Is the new Tiguan AllSpace the ideal Tiguan?
The Volkswagen Tiguan, when first introduced, was a bit of an outcast. Then Volkswagen completely changed the design and it became an overnight sensation. The latest Tiguan is the preferred choice for many customers in the segment. However, if customers wanted more space there wasn't really an alternative within the line-up. Then Volkswagen introduced the AllSpace and it answered the need for more space and 7 seats. Now it has been updated and we think it is the best Tiguan on offer. Here is why.
The updated Tiguan is a real head turner of note! It now features updated headlights and on this test unit, were the optional IQ LED Matrix options which offer impeccable illumination in the dark. There are also updated LED tail lights which also add to the visual appearance of the Tiguan and of course updated bumpers.The illuminated radiator grille and dynamic turn signals are the main highlights from the front when the sun goes down. Seen here is the R-Line model which features sporty bumpers, larger wheels and an overall visually appealing design.
The Tiguan AllSpace's interior is spacious and comfortable, with ample room for up to seven passengers. The SUV features a range of premium materials and finishes, including leather seats. Additionally, the Tiguan AllSpace has a range of driver-assist features, including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and rearview camera.
Furthermore, the vehicle is equipped with the Digital Cockpit Pro (digital instrument cluster) as standard, an updated multi-function steering wheel and an infotainment system with an 8.0 inch colour screen. The 3-zone automatic climate control system is controlled from a new module with touch panels in the centre console.The Tiguan Allspace includes new advanced assist systems.
The optional equipment package fitted to our test unit offers the enhanced Front Assist Autonomous Emergency Braking function, Lane Assist lane departure warning system, Driver Alert System and Adaptive Cruise Control.
The Tiguan AllSpace is offered with a range of engines but we received the entry-level option, the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol. It develops 110kW and 250Nm of torque which is actually not bad. The 6-speed DSG makes good work of ensuring that power is best used and we never felt underwhelmed. We also achieved a decent fuel consumption figure of around 7.5l/100km.
In terms of practicality the AllSpace really impresses. With the back row folded flat you get an impressive 700 litres of boot space, that's appreciably more than the 520-to-615 litres the regular Tiguan offers depending on the position of its rear seats. With the third row in place, you get just 230 litres of luggage space.
The Tiguan AllSpace comes with a range of advanced safety features, including new advanced assist systems. The optional equipment package offers the enhanced Front Assist Autonomous Emergency Braking function, Lane Assist lane departure warning system, Driver Alert System and Adaptive Cruise Control.
The Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace is an excellent choice for anyone who needs a spacious and versatile SUV that is both practical and comfortable. With its sleek exterior design, advanced technology, and impressive performance, the Tiguan AllSpace is sure to impress drivers and passengers alike. It’s a comfortable cruiser that demands to be taken on the long road and despite its extra length, it handles itself well in shopping centre parking lots. We do think that this is the ideal Tiguan.