Volkswagen is preparing for its premiere this month.
Around the middle of last year, Volkswagen revealed its refreshed Tiguan, and it looks properly handsome. There's also a sporty R version on the way for the first time, as well as a coupe-style Tiguan X. But what large families are waiting for more than either of these speedy and stylish versions is the Allspace, the Tiguan's slightly longer seven-seater brother. It's been a long wait, but Volkswagen has finally announced when we can expect the full reveal of the spacious SUV. Its premiere is scheduled for next week Wednesday, May 12. With around 1.5 million sales of this variant since its inception, this is an important model for VW - especially in the US, since we don't get the regular Tiguan.
The regular Tiguan was introduced back in 2007, with the Allspace arriving on the scene ten years later. The regular Tiguan is obviously more successful and has sold over six million units, but more and more people are buying bigger and bigger vehicles, so the seven-seater market is getting more competitive as a concept. Just this week, Honda revealed a new three-row concept, albeit not for the US market, but VW is confident in its new offering. It will take design cues from the regular Tiguan, but we expect that the Allspace will have slightly different accents in some places. On the previous model, the Allspace had a lightly massaged version of the regular Tiguan's hood - not that our market would have noticed.
The Allspace that debuts soon will be 22 centimeters (approximately 8.6 inches) longer than the regular Tiguan you'd have access to in Europe, and Volkswagen says that we can expect "advanced technical features: new control and assist systems guarantee even more convenience and ... a wide range of online-based services and functions on board thanks to the MIB3 infotainment system." Expect the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit with its eight-inch standard display and an optional 10.25-inch screen to feature, as well as multicolor configurable ambient lighting, wireless charging, and multi-device pairing. And with up to 67.8 cubic feet of volume on offer, it should be a great all-rounder.