist, and City Emergency Braking.
The SEL spec adds a 12.3-inch TFT screen in the instrument binnacle, front sports seats with 14-way adjustment, panoramic sunroof, hands-free boot opening, and 19-inch alloy wheels, being priced from £32,545 ($44,126).
Becoming available towards the end of Q1 2018 is the R-Line, which adds specific 20-inch alloy wheels, a sports suspension that brings the body 15mm (0.6in) closer to the ground, body-colored rear spoiler, and black interior rooflining.