Volkswagen has teased the a new variant of their second-generation Tiguan called the Allspace, which is due to make its premiere at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show in January before being available in showrooms later in the year.
The Allspace is reported to be a more practical and commodious SUV - no surprises there - riding on a wheelbase that’s been lengthened by 11cm, increasing overall body length by 22cm and allowing the passenger count to rise to up to 7. There isn’t much else known for certain about the bigger Tiguan at this point.
Perhaps Volkswagen will have chosen to add some visual flourishes over the standard non-Allspace Tiguan. However, this remains unlikely. As are any major changes to the engines and drivetrain options, which are expected to mirror the current 5-door version.
The German automaker was readying a long wheelbase version of the Tiguan (Tiguan L) shortly after second-generation’s release for sale exclusively in China, where stretched version are in much higher demand and should be reaching showrooms next month.
How much this China-specific Tiguan L shares with the Tiguan Allspace is fuzzy at this point but should the main differentiator be the extended wheelbase, the similarities should outweigh the differences.