The refreshed model of Volkswagen’s first and only family-sized, 7-seat SUV offers more space, versatility, and towing capacity (AWD variants only) than its over-achieving smaller sibling, the Tiguan 5-seater, says VW NZ.

Greg Leet, General Manager of Volkswagen Passenger Vehicles says, it has the features to back it up. “Tiguan is undoubtedly a core model for the brand, and the new Allspace only enhances that reputation further. As the only 7-seater vehicle across our passenger range, it comes with a lot of responsibility to ensure it meets our customers’ wide-ranging expectations. Fortunately, its appeal is as universal, as our customer’s lifestyles are varied,” says Leet.

Space is paramount in the new model, with the vehicle in two-seat configuration there is 1,775L (tbc) available, 700L when in five-seat, and an impressive 230L (tbc) when all seven seats are in use.

Fuel economy starts from 7.6L/100km. Both the 1.4L and 2.0L TSI engines across the range are equipped with the latest direct fuel injection and turbocharging technology.

The new Tiguan Allspace range now features LED headlights and IQ. LIGHT matrix headlights (exclusive to R-Line), offering high-precision illumination of the road ahead. A full-width front LED light strip (Style & R-Line only) and revised lower bumper designs (which also differ in design between standard and R-Line models) have also been applied to help forge a visual link between Volkswagen’s other SUVs, such as TRoc and Touareg.

The new Allspace will also feature numerous advanced driver assistance systems as standard, which had previously only been available in higher vehicle categories.

Vokswagen says it is offering as a standardised feature a customisable 10.25” Active Info Display, providing all the info you need at glance. Intuitive controls, an updated infotainment system and a touch-based climate control panel sit alongside Volkswagen’s latest multi-function steering wheel design for the complete sporty and hispec/hi-tech experience.

Backed by Volkswagen’s five-year/150,000-kilometre warranty, the 2022 Tiguan Allspace also includes five years of roadside assist.

The line-up goes on sale in New Zealand from the end of 2021 and across the second quarter of next year. Final specs to be confirmed closer to launch.

Model variantPrice (NZD)Expected NZ arrival
Tiguan Allspace TSI Life 2WD$49,990December 2021
Tiguan Allspace TSI Style 4Motion$62,990Q2 2022
Tiguan Allspace TSI R-Line 4Motion$72,990Q2 2022
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