Volkswagen’s seven-seat Tiguan Allspace SUV will gain active safety features, but lose its diesel option for 2024.

    Set to arrive late in 2023 or early in 2024, the updated Allspace Elegance and R-Line will gain blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic assist for the first time since being removed due to component shortages in 2022.

    Volkswagen has also confirmed a power tailgate will be standard on the Elegance and R-Line.

    The Tiguan Allspace Adventure, a limited-edition five-seat version of the Allspace, is now sold out and won’t be returning for 2024. Also gone is the 147TDI diesel engine option, following in the footsteps of the five-seat Tiguan.

    Pricing for the updated range will be revealed later this year.

    Unlike the German-made Tiguan five-seater, the Mexican-built Tiguan Allspace seven-seater has been in strong supply for Australia throughout 2023.

    A new version of the five-seat Tiguan has been revealed, and is set to arrive in Australia late in 2024 or early in 2025. It’s not clear when a replacement for the seven-seat Allspace will follow.

    Reports from overseas media point to a new generation of Tayron replacing the Allspace globally.

    Autocar India reports the Tayron will be built in Germany and exported around the world, with styling that sets it apart from the recently revealed five-seat Tiguan SUV.

    According to the Autocar report, the new Tayron will be positioned more clearly between the Tiguan and Touareg in the Volkswagen range. Currently, the Tayron name is applied to a China-only Volkswagen model with five seats, slotting in under the larger Teramont (Atlas).

    It’s expected to hit production in 2024, riding on the MQB-A2 platform set to also underpin the next Skoda Kodiaq SUV.

    This isn’t the first time Volkswagen’s plans for the Tiguan Allspace have been called into question.

    Reports about the potential for a new seven-seater in place of the Allspace have been swirling since 2018, when plans for the company’s production plants were obtained by Automotive News Europe.

    Even then, the document viewed by ANE pointed to the replacement for the Allspace being based on the China-made Tayron.

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    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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