New Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace with updated looks and upgraded features
The new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is now in Malaysia. The seven-seater SUV is available in two variants, the Elegance and the R-Line 4Motion priced at RM174,745.68 and RM219,443.59 respectively. Both prices are exclusive of sales tax.
The two-wheel drive Elegance has a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 146bhp and 250Nm of torque. The transmission is a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Elegance is more dynamic as it comes equipped with driving mode selection. There are four modes – Eco, Normal, Sport or Individual. Exclusive to the Elegance are 18-inch Frankfurt alloy wheels and silver-painted side mirrors.
The R-Line 4Motion has all-wheel drive, powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 216bhp and 350Nm of torque with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. There is Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) with four drive modes. There are also four additional modes as part of the 4MOTION system: On-road, Off-road, Off-road Expert, and Snow. The R-Line 4Motion has progressive steering. The rims are 19-inch Valencia alloys. The R-Line styling is enhanced with Carbon Grey decorative trims.
Both variants have a redesigned grille, refreshed bumper, and sleeker headlamps. At the rear, upgrades include the signature LED illuminated light strip, the ‘Tiguan’ lettering on the rear, and the new Volkswagen logo. New to the Tiguan is the Easy Open and Easy Close feature that provides hands-free opening and delayed closing of the boot.
The new headlamps and taillights are LED, with a wider light distribution that is suitable for city driving. The upgraded high beam provides almost double in brightness for pitch black or poor lighting areas. The headlamps also include an all-weather light system and dynamic cornering light for improved visibility. The taillights come with dynamic indicators. The taillight cluster have a distinctive lighting signature visible when the brake is applied.
Key safety features include six airbags (seven for the R-Line 4Motion), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Brake Assist (BA), Multi-collision brakes, Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS), and Electronic Parking Brake (EPB).
Lane Assist system is standard in both models. The system will detect if the vehicle drifts into another lane without indication, then gently steers it back. The system recognises road edges, and detects kerbs, grass verges, and lane markings. Exclusive to the R-Line 4Motion is hill-descent control
Inside the three-zone Climatronic air con has various modes and Air Care function. There is also a new 11.7″ Digital Cockpit with a high-resolution display colour thin-film transistor (TFT) and the new generation 9.2” Discover Pro infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice control and inbuilt navigation system.
There is now haptic-touch control for the multifunction sports steering wheel and the buttons and knobs for the air con panel. Infotainment system for both models are the same, except that the R-Line 4MOTION has an Off-road display to showcase data relevant to this driving mode.
The seats are Vienna leather. The driver and front passenger have active climate seats – ventilated seats which provide cooling or heated option to suit either hot or cold weather. Both seats are 12-way adjustable.
In addition, the R-Line 4Motion comes with a Harman Kardon 480-watt sound system with 10 speakers which has four audio profiles, and surround mode.
There are five colours: Atlantic Blue, Oryx White, Deep Black, Platinum Grey, and Pyrite Silver.
The new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace comes with three years free maintenance, five years unlimited mileage warranty, and five years roadside assistance.
The new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Elegance
The new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace R-Line 4Motion