VW Tiguan Allspace premiering at NAIAS image

The German automaker has officially announced its new seven-seat version for the Tiguan compact SUV will take a bow in front of the audience of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Volkswagen has confirmed the long-wheelbase version of the popular new generation Tiguan will be coming to the public in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. And sales are going to come fast – early summer 2017 in North America, China, and Europe. The European-market model will be called Allspace – on other markets it will simply be referred as the Tiguan. This is because the regular five-seat Tiguan already present in European showrooms is not available in the US or China. VW has also detailed the Allsapce a little bit – most importantly revealing the wheelbase has been stretched for 11 centimeters (4.3 inches). There’s also a larger rear overhang, so there’s enough space for seven persons and luggage.

According to the spy shots seen on the Internet, the Tiguan Allspace is a pretty standard mod – with identical front and rear styling with the regular version, and modified rear doors and roofline. The Tiguan Allspace rides on VW’s modular MQB architecture and will share the entire range of gasoline and diesel engines (in Europe), in combination with manual and dual-clutch automatic gearboxes, as well as front and all-wheel drive.