Volkswagen’s second-generation Tiguan is ready for the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. However, the car manufacturer decided to release several teasers ahead of the official debut, so we have pretty good idea what to expect for the upcoming crossover. Now, except it will come totally redesigned, the vehicle will also add the last name. According to the carmaker, the SUV will be called the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace.
This is rather expected because VW’s compact crossover is finally getting the third row of seats. The German automaker made a big step forward because you will be able to choose between the second-generation Tiguan Allspace and the all-new mid-size Atlas, which also offers seven seats.
Styling wise, the Tiguan Allspace won’t be too different from the regular five-seat model that was introduced at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Basically, this extended version features around 4 additional inches between the wheels and 8.0 inches in the overall length. Under the skin, the crossover gets the same MQB architecture. Still, there will be several cosmetic changes on the exterior. In the front, the Allspace should have a little bit different grille with more chrome, as well as redesigned rear quarter glasses.
The manufacturer hasn’t said anything regarding the power, yet we expect nothing less from 190 hp and 236 lb-ft powerful 2.0-liter engine. They might also offer a 2.0-liter turbo that delivers 210 horsepower. There is also a big possibility of a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, but we have no further details about it. The engines should be paired to a seven-speed DSG, but the carmaker could add an eight-speed automatic transmission. After all, the all-new Atlas sports the eight-speed gearbox, so why shouldn’t the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace get it?
Stay tuned for updates.