Volkswagen will soon be launching the 7-seater VW Tiguan AllSpace in India to rival Honda CR-V and Toyota Fortuner
VW showcased the Tiguan AllSpace at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2020. It was the biggest car at the German car marker’s pavilion. Being the biggest car it also had some extra some space in comparison to the outgoing Tiguan. Not just space, it also had two extra seats. The 7-seater Tiguan AllSpace is expected to be introduced in the Indian market and replace the outgoing 5-seater version of the car. The new model will launch in India on March 6 and dealers have been registering bookings for some days now.
VW Tiguan AllSpace will come via CBU route and thus it will have a higher price tag than the car it will replace.
VW Tiguan AllSpace measures at 4701mm in length, 1839mm in width and 1674mm in height. However, the 5-seat version of Tiguan is just 4486mm long, 1839mm wide and 1672 tall. The AllSpace has a wheelbase of 2787mm, which is 110mm more than the outgoing Tiguan. The extra wheelbase helps the car in carving out a lot more space on the inside to accommodate 2 extra people. With an extra row of seats though, the AllSpace loses out on 385 litres of boot space with a total capacity of 230 litres, however, with the third-row folded down, the boot capacity increases to 700 litres.
The Tiguan AllSpace is going to be loaded with features to the brim. Some of the few features that will be seen on the India-spec AllSpace are LED headlights with DRL, panoramic sunroof, touchscreen infotainment system, keyless entry, digital instrument cluster, 3-zone automatic climate control, and beige coloured ‘Vienna’ leather seats, 7-airbags, ESP, rear parking camera, ABS, and tyre pressure monitoring system.
Under the hood, the VW Tiguan AllSpace will get a petrol engine only. With BS-6 emission norms kicking in Volkswagen has announced that it will not offer the diesel engines anymore. Currently, the 5-seater Tiguan is offered with a 2.0-litre diesel motor that is capable enough to belt out 143hp as its peak output. The upcoming Tiguan AllSpace will, however, come with a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol motor, which will churn out a peak power output of 190hp. A 7-speed DSG will transfer the power to all 4 wheels via VW’s 4Motion AWD system.
Tiguan AllSpace will come with a 2.0L turbo-petrol engine mated to a 7-speed DSG to power all four wheels of the car,
The new model will come to us via CBU route will be a tad costlier than the outgoing 5-seater version. Once launched, it will take on a direct competition against the likes of Skoda Kodiaq, Honda CR-V, Mahindra Alturas G4, Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, and more.