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Elongated Tiguan — tested third-row seat

Imagine now the Tiguan has a third row seat! For this option, the Germans will not ask.

Volkswagen Tiguan Tiguan AllspaceVolkswagen Allspace

Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI Allspace

Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TSI Allspace

Length / width / height / base 4701 / 1839 / 1674 / 2787 mm

Luggage capacity (VDA) l 230-1775

Weight/total weight

1775 / 2380 kg

1735 / 2300 kg

1755 / 2310 kg

Engine

diesel, R4, 16 valves, 1986 cm3; 110 kW/150 HP at 3500-4000 rpm; 340 nm at 1750-3000 rpm

diesel, R4, 16 valves, 1984 cm3; 132 kW/180 HP at 3940-6000 rpm; 320 N·m at 1500-3940 rpm

diesel, R4, 16 valves, 1984 cm3; 162 kW/220 HP at 3940-6000 rpm; 350 nm at 1500-4400 rpm

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

9.9 from

8,2 with

The 6.8 with

Maximum speed

198 km/h

208 km/h

223 km/h

Fuel/fuel reserve

DT/60 l

AI-95/63 l

Fuel consumption: urban / suburban / mixed cycle

6,8 / 5,3 / 5,9 l / 100 km

9,3 / 6,7 / 7,7 l / 100 km

10,0 / 7,0 / 8,1 l / 100 km

Transmission all-wheel drive; P7

Man I’m not a hypochondriac. Women with empty buckets leave me indifferent, as well as running across the road black cats. And that trip to meet with a long-wheelbase Tiguan crossover Allspace fell on Friday the thirteenth, also did not cause concern.

Before the test drive, we gathered at a press conference in the intimate meeting of the Marseille airport, but the host had to say about how he is glad to introduce us a new car. After these words, came into the room a scared police officer and ordered everyone out — received a bomb threat. Grab backpack and run out! So do not believe after that in signs.

And the Parking lot in silence. And I had an extra half hour. As the press conference was a bust, study Tiguan Allspace, so to speak, without artillery preparation. There is a silver lining.

The ergonomics of the cabin and visibility is good. A large “grain” of the instrument panel was a surprise.The ergonomics of the cabin and visibility is good. A large “grain” of the instrument panel was a surprise.

Version with normal roof pleases convenient “boxes” in the ceiling. Paying for the panoramic roof, denied them.Version with normal roof pleases convenient “boxes” in the ceiling. Paying for the panoramic roof, denied them.

Compared to “short” Tiguana wheelbase stretched to 109 mm and the rear overhang is longer; the total increase was 215 mm. Length of machine — 4701 mm. of course, the rear side doors were wider. By the way, the same dimensions (plus or minus a couple of millimeters) has a single-platform crossover Skoda Kodiaq. Unlike its cousin, the Tiguan Allspace not be releasing in Europe and on the Mexican Volkswagen plant — close to the main market.

As usual, the base version coming with a manual transmission and front-wheel drive. Transmission 4×4 with a Haldex clutch and automated manual DSG — for a fee. The initial petrol engine — a 1.4‑litre 150‑strong “turboservice”, the 2.0-liter is available in two versions boost — 180 or 220 HP Turbodiesel 2.0 TDI develops 150, 190 or 240 HP In Russia will be supplied exclusively with all-wheel drive version with a DSG and two-litre engines, with the diesel scheduled only 150 HP.

In the seven-seat Tiguan (pictured) in the second row of seats as much as rough terrains. And quintuple Allspace was a pleasant surprise: its rear seats pushed to 54 mm back — stock space for the knees truly Royal.In the seven-seat Tiguan (pictured) in the second row of seats as much as rough terrains. And quintuple Allspace was a pleasant surprise: its rear seats pushed to 54 mm back — stock space for the knees truly Royal.

The third row is not for adults.The third row is not for adults.

Mediarama, heated, top vents — second-row passengers can’t complain.Mediarama, heated, top vents — second-row passengers can’t complain.

The elongated Timpani there are seven — so I looked after to begin with. In the second row is not larger than the normal Tiguan. And in the third? Somehow I got in there, and room for your knees no! Semimestny purely nominal. While in the trunk of my small backpack fit only across, along all. In General, to pay extra for two additional “chair” I certainly would not. The five-seater version has one great advantage over the seven-seater: second row is related back to 54 mm has become considerably freer! The Kodiak doesn’t have this feature.

On the go Allspace Tiguan 2.0 TSI is a little different from just Tiguan — the same unwavering straight line stability, high stability in cornering and light but informative steering wheel. Elongated base and increased by nearly a hundredweight unladen weight not prompted the Germans to change the suspension settings. Even on smooth French tracks, it seemed too harsh — Kodiaq softer lays.

In seven-seat scenario, the trunk is purely symbolic — 230 liters.In seven-seat scenario, the trunk is purely symbolic — 230 liters.

On the starboard side of the trunk, a built-in flashlight, hook for bags and packages that handle automatic folding seats. On the left, 12‑volt outlet.On the starboard side of the trunk, a built-in flashlight, hook for bags and packages that handle automatic folding seats. On the left, 12‑volt outlet.

Another surprise: despite a solid 180 HP, high speed Allspace does not show and after hundreds of gaining momentum without enthusiasm. And the robot DSG with two wet clutches with this motor lives one soul — sometimes shifts gears at random.

In one place I stopped on the descent, slipping turn. Include “reverse”, the screen displays the picture from rear view camera… and the car treacherously rolling forward and down, as if in “neutral”. The hell I will! Seems to have cut both box clutch. This is rare, but it happens. However, is it any wonder if the calendar Friday the thirteenth? Hit the brake and put the selector in “Park”. Again… Now back up!

Take a 150‑HP diesel modification. It is equipped with a modest. The usual gauges, no HUD, panoramic roof and powered seats. Chairs are not leather, and with a simple fabric, but softer and more cozy. Without all this tinsel salon even wins — looks homey, warm and “tube”.

And going diesel Allspace more interesting: better elasticity, after 100 km/h the life is not skuchnee. DSG works here less fussy, and the average fuel consumption not exceeding 7 litres/100 km against nine-and-a-half gasoline cars. In General, diesel is a nicer all around — except that distinct sound signaling entity.

Unlike ordinary Tiguan, version Allspace line
side glass converging: silhouette rapidly!Unlike ordinary Tiguan, version Allspace line
side glass converging: silhouette rapidly!

In selling Tiguan Allspace will not appear until the end of 2018. Since collecting in Russia it is not planned, the price we can hardly appreciate. In the Fatherland he asked for two thousand euros more than the normal Tiguan. The difference with the Kodiak is even greater — three thousand euros. Because next year Kodiaq will begin to produce in Russia, it will be cheaper — but because buyers on a technically similar and close in size, but expensive Allspace there is not very much. And to blame it on Friday the thirteenth, will not succeed.

Size comparison of an ordinary Tiguan, and an elongated

The feeling of expensive, premium machine The third row is suitable only for dwarfs

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