Allspace adds third row

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

VOLK­SWA­GEN last week in­tro­duced the seven-seat Tiguan Allspace, which is only 21,5 cm longer than the nor­mal Tiguan, but boast­ing a third row in the back.

Like the two-row Tiguan, the Tiguan Allspace will be sold in three equipment lines (Trend­line, Com­fort­line and High­line), and in front and all-wheel drive variants.

Three petrol (TSI) en­gines and one diesel (TDI) en­gine are on of­fer, and de­spite the “diesel­gate” scan­dal, Wheels can heartily recomm­nend the smaller 1,4 TSI, which is only paired to a sixspeed DSG trans­mis­sion.

This 1,4 block makes 110kW and 250 Nm from a low 1500 rpm up to 3 500 rpm, giv­ing diesel-like torque as well as diesel-like con­sump­tion. VW claims a com­bined fuel con­sump­tion is 6,5 litres per 100 kilo­me­tres. This is over 15 kilo­me­tres per litre, which is ex­cel­lent for a fam­ily mover.

Only the Trend­line comes with front wheel drive.

All other Tiguan Allspace mod­els have 4Mo­tion as stan­dard. The front-wheel drive Trend­line can tow braked trail­ers weigh­ing up to 2 000 kg.

The 4Mo­tion mod­els can tow a 2 500 kg braked trailer.

Mo­torists who look to use ei­ther the Tiguan’s 4Mo­tion or tow­ing abil­i­ties will do well to re­place the model’s space saver spare wheel with a full size spare.

The new Tiguan Allspace comes stan­dard with a five-year or 90 000km ser­vice plan, three-year or 120 000km war­ranty Ser­vice In­ter­val is 15 000 km.

Tiguan Allspace Prices

1.4 TSI 110kW Trend­line DSG

R463 400

2.0 TSI 132kW Com­fort­line

4MO­TION DSG R523 800

2.0 TDI 110kW Com­fort­line

4MO­TION DSG R571 100

2.0 TSI 162kW High­line 4MO­TION

DSG R604 800


The Ti­quan Allspace comes with a choice of three en­gines, of which the 1,4 TSI petrol en­gine de­liv­ers diesel-like power.

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