Owing to the ongoing lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many automobile manufacturers like Volkswagen have taken essential steps towards battling the Coronavirus pandemic. Some of which includes making masks, health and safety equipment. The German automaker has even gone digital with its sales and service portfolio. In light of this, we’ve decided to make a list of some of the most important features of one of their most recent launches in the country – Tiguan Allspace. The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace was launched in India on March 6. We’ve also driven the Tiguan Allspace already, which you can read more about here. So, here’s a list of things you simply must know about the all-new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace.
1. The ‘Allspace’ is there for a reason
Now, the Tiguan already did exist in the Indian market but was sold only as a five-seater. This is where the new Tiguan Allspace comes in; it is basically a seven-seater version of the Tiguan. Also, it is a Completely Built-Up (CBU) unit and will be sold in limited numbers.
2. There’s only one powertrain on offer
The Tiguan Allspace is offered with just one engine option and trim level. Unlike the Tiguan, it is a petrol engine this time around; a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine which produces 187bhp and 320Nm of torque, to be exact. It’s mated to VW’s famous seven-speed DSG 4MOTION gearbox. Additionally, there are driving and terrain modes to choose from as well.
3. It’s safe and comes loaded with features
As is the case with all Volkswagens sold in India, there is particular attention paid to the safety features. As expected, the Tiguan Allspace also comes with strong safety features like seven airbags, ABS and ESC. That’s not all, the Allspace also gets a good host of creature comforts like a panoramic sunroof, three-zone climate control, easy boot open function and a whole lot more!
4. It’s longer than the older Tiguan
As one would expect, the Tiguan Allspace is slightly bigger compared to the Tiguan. It is 215mm longer than older Tiguan and has an increase in wheelbase by 110mm. It’s boot space measures up to 340 litres but this can be extended to 1,274 litres with the seats folded down.
5. Rivals, you ask?
The Tiguan Allspace competes against the likes of the Skoda Kodiaq, Ford Endeavour, Isuzu mu-X and Toyota Fortuner.