New VW Tiguan Allspace brings extra room to Detroit 2017

Seven-seater Allspace version of the Volkswagen Tiguan SUV will arrive in Europe in the second half of 2017

The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace has been launched at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show, with the new variant offering a longer wheelbase and the option of a third row of seats. That means the VW seven-seater is a rival for the Nissan X-Trail, and it's set to arrive later on in 2017, with a European debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

In the US, this is the only version of the VW Tiguan that will be offered, but here we're getting the Allspace name attached to this longer version that's been extended by 215mm in addition to the standard car. There's a subtle new look, with a different grille and bonnet, while the larger rear side windows and longer roofline mark out the new version.

The wheelbase is 110mm longer than the standard Tiguan's, meaning there's 60mm more legroom in the back seats and an added 115 litres of boot space, taking the seats-down/seats-up volume from 615/1,655 litres to 730/1,770 litres.

A third row of seats will be offered as an option, turning the Tiguan Allspace into a seven-seater SUV. Other options will include front- or all-wheel drive, as well as three petrol and three diesel engines from the standard Tiguan range.

There's no word on UK-specific release dates or prices yet, but expect to see the VW Tiguan Allspace arrive in the second half of 2017 with a price tag starting at around £26,000.

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