Detroit 2017: Volkswagen Announces Long-Wheelbase Tiguan

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Detroit 2017: Volkswagen Announces Long-Wheelbase Tiguan

With the 2017 Detroit Motor Show opening its doors to the masses today, Volkswagen has officially revealed the long-wheelbase, seven-seater version of the Tiguan yesterday.

Adding almost 280mm in length from the current model and offering available third-row seating, the Tiguan Allspace, as what the longer version is called, still rides on the MQB platform.

Destined only for the U.S for now and probably China next since it’s the long-wheelbase capital of the world (a LWB version of the previous-gen Tiguan is already available in China), the extended Tiguan is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI four-cylinder engine making 184 hp and 300 Nm of torque. Mated to the mill is an eight-speed automatic gearbox.  

The company also revealed that there will not be a diesel version of the new Tiguan.

Offering 57 per cent more cabin space compared to the current model, the 2018 Tiguan comes with a digital cockpit display, second-row seats capable of sliding 180 mm, panoramic sunroof, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Sport Monitor, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking.

Other goodies also include Car-Net infotainment and navigation system that offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink, and an optional Fender premium audio system.

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia have earlier confirmed with that the brand will be introducing a locally-assembled all-new Tiguan later this year. However it is still unclear if this will be a standard wheelbase Tiguan or a long wheelbase version.

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