The Tiguan is one of the rare compact crossovers that is available with three rows of seats. In North America, this is a standard Tiguan, while the European version adds “Allspace” badge. In both cases, we are talking about a long-wheelbase version of the popular SUV, which is the third best-selling model in the segment, globally. The current generation has been recently updated and the new version is already available in Europe, while the fresh model will hit the North American market later this year. Therefore, we will focus on the North American version in this article, as the European model should be a typical carry-over.
This update brings a lot of new things but the most important is the styling. The new face takes a lot of inspiration from the recently-redesigned Golf MK8, while the interior also gets a significant update. On the other side, the powertrain remains the same, which means just one engine in North America, while European drivers can enjoy multiple gasoline and diesel options. Unfortunately, the new R model.
2022 VW Tiguan Allspace Design
Despite the facelift, the overall design remains the same. The 2022 VW Tiguan Allspace will continue with the same mechanics, which have been introduced in 2016 and rides on a familiar MQB platform. As we already mentioned, this is a long-wheelbase version, which features nearly 110 inches between axles. So, it’s no wonder it offers three rows of seats, considering that it gets pretty close to the mid-size segment.
In terms of styling, the recent update has brought a lot of changes. The front end is completely new and looks way better than before, with headlights and a grille that looks quite similar to the new Golf. The bumper, on the other side, looks like it came directly from the GTI. Revisions have been made on the rear end too.
Interior changes seem even more significant. The old cabin looked great, but the new one looks fantastic. The dashboard is more stylish and utilizes higher-quality materials. Furthermore, you may count on new tech features. The company’s well-known Virtual Cockpit, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, is standard, as well as an 8-inch touchscreen. In higher trim levels, you can also get a bigger 10.2-inch unit.
When it comes to interior space, things have remained the same. The 2022 VW Tiguan Allspace will continue with three rows of seats and a quite generous cargo area. The first two rows are really spacious and comfortable. The third row, of course, isn’t as spacious as in some mid-size SUV but can be useful for kids and adults on shorter trips. When it comes to the cargo area, there are 12 cubic feet behind the third row, 33 behind the second and 66 cubic feet of the total cargo volume. That’s quite decent for the class.
2022 VW Tiguan Allspace Engine
Things under the hood won’t change, at least when it comes to the North American market. The 2022 VW Tiguan Allspace will continue with just one engine in this offer. It is a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 184 horsepower and comes coupled with 8-speed automatic transmission. This isn’t a particularly fast crossover compared to rivals like Mazda CX-5 or Honda CR-V but gets the job done.
The European version is a completely different story, as it comes with a plethora of powertrain options, both gasoline and diesel units. The recently introduced Tiguan R is particularly interesting, as it comes with a 2.0-liter turbo-four that puts out around 320 horsepower. Of course, it comes with many other mechanical and visual upgrades. Unfortunately, it won’t be offered in North America.
2022 VW Tiguan Allspace Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2022 VW Tiguan Allspace in the fall, with a starting price of around 25.000 dollars.
Next-Generation Tiguan is Coming in 2022?
The latest reports suggest that the redesign of this compact crossover is around the corner and that it arrive already in 2022. At this point, we know that the overall design approach will change for a bit. Instead of a classic SUV layout, the new generation will probably come as a coupe crossover. Without any doubt, this will have a great impact on the visual appeal but our reliable sources suggest that the new Tiguan won’t suffer in terms of practicality either and that the cargo area will remain the same or get even bigger.
The next-generation VW Tiguan will probably come as a 2023 model. We expect more details in the near future.