- 2022 Allspace due in Australia in quarter one of 2022
- All facelifted Tiguan models come with IQ.DRIVE
- Three model variants from launch – Life, Elegance, and R-Line
Update, May 12: Volkswagen has taken the covers off its eagerly anticipated seven-seater Tiguan Allspace SUV.
Receiving a raft of updates that bring it into line with the regular Tiguan unveiled back in February (see below), the refreshed Allspace represents an important product for the German carmaker, as 55 per cent of all Tiguans sold globally are the longer wheelbase Allspace variant.
Thanks to a redesigned front end, the facelifted Allspace is 22mm longer than the car it replaces, now measuring 4723 mm. Other dimensions remain the same as its predecessor – 1839mm wide, 1667mm tall, and a wheelbase measuring 2790mm.
Powertrain options are thought to mimic the updated five-seater, which means a choice of a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine.
The latest SUV will also score the raft of new IQ.DRIVE safety features and Volkswagen’s Travel Assist system, which enables the car to brake, accelerate and centre itself on the highway at speeds up to 210km/h.
The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is expected to arrive in Australia in the first quarter of 2022, with pricing and further specs expected to be unveiled closer to the car’s local launch.
February 8: The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan has received a raft of visual and tech upgrades as part of the medium-sized SUV’s mid-life update.
The changes should make the Tiguan a more appealing proposition in what is one of the most fiercely contested market segments in the automotive industry, with the VW going toe-to-toe with the likes of Mazda’s CX-5 and Toyota’s RAV4.
The high-riding five-door now comes equipped with the German marque’s IQ.DRIVE suite as standard across the range, which enables adaptive lane guidance and adaptive cruise control to provide a semi-autonomous driving experience.
Other standard features fitted to the updated Tiguan line-up include VW’s 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit Pro, Proactive Occupant Protection, haptic-touch climate control, and for mid and top-spec Elegance and R-Line variants, IQ Light Matrix LED Headlights.
Model range and pricing
There are now six different Volkswagen Tiguan model variants buyers can choose from (all prices exclude on-road costs):
- Tiguan 110TSI Life 6-speed DSG – $39,690
- Tiguan 132TSI Life 7-speed DSG – $43,690
- Tiguan 162TSI Elegance 7-speed DSG – $50,790
- Tiguan 147TDI Elegance 7-speed DSG – $52,290
- Tiguan 162TSI R-Line 7-speed DSG – $53,790
- Tiguan 147TDI R-Line 7-speed DSG – $55,290
Individual and option packages can also be included (MSRP price listed):
- Metallic/Pearlescent paint – $800
- Panoramic Glass Sunroof (Elegance or R-Line) – $2,000
- Luxury Package (Life) – $5,000
- Sound and Vision Package (Elegance or R-Line) – $2,500
The entry-level Life variants can be had with either a front-wheel drive 110TSI petrol engine configuration or 132TSI petrol engine with 4MOTION all-wheel drive.
As standard, both Life products come with a good amount of equipment as standard, such as:
- LED Headlights with High Beam Assist, LED fog lights and taillights
- 18-inch ‘Nizza’ alloy wheels with space saving spare
- 8-inch infotainment system with voice and gesture control
- Digital Cockpit Pro
- Wired and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Powered tailgate
- Three-zone climate "Touch" control with controls in the rear
- Automatic lights and wipers
- Electric folding mirrors, heated
The mid-spec Elegance iteration is available with the 162TSI petrol or 147TDI diesel engines, both with 4MOTION.
These variants build on the Life’s solid base of standard equipment, and add:
- Vienna leather trim
- Electric and heated front seats with electric lumbar support, easy entry and memory
- Heated steering wheel
- 19-inch ‘Auckland’ alloy wheels with space saver spare
- Adaptive Chassis Control
- IQ. Light matrix LED headlights and Premium LED tail lights with dynamic indicators
- 9.2-inch infotainment display with voice and gesture control
- Tinted rear windows
- Ambient interior lighting
- Chrome and silver styling elements
The range-topping R-Line Tiguan can also be optioned with the 162TSI petrol or 147TDI diesel engines.
R-Line vehicles add a sporty element to the practical five-door SUV, adding extras like:
The R-Line grade comes with the 162TSI or 147TDI engines, both with 4MOTION. Additional spec over the Elegance grade includes:
- 20-inch ‘Misano’ alloy wheels
- R-Line steering wheel with haptic feedback buttons
- R-Line Vienna leather upholstery
- R-Line front and rear bumpers
- R-Line side sills
- R-Line rear spoiler
- R-Line badges on front grill and side spears
- Stainless steel foot pedals
- Black headliner
- Progressive steering
- Automatic electric tailgate
Tiguan variants can also be optioned with two standalone packages – the Luxury Package (for the Life variant), and the Sound and Vision Package (for Elegance and R-Line variants).
Adding the Luxury Package to the Life-spec Tiguan adds Vienna leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, powered driver seat with memory function, heated front seats and a panoramic electric glass sunroof.
Ticking the option box for the Sound and Vision Package gives the Elegance and R-Line models a head-up display, area view, and a Harman Kardon premium sound system.
Metallic/pearlescent paint and the panoramic electric glass sunroof (for elegance and R-Line models) can also be optioned individually.
Engines, transmission and fuel economy
Depending on the model variant, the Tiguan is available with three different engine choices – a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine.
The 1.4-litre turbo four-cylinder, called the 110TSI, produces 110kW and 250Nm and is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Fuel economy is rated 7.7L/100km on the combined cycle.
For the 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder, there are two states of tune available. The first is the 132TSI, which makes 132kW and 320Nm.
It sends its power through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and returns a combined fuel economy rating of 7.9L/100km.
The punchier 162TSI tune produces 162kW and 350Nm and is also coupled with the seven-speed dual-clutch auto.
The extra oomph does make for a slightly thirstier experience, with the most powerful petrol engine producing a combined fuel figure of 8.5L/100km.
The 147TDI 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel is only available in one state of tune, producing 147kW and 400Nm.
Like the 132TSI and 162TSI, the diesel donk utilises the seven-speed dual-clutch, and on the combined cycle, returns a combined fuel economy figure of 6.1L/100km.
All variants of the facelifted Volkswagen Tiguan have the same dimensions – 4509mm long, 1839mm wide, 1684mm tall and with a wheelbase measuring 2681mm.
The current generation Volkswagen Tiguan earned a five-star ANCAP safety rating when assessed in 2016, scoring a 96 per cent adult occupant protection rating.
As standard, all Tiguan’s now come equipped with the aforementioned IQ.DRIVE, which includes safety features such as:
- Travel assist
- Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian monitoring
- Lane keep assist with adaptive lane guidance
- Emergency assist
- Adaptive cruise control
- Side assist
- Rear cross-traffic assist
- Park assist
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Driver fatigue detection
- 360° proactive occupant protection
Warranty and servicing
Like the rest of the Volkswagen range, the facelifted Tiguan comes with a five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty.
Capped price servicing is also included, and owners can pre-purchase a service plan for three ($1200) or five years ($2400).
The refreshed Tiguan range is on sale now at authorised dealers across the country, with the 110TSI expected to arrive in mid-March, the 162TSI and 147TDI slotted for delivery in late May, and the 132TSI to follow in June.
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