Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace engines revealed, launch in India by late-2017

The German carmaker, Volkswagen may introduce the Tiguan Allspace with a 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine

By:Published: March 7, 2017 12:58:03 PM
The new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace will be introduced after the standard Tiguan

After the unveil of the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, a long wheelbase version of the Volkswagen Tiguan, at the 2017 North American International Auto Show, the company has revealed the engines that would power the new SUV just ahead of its showcase at the 87th Geneva International Auto Show. There would be a host of powerplants available in the seven-seater SUV that would generate from 150 hp to 239 hp of power, however, select engine options would make it to India. The smallest capacity engine would be a 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol motor that would generate 150 hp and will be offered with Volkswagen’s Active Cylinder Management in order to improve fuel efficiency. A more powerful 2.0 litre turbocharged TSI petrol unit would be available in two states of tune, 180 hp and 219 hp.

The diesel engine will be the popular 2.0 litre TDI motor which will be tuned in three different states, 150 hp, 180 hp and 239 hp. In addition to the standard fitments to control pollution, this unit will also be coupled with an SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) catalytic convertor and a 14 litre AdBlue tank. The AdBlue technology is simply a high purity urea that converts the harmful NOx emissions to Nitrogen and steam. For India, the 1.4 litre turbo-petrol and 2.0 litre TDI diesel engines are expected to be launched, however, the company will introduce the Tiguan first followed by the long wheelbase version, the Tiguan Allspace.

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The difference between the Tiguan and its Allspace version is the added length of 215 mm. This has increased the wheelbase by 110 mm thereby adding another row in the SUV. This has also increased the boot space with the third row folded down to 730 litres from 615 litres in the standard Tiguan. Although the petrol powered variants is expected to be available only in a front-wheel drive format, the top-end diesel variant could have Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system.

Volkswagen is expected to assemble the Tiguan at the Aurangabad plant and will price it around Rs 30 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. Once introduced, it will compete in the premium SUV space with the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq.

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