Published on August 12th, 2020 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Now in Malaysia
It is essentially an extended wheelbase version of the regular Tiguan
Apart from the Arteon R-Line, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) also took the covers off the new Tiguan Allspace. Also locally-assembled in Pekan, the seven-seater SUV will be available in Highline 1.4 TSI and R-Line 2.0 TSI variants.
The Allspace is essentially an extended wheelbase version of the regular Tiguan that offers multiple seat configurations and up to 1,775 litres of boot space with the second- and third-row seating folded.
Priced at RM165,000.75 excluding insurance, the Tiguan Allspace Highline 1.4 TSI comes with full LED headlamps and taillights, front and rear fog lights and 18-inch Kingston alloy wheels.
The interior features Vienna leather upholstery, ambient lighting, 12-way electric driver seat, Climatronic air conditioning system with 3-zone temperature control, leather multifunction steering wheel and paddle shifters.
Under the hood is a 1.4-litre four-cylinder TSI mill that develops 150 PS and 250 Nm of torque. Paired with a six-speed DSG, the SUV gets a fuel consumption reading of approximately 7.3l/100km.
On the other hand, the Tiguan Allspace R-Line 2.0 TSI is more superior in terms of equipment and this is reflected in its price, RM209,575.79. It is equipped with R-Line front and rear bumpers, 3D tail lights, design strips on the front side panels, dual exhaust tips, a rear spoiler and 19-inch Sebring alloy wheels.
On top of the 12-way electric R-Line sports front seats that wrapped in Vienna leather, the interior features the R-Line badge the seats along with an R-Line steering wheel, stainless aluminium sports pedals, front and rear aluminium scuff plates, Dark Grid decorative inserts and a black headliner.
Aside from Digital Cockpit, which is also equipped in the Highline variant, the Tiguan Allspace R-Line also gets a 9.2-inch Discover Pro navigation infotainment system that is easy to operate, thanks to plug-in App Connect (Apple Carplay, Android Auto, Mirrorlink), complete with voice and gesture control.
Powering the SUV is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder TSI engine with 220 PS and 320 Nm of torque. A 7-speed DSG is tasked to route the output to all four wheels. Like the Golf R, the Tiguan Allspace R-Line is equipped with 4Motion all-wheel-drive system for improved traction and grip. Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) is also present.
Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today launched the all-new Tiguan Allspace line-up, in an SUV offensive that is set to make waves in the local SUV segment. Two variants are available; the Tiguan Allspace Highline 1.4TSI and the Tiguan Allspace R-Line 2.0TSI, both locally assembled at the Volkswagen plant in Pekan, Pahang.
An extended wheelbase version of the Tiguan, the Allspace sports bespoke front and rear ends. The exterior is accentuated with a significantly higher bonnet position with precise and sharper lines that run across the bonnet and front bumper giving it a stronger stance.
The longer wheelbase of the Tiguan Allspace makes the assertive-looking SUV a true space giant, offering versatility with multiple seat configurations. With the third-row seats folded, the available boot space is at 700 litres and with both seat rows folded, the SUV offers a massive boot space of 1,775 litres, the best in its segment.
The seven-seater combines dynamic performance, authentic off-road experience and embodies the new Volkswagen SUV DNA, making it extremely versatile with a high appeal factor.
True to its R-Line legacy, the Tiguan Allspace R-Line is a performance SUV, and its aggressive stance, coupled with 19” Sebring alloy wheels, commands attention on- and off- the road. It offers the highest power and torque in its class, thanks to an impressive output of 220PS and torque of 350Nm, and its capabilities are enhanced with a 4Motion all-wheel drive system. The interior is no less impressive, with the best connectivity features such as a Digital Cockpit and 9.2” Discover Pro infotainment system.
The Volkswagen R-Line variants take inspiration from the Volkswagen performance R range. The R-Line range is a sporty styling package fitted onto the vehicle to give it an extra edge in creating an overall sportier look while maintaining great value.
Erik Winter, Managing Director of VPCM says that the growing SUV market in Malaysia offers a ripe opportunity for the Tiguan Allspace. “The SUV segment in Malaysia has grown by 65% and we believe it will continue to drive and lead the auto market. With the addition of the two Tiguan Allspace variants, Volkswagen will be able to cater to different SUV seekers by offering them a German engineered seven-seater option, with performance that is unrivaled.”
A global bestseller for Volkswagen, the Tiguan broke barriers when it hit the sixth million mark in 2019 and became the best-selling model for the Volkswagen group in the same year. Now, a brand-new Tiguan rolls off the production line somewhere on the globe every 35 seconds. Bookings and test drive arrangements can be made at all authorized Volkswagen dealerships nationwide. For more information, visit www.volkswagen.com.my