2017 VW Tiguan Allspace 7-seater price, specs & release date

Good new for drivers who loved the Tiguan but could do with an extra row of seats – VW has come to the rescue with its new Tiguan Allspace. Read on for full details on this lengthened SUV…

VW’s styling department probably didn’t break too much of a sweat developing the new Allspace. Besides a slightly redesigned back door and new rear window, very little of the standard Tiguan body has changed.

The extra 215mm of metal VW has grafted into the Tiguan’s wheelbase not only grants the new car with enough room inside for seven seats, but it helps the Allspace serve up a more spacious 730-litre boot, too. Fold all but the front seats away and you’ll have access to a giant 1,770-litre load bay.

Just like its Skoda Kodiaq sibling, the Allspace will come with five seats as standard – the third row will be available as an optional extra. Sat nav will come fitted to all models, however, along with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth and air conditioning.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be offered alongside a number of driver assistance systems, too. Mid-range models will be treated to lane assist, emergency city braking, adaptive cruise control and traffic jam assist as standard.

Range-topping models will come equipped with VW’s Active Info Display – a digital screen that replaces conventional analogue gauges, similar to Audi’s Virtual Cockpit system.

The Allspace will be offered with three petrol engines producing 148hp, 178hp and 217hp as well as three diesel units producing 148hp, 187hp and 238hp. Both 148hp versions are limited to front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox but all other models will be offered with four-wheel drive and a DSG automatic.

VW Tiguan Allspace price and release date

The new Allspace is expected to cost from approximately £27,000 when it goes on sale in the second half of 2017 but range-topping SEL models will set you back as much as £40,000. A seven-seat model will probably set you back around £1,000 across the range. VW hasn’t confirmed whether it’ll be available in sporty R-Line trim, however.

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VW Tiguan Allspace latest news (updated December 2016)

The first hi-res images of VW’s new seven-seater Tiguan Allspace have emerged online. We’ve already seen pictures of an undisguised prototype, but these photos give us a chance to see the new car’s interior for the first time.

As soon as a prototype was first caught testing, it was clear VW’s new seven-seat SUV was going to look only subtly different to the standard Tiguan. These new images confirm that, besides a longer wheelbase and slightly flatter roofline, almost nothing has been changed.

The standard five-seat Tiguan, left, looks almost identical to the new Allspace model, right…

If you parked the five and seven-seat Tiguans side by side, you’d probably still have to break out a tape measure to tell them apart. Even the new Allspace’s interior appears to have been carried over completely unchanged – besides the crucial third row of seats in the back.

The new car’s flatter roof should increase headroom for middle-row passengers and the longer rear doors will help make fitting a child seat easier than before, too. The third row of seats will probably only be suitable for kids, however.

The new Allspace will, with the back seats folded, offer far greater boot space than its five-seat sibling. Fold all but the front seats down and it should comfortably eclipse the standard Tiguan’s maximum 1,655-litre capacity, too.

A familiar selection of engines is expected to make an appearance in the new Tiguan Allspace. A range of 2.0-litre petrol and diesel units will drive the front wheel through a manual gearbox as standard – a DSG automatic gearbox and a four-wheel-drive system should be offered as optional extras.

New VW Tiguan Allspace price and release date

The Tiguan Allspace is expected to make its public debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2017 and go on sale the following summer. VW hasn’t announced how much it’ll cost but we expect it to set you back around £25,000 for entry-level cars and more than £40,000 for top-spec versions.

2017 VW Tiguan Allspace price, specs and release date (updated December 2016)

VW will launch a new seven-seat version of its Tiguan SUV at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show in January. This upcoming Allspace model will take on the likes of the Skoda Kodiaq when it goes on sale in summer 2017.

The only images VW has officially released of this new car are heavily stylised renders but we’ve already seen prototypes undergoing testing without any camouflage. The standard Tiguan’s simple, stylish proportions have been stretched slightly and its wheelbase has been made 11cm longer but you’d be hard-pressed to tell the two cars apart.

The new Allspace’s interior is expected to look identical to the standard Tiguan’s, shown here…

Its interior is expected to be carried over almost completely unchanged from the current five-seat Tiguan, albeit with an all-important third row of seats squeezed in the back. With the whole family on board, boot space will be less than the standard car’s 615-litre capacity but the new Allspace model should prove impressively commodious with the rear two rows folded away.

The new model will be available with the same range of 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines as the current car. Four-wheel drive models and versions fitted with a DSG automatic gearbox will be available but buyers looking for more affordable running costs will be better off with two-wheel drive manual cars, however.

2017 VW Tiguan Allspace price and release date

VW has confirmed its latest seven-seater will make its public debut in January 2017 and go on sale the following summer. We expect it’ll cost slightly more than the standard five-seat car across the range. Entry-level cars could be priced from approximately £25,000 while top-spec models could set you back more than £40,000.

2017 VW Tiguan Allspace price, specs and release date (updated September 2016)

Volkswagen hopes to pile the pressure on rivals when it reveals the new Tiguan XL seven-seater at the Paris Motor Show in October 2016. Images from motor1 show this new car undergoing testing without any camouflage giving us a great chance to see what it will look like before it’s officially launched.

Beneath its stretched bodywork, the Tiguan XL will share a platform with the recently released Skoda Kodiaq. Its cabin should, however, be carried over almost unchanged from the existing five-seater model.

New VW Tiguan XL – styling

Besides its slightly longer rear overhang, you’d be hard pressed to tell this XL model apart from the standard Tiguan. The front bumper and light clusters don’t appear to have been modified and the contrasting black trim pieces on the wheel arches and side skirts remain unchanged, too.

The standard 5-seat Tiguan (left) is noticeably shorter than the new XL model (right)

In making this XL model, Volkswagen has stretched the Tiguan’s wheelbase and lengthened its rear doors – this should make jumping into the new third row of seats as easy as possible. The roof appears to be slightly flatter on the seven-seat model, too, presumably to give the extra passengers a decent amount of headroom. The larger rear windows should prevent the rearmost seats from feeling too claustrophobic.

We don’t expect the new car’s interior to be too different to the standard Tiguan’s – shown here…

New VW Tiguan XL – interior

The standard Tiguan boasts one of the nicest looking cabins in its class. Besides an extra pair of seats, the Tiguan XL’s interior should look identical to its smaller cousin. The centre console will boast a minimalist design and a large central infotainment screen. We expect Volkswagen’s Active Info Display – a secondary screen mounted in place of conventional analogue dials – to be available on top-spec models.

With all seven seats in place, the XL will probably have limited boot space. Fold away the third row, however, and it should muster a significantly larger boot than the standard Tiguan.

New VW Tiguan XL – engines and driving

The standard car will share its engines with the new seven-seater – a 178hp unit will cater for drivers looking for petrol-power, while the 148hp 2.0-litre diesel should be capable of returning close to 60mpg. The new model will probably come with a manual gearbox and front-wheel drive as standard – four-wheel drive and a DSG automatic should be optional.

New VW Tiguan XL – price and release date

Following a public launch in October, we suspect this new car will go on sale in the UK in early 2017. Entry-level models will probably cost around £29,000 – to compete with the likes of the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe – while top-spec R-Line versions could set you back an eye-watering £40,000.

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