The Volkswagen's range begins with a higher power output than Skoda's, however. At £30,970, the 148bhp Tiguan Allspace DSG is £3760 more than the equivalent seven-seat Kodiaq, which is priced from £27,210 and available only with a DSG gearbox.
The Tiguan Allspace range tops out at £39,965 for the 237bhp 2.0-litre diesel model with four-wheel drive and a DSG automatic gearbox in SEL trim.
Unlike the Kodiaq, the Tiguan Allspace gets seven seats as standard. It also provides sat-nav, an 8.0in infotainment system and driver assistance systems such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist.
Two specs will be available at launch: SE Nav and SEL, with R-Line to be available from the end of April.
Volkswagen UK expects the most popular set-up to be SE Nav trim with the 2.0 TDI 150 engine, a six-speed manual gearbox and 4Motion four-wheel drive.
The Tiguan Allspace's engine line-up comprises three petrol and three diesel engines, ranging in output from 148bhp to 236bhp.
A 148bhp turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol unit kicks off proceedings. It features Active Cylinder Management, allowing it to return 47mpg on the combined European test cycle for average CO2 emissions of 135g/km. It's accompanied by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine with either 177bhp or 216bhp.
On the diesel side, Volkswagen’s widely used turbocharged 2.0-litre engine is available with 148bhp, 178bhp or 236bhp. All three diesels are equipped with a 12-litre Adblue tank to reduce NOx emissions.