The first purported official images of the new VW Tiguan version have made their way onto the Internet, showcasing in this instance the version for the world’s biggest auto market – China.
Called Tiguan L there, the first official images of the Tiguan Allspace appear just after VW kicked off the teasing campaign for the new seven-seat SUV model. The compact high-riding model is everything we had expected – a longer Tiguan with a stretched wheelbase and without any styling differentiations to set it apart from the smaller, five-seat brother. Yes, it does have longer rear doors and a flatter roofline but please Volkswagen, stop making Xerox copies out of your models. Anyways, the same goes for the interior – as expected, which is a simple carry over.
Anyways, the difference to the regular version lies in the 11 centimeters (4.3 inches) of added length between the two axles to enable a three-row interior. Of course, we’re betting the rear-most seats will only be comfy for small children. Folding the latter will give the Tiguan Allspace a cargo capacity of more than the 615 liters offered by the standard model. The same MQB architecture will underpin the new Allspace and a wide array of powertrain options will be available depending on the market of choice – Europe, China or North America.