Australian pricing for the facelifted Tiguan Allspace range has been locked in with a significant bump in entry-price and a revamped grade line-up
The facelifted 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace seven-seat midsize SUV has had its Australian pricing released, now starting from $45,590 before on-road costs for the entry-level, front-wheel drive Life 110TSI that replaces the outgoing Comfortline trim.
While the regular Tiguan midsize SUV facelift ushered in only a small $200 increase in entry price last year, the revamped Allspace range now starts $4600 higher.
The changes made to Volkswagen’s seven-seat rival for the Skoda Kodiaq, Mitsubishi Outlander, Honda CR-V, Nissan X-Trail and Peugeot 5008 seven-seaters largely mirror the tweaks made to the five-seat Tiguan.
There are new bumpers that add 22mm to the Allspace’s overall length, fresh LED lighting signatures and a crisper infotainment system inside with a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display now standard across the line-up.
The Allspace measures 4701mm long and rides on a 109mm-longer wheelbase than the regular Tiguan, with an additional 106mm added to the rear overhang to create space for a third row while increasing maximum luggage capacity to 700 litres (from 615).
Volkswagen Australia has also revamped the Allspace line-up to match the smaller Tiguan, with the range now kicking off with the Life, followed by the mid-spec Elegance (from $56,990) and the sporty R-Line (from $60,190).
Both top variants are available with your choice of 2.0-litre turbo-petrol (162TSI) or turbo-diesel (147TDI) four-cylinder engines and feature ‘4Motion’ all-wheel drive as standard.
Volkswagen Australia brand director Michal Szaniecki justified the high-spec focus of the facelifted Allspace range saying: “our customers gravitate toward the top of our ranges and that’s why Elegance and R-Line comprise four of the six Allspace versions available.”
The new Life 110TSI grade starts from $45,590 with a 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder (shared with VW’s Golf small car) that sends power to the front wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Compared to the outgoing Comfortline, the new Life gets a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display in place of analogue dials, a power tailgate and a new 18-inch alloy-wheel design.
There’s also a new 8.0-inch touchscreen that is the same size as before, but boasts gesture control, live navigation and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality to interface with the standard wireless smartphone-charging pad.
Buyers after a little more oomph can choose the Life 132TSI 4Motion featuring a 132kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder that drives all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, priced from $48,590.
Standard safety equipment on the Tiguan Allspace Life includes adaptive cruise control with lane-trace assist, front and rear AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring and parking sensors front and rear.
Additionally, Volkswagen offers a $5500 Luxury pack for the Life that swaps cloth upholstery for black ‘Vienna’ leather, adds heating and ventilation for both front seats, memory for the driver’s seat and a panoramic sunroof.
The two upper-spec Tiguan Allspaces are similar in price, but the Elegance featuring fan-cooled front seats, a heated second row, 30-colour ambient lighting, 9.2-inch touchscreen, adaptive dampers and Matrix LED headlights has a classy exterior treatment with chrome garnishes and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Buyers will be able to choose between a 162kW/350Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder ($56,990) or a 147kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine ($58,490) for the Elegance.
A ‘Sound and Vision’ package adds a head-up display, 360-degree camera and premium Harman Kardon sound system for $2600.
The sportier R-Line (from $60,190) gets the same technology and options package as the Elegance, but scores more aggressive bumper and side skirt designs, a rear boot spoiler, larger 20-inch ‘Misano’ alloy wheels and R-Line embossing on the seats.
Volkswagen offers the Allspace R-Line with the same engine choices as the Elegance, with the more expensive 147TDI starting at $61,690.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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