In a global preview today, Volkswagen has unveiled the updated, 2022 Tiguan Allspace; their stretched seven-seater version of the standard SUV. The changes might only be a few, but they help freshen up the product offering by keeping the design theme inline with the other models.
The Allspace borrows the face from its five-seater counterpart and features a LED lightbar connecting the new LED headlamps. This swanky-looking front does make the Tiguan Allspace a charmer, especially in the world on straight-faced boxy SUVs.
The side retains the silhouette of the model it replaces, featuring the rising window line on the furthermost pillar; an element that differentiates itself from the five-seater. The rear gets a few new additions – an updated set of tail lamps with redesigned internals, and new lettering and positioning of the model name that’s spread across the tailgate; a trend that’s picked up with all new vehicles launched from the VW stable.
On the inside, there’s a new connected infotainment system paired to Harman Kardon speakers, an optional 10-inch digital instrument cluster (standard offering is the 8-inch digital cockpit), next-gen Climatronic Touch interface (doesn’t have knobs) and cleverer driver assistance systems. These new-age driver aids, termed as the IQ Drive Travel Assist system, provides level two autonomous driving assist functions at speeds of up to 200kmph.
Powertrain remains identical to the model it replaces, our Engine of the Year for 2020- the EA888 TSI that puts out 187hp and 320Nm of torque, combined with an 8-speed DSG transmission sending power to all four wheels. And from our first driving impressions of the outgoing model, it’s surprisingly agile and fun behind the wheel.
It’s the brand’s current flagship in India, and we expect Volkswagen to bring in the updated Tiguan Allspace to our shores very soon.