Hot on the heels of the standard Tiguan, Volkswagen New Zealand has confirmed that the updated three-row Tiguan Allspace will land next month.
Despite being based on the German marque’s mid-sized Tiguan, the Allspace remains the brand’s only seven-seat SUV. And, given the sales success of the standard model, it’s tipped to be a quick seller.
As previously detailed, the new Allspace gets a lot of the same updates that we’ve already seen on the standard Tiguan. These include the haptic feedback steering wheel controls, restyled front and rear ends, and more.
Three trims are set to be offered locally; the TSI Life front-wheel drive entry-level model, the TSI Style four-wheel drive, and the TSI R-Line four-wheel drive. The TSI Life is the first to land, hitting showrooms next month. The other two models are expected to arrive in Q2 of 2022.
Pricing starts at $49,990 for the TSI Life, with the TSI Style and R-Line following at $62,990 and $72,990, respectively.
Volkswagen New Zealand hasn’t confirmed which powertrains will be offered locally, other than each model will offer some form of TSI turbocharged petrol four-cylinder. It’s expected that the four-wheel drive variants will pack the brand’s 2.0-litre 180kW unit.
Veedub boasts that the Allspace represents a handy step up on the standard five-seater in terms of practicality. With all seats up, boot space is rated at 230-litres. This increases to 700-litres when in a five-seat configuration, and 1775-litres when both the second row and third row are folded flat.
Volkswagen’s local arm hasn’t yet confirmed full local spec, with this information set to come closer to launch.
“Tiguan is undoubtedly a core model for the brand, and the new Allspace only enhances that reputation further,” says Volkswagen New Zealand general manager Greg Leet.
“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.”