What is it?
This is the Volkswagen Tiguan, with a slightly longer wheelbase and two extra seats. And when we say slightly, we do mean slightly. From the B-pillar back, there’s been an extra 109mm added to the wheelbase – and 215mm added in total end to end – to squeeze in two extra seats in a new third row, creating the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace.
Aside from more seats and a slightly different front-end design, the Tiguan Allspace is exactly the same as the standard five-seat model with no mechanical changes whatsoever.
The five-seat car has been a huge sales hit in the UK for Volkswagen, but the creation of this seven-seater was motivated by the North American market. In the US, where XL versions of most things seem to go down well, the Allspace will be the only version of the Tiguan available. Due to its popularity here, Volkswagen sees reason enough to bring it to the US as well. Is it one of the best seven-seat SUVs on the market?