After the 5-seater Tiguan, the time has come for its 7-seater, called Tiguan Allspace, to go through the restyling box.
New Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2021 – Despite his family spirit, the 7-seater SUV refuses to adopt the plug-in hybrid engine of its cousin, the Seat Tarraco. So what makes the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace so special, on the occasion of son facelift ?
It is not easy to manage plug-in hybridization and a large family. This bulky technology does not usually mix well with the third row of seats hidden under the floor of large SUVs. The Peugeot 5008 is for example deprived of it, when its little brother, the 3008, offers it in 225 and 300 hp. Among the few elected to associate 7 seats with a PHEV engine, among general manufacturers, the Kia Sorento is an exception, but it is 11 cm longer than the Tiguan Allspace.
Where did the hybridization go?
If the latter has not succeeded in reconciling these two aspects, it would have been easy for him to do so in a 5-seater configuration, insofar as its clone, the Seat Tarraco, based on the same platform, has resolved to sacrifice the two folding seats hidden under its boot to benefit from the system e-Hybrid of 245 ch allowing it to travel 49 km without using its thermal block, thanks to its 13 kWh battery.
A boulevard for Seat
A curious choice on the part of the Volkswagen group which, usually, makes a point of honor to pool its organ bank. No longer ready for a contradiction, he also deprived of PHEV the third thief of the gang, named Skoda Kodiaq. For once, Seat must congratulate itself on such an exclusivity for its 5-seater Tarraco which did not ask for so much.
In the footsteps of the little brother
Waiting, the changes are minor during the facelift of the Tiguan Allspace which offers itself a bow similar to that of the Classic Tiguan, restyled last fall. With this ready that the newcomer bars his grille with a LED light signature on high-end variants.
Compared to the model it replaces, the new Allspace enhances its safety equipment by adding IQ matrix projectors. Light, and increases its autonomous driving capacity via the Travel Assist system guiding the vehicle up to 210 km / h.
Engine side, the petrol range is available in 150, 190 and 245 hp, when TDIs are offered in 150 and 200 hp. Two diesel engines equipped with the technology Twindosing characterized by two catalysts significantly reducing nitrogen oxide emissions, according to Volkswagen, thanks to the injection of AdBlue in two stages.
New Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace price
Launched next october, the new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace should again see its prices soar, to “celebrate” its mid-career restyling. We bet that the € 40,000 mark will be easily crossed for those who claim at least 39,680 €, to date.
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