The seven-seat Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace will be revealed in updated form on May 12, ahead of an Australian launch during the first quarter of 2022.

    A spokesperson for Volkswagen Australia says the facelifted range should offer carryover powertrains like the recently updated five-seat Tiguan, though the existing 140TDI 2.0-litre diesel could be upgraded to the newer 147TDI tune.

    That means a 110kW 1.4-litre turbo petrol, a 132kW 2.0-litre turbo petrol, and 162kW 2.0-litre turbo petrol should be offered, the latter two offering 4Motion all-wheel drive. The diesel is all-wheel drive also.

    Dual-clutch automatics will be standard across the range, offering six speeds for the 110TSI and seven speeds for the rest.

    When asked whether enough stock would carry the pre-facelift range until next year, the Volkswagen spokesperson said: “Current deliveries are on track, no shortages are anticipated”.

    In addition to the revised exterior look, the facelifted Tiguan Allspace should largely mirror the five-seat model’s updates in the cabin, meaning new steering wheels, more touch capacitive controls and sliders, and the latest infotainment and Digital Cockpit interface.

    The current model already offers the new MIB3 infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in Australia as part of a 2021 running change.

    Further, the vehicle’s safety systems should be enhanced and more widely available across the range under VW’s IQ.Drive branding, including the semi-autonomous Travel Assist function which combines adaptive cruise and lane centring functions to accelerate, brake and steer the vehicle up to 210km/h.

    Also expect new Matrix LED headlights to be offered on higher grades, with Style, Elegance, and R-Line trim levels to be available depending on engine variant.

    The current 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace starts from $40,990 plus on-road costs for the entry-level 110TSI Comfortline, climbing to $59,990 before on-roads for the limited-run 162TSI Wolfsburg Edition – deliveries for the latter are due in June.

    According to the global press release, the Tiguan Allspace will continue to be produced in Puebla, Mexico for North and South America, as well as Europe. Expect Australian production will continue to come from Mexico as well.

    Stay tuned to CarExpert for our coverage of the new Tiguan Allspace’s reveal on May 12.

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    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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