Volkswagen has revealed the facelifted version of the first-generation Tiguan Allspace large SUV, with the seven-seater due in Australian showrooms in the first quarter of next year.
Much like the five-seat Tiguan mid-size SUV that went on sale last month, the Tiguan Allspace’s facelift ushers in a completely redesigned front fascia, including optional Matrix LED headlights.
New alloy wheel designs are also available for the Tiguan Allspace, while its rear end now has new tail-lights, centralised ‘TIGUAN’ lettering and fresh bumpers.
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Inside, new capacitive steering wheels feature alongside a touch-sensitive panel for the climate controls, which replaces the physical buttons and knobs of the pre-facelift model.
Meanwhile, the Tiguan Allspace’s multimedia system has been upgraded to Volkswagen’s MIB3 software, which supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, among other features. A 480W Harman Kardon sound system has also been introduced.
Advanced driver-assist systems now extend to lane-keep and steering assist and adaptive cruise control, which combine to deliver a higher level of autonomous driving.
Engines-wise, turbo-petrol four-cylinder engines are expected to carry over in the long-wheelbase Tiguan Allspace locally, including a 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre (110TSI FWD) and 132kW/320Nm (132TSI AWD) and 162kW/350Nm (162TSI AWD) 2.0-litres.
However, the 140kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine (140TDI AWD) is likely to be replaced by a 147kW/400Nm (147TDI AWD) version, as per the standard-wheelbase Tiguan.
Stay tuned for pricing and full specification details for the Toyota Kluger, Mazda CX-9, Kia Sorento, Hyundai Sante Fe and Skoda Kodiaq rival as they’re announced ahead of its launch.