By Stewart Smith on 2017-03-06 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
VW Tiguan joins
THE Tiguan is Volkswagen's most successful SUV ever with around half a million versions of this all-round vehicle with front-wheel or all-wheel drive being sold each year.
Now VW has come up with something even more roomy, the new Tiguan Allspace - a larger variation of the best seller.
It's a spacious family car with a 109mm longer wheelbase and 215mm additional exterior length offering added room for more passengers, more luggage and more versatility.
The Allspace, offers up to 760 litres of luggage capacity and VW says it should appeal as an alternative to all those motorists and families that previously had to rely on a van.
When the Tiguan Allspace is loaded to roof height up to the seatbacks of the first row, its storage capacity is an impressive 1,920 litres.
Like the "classic" Tiguan, the Allspace is also available in on-road and off-road versions of the front section.
The latter can be ordered with an optional "off-road package" together with special engine underbody protection that extends to the bumper for off-road driving. The off-road front section improves the vehicle's approach angle by 7 degrees.
All Tiguan Allspace engines are turbocharged four-cylinder direct-injection engines. The permanent front-wheel drive Tiguan Allspace 1.4 TSI with 150bhp and active cylinder management has a combined fuel consumption of 47mpg with emissions at 135g/km and the four-wheel drive Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TDI 4Motion with 150bhpis rated at 41 to the gallon with CO2 at 157g/km.
The Allspace is well equipped with all models featuring air conditioning, leather steering wheel, LED tail lights,automatic anti-dazzle interior mirror, rainsensor, proactive occupant protection system, automatic post-collision braking system, lane assist, city emergency braking function and pedestrian monitoring as well as the composition touch infotainment system.
Prices have yet to be announced and first UK deliveries are expected in September.
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