The facelifted Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace has been revealed, ahead of an Australian market launch early in 2022.

    Revealed initially in North American guise – the long-wheelbase Tiguan is the standard variant there unlike Australia and Europe – the 2022 Tiguan Allspace essentially mirrors the updates of its shorter sibling though with a longer body, more interior space and an available third row of seating for global markets.

    Update, 31 May 2021: We’ve updated this story with European press imagery and EU-market details of the facelifted Tiguan Allspace. See article for details

    Volkswagen Australia has already confirmed the updated Tiguan Allspace will arrive in local showrooms during the first quarter of next year.

    The local arm has indicated it’ll offer carryover powertrains, though the current 140TDI diesel may be upgraded to slightly more powerful 147TDI trim as per the five-seat Tiguan.

    A revised exterior design with more aggressive front and rear bumpers, updated LED lighting at both ends including available Matrix LED headlights, revised alloy wheel designs and ‘Tiguan’ lettering on the tailgate all feature.

    Inside, the updated Tiguan Allspace gets new steering wheels ahead of the standard Digital Cockpit virtual instruments (8.0-inch standard in the US, 10.25-inch should be standard here), as well as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto courtesy of Volkswagen’s latest MIB3 infotainment software.

    Like its smaller global sibling, the Tiguan Allspace also picks up the company’s latest IQ.Drive suite of driver assistance technologies, standard across all but the base model in North America and almost certainly standard fit Down Under.

    The base Tiguan in the US does, however, get necessities like autonomous emergency braking and blind-spot assist.

    The suite includes include the new Travel Assist feature which combines the adaptive cruise control and adaptive lane guidance functions for semi-autonomous driving capability on the highway.

    For North America, all Tiguan models are powered by a 2.0-litre TSI turbo petrol developing 184hp (137kW) and 221lb-ft (300Nm), with 4Motion all-wheel drive available as an option. An eight-speed auto is standard across the US range, unlike global models which fit a DSG dual-clutch auto.

    Meanwhile, the European model is available to order now with 110kW and 147kW 2.0 TDI diesels, a 110kW 1.5 TSI turbo petrol, as well as 140kW and 180kW 2.0 TSI turbo petrols – the 180kW being the same tune as the new Golf GTI as well as the updated Skoda Kodiaq RS. VW claims models with 4Motion all-wheel drive can tow up to 2.5 tonnes.

    According to the European press release, the 1.5 TSI features a six-speed manual as standard as well as cylinder deactivation tech, with the 2.0 TSI petrols standard with a seven-speed DSG and 4Motion all-wheel drive. All EU models meet the latest Euro 6d-ISC-FCM emissions standard, though the Allspace hasn’t been confirmed with any plug-in hybrid drivetrains as yet like the SWB model.

    The European market offers both five- and seven-seat versions of the Tiguan Allspace, with the former offering a maximum 1920L of cargo capacity. With seven seats, the Australian model in pre-facelift guise quotes a still-impressive 1775L with the second and third rows folded.

    As noted earlier, Australian models will offer carryover powertrains including 110kW 1.4 TSI, 132kW 2.0 TSI and 162kW 2.0 TSI turbo petrols, as well as a 140kW or 147kW 2.0 TDI turbo-diesel.

    The base 1.4-litre engine should get a six-speed DSG and front-wheel drive as per the short-wheelbase Tiguan, with all other models to get a seven-speeder and 4Motion all-wheel drive.

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    James Wong

    James Wong is the Production Editor at CarExpert based in Melbourne, Australia. With experience on both media and manufacturer sides of the industry, James has a specialty for product knowledge which stems from a life-long obsession with cars. James is a Monash University journalism graduate, an avid tennis player, and the proud charity ambassador for Drive Against Depression – an organisation that supports mental wellness through the freedom of driving and the love of cars. He's also the proud father of Freddy, a 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI .

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