The New Tiguan Allspace Elegance and R-Line 4MOTION Launched from RM174,745
Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today launched the new Tiguan Allspace Elegance and R-Line 4MOTION. Both models are locally assembled at Pekan, Pahang. Since its launch in 2017, the long wheelbase Tiguan Allspace has become a success story for Volkswagen as around 1.5 million units were sold worldwide, and with the model accounting for 55% of all Tiguan production. The seven-seater Tiguan Allspace is a true space giant as it offers class-leading boot space of up to 1,775 litres, as well as versatility with multiple seat configurations. A modern and dynamic SUV, it is the perfect companion for families and those with an active lifestyle.
Both variants sport a new front that features a redesigned grille, refreshed bumper, and sleeker headlamps. Other design upgrades include the signature LED illuminated light strip, the ‘Tiguan’ lettering on the rear, and the new Volkswagen logo. New upgrades are present in the interior of the SUVs – a new generation 9.2” Discover Pro infotainment system sits at the heart of the cockpit to support wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice control, inbuilt navigation system, and more.
The multifunction sports steering wheel currently operates through haptic-touch control for seamless connectivity. Buttons and knobs for the air con panel have been similarly upgraded. Additional comforts have been made for the driver and front passenger with the inclusion of active climate seats. These ventilated seats provide cooling or heated option to suit either hot or cold weather.
A luxurious touch that is only found in the R-Line 4MOTION is the premium Harman Kardon 480-watt sound system with 10 speakers. The crystal-clear treble and deep, rich bass make for an immersive audio experience, as do the four audio profiles, and surround mode. Driving experience for the Elegance is more dynamic as it comes equipped with driving mode selection. There are four modes – Eco, Normal, Sport or Individual – for one to personalise based on preferences.
Safety is prioritised with the inclusion of the Lane Assist system in both models. It will detect if the vehicle drifts into another lane without indication, then gently steers it back. The system recognises road edges, and detects kerbs, grass verges, and lane markings. Visual and audible warning will be activated after a period of inactivity from the driver. Erik Winter, Managing Director of VPCM, believes that the new Tiguan Allspace models are strong contenders for the segment. “SUVs are increasingly popular among Malaysians, and we see an opportunity for us to fill the gap in providing premium SUVs for the discerning. What we have in the Tiguan Allspace is an allrounder that has more to give – more space, more performance, more value.” Aftersales support consist of three years free maintenance, five years unlimited mileage warranty, and five years roadside assistance.
The headlamps and taillights are fully powered by LED, and, there is a wider light distribution that is suitable for city driving, whilst the high beam provides almost double in brightness for pitch black or poor lighting areas. The taillights come with dynamic indicators too.
For added safety in any climate conditions, the headlamps also include an all-weather light system and dynamic cornering light for improved visibility. The taillight cluster with a distinctive lighting signature puts on a dazzling show (Click-clack effect) when brake is applied.
Inside the new Tiguan Allspace is a plush and functional interior. Seats are all wrapped in Vienna leather with the addition of active climate seats for the driver and front passenger. Front seats can be electrically adjusted in 12 ways too.Another new feature is the redesigned gear shifter. Gear positions are shown on the interface with illumination to highlight which gear is engaged. It is easy to grip and handle.
A new and improved 11.7″ Digital Cockpit offers crisp and clear screen, thanks to a high-resolution display colour thin-film transistor (TFT) like that of a premium smartphone.Infotainment system for both models are the same, except that the R-Line 4MOTION has an Off-road display to showcase data relevant to this driving mode. 30-colour ambient lighting sets the tone with light strips extending across the doors, creating a contemporary and personalised atmosphere to suit any driving modes, occasions, or moods.
Comfort and Convenience
The 3-zone Climatronic air con with various modes and Air Care function ensures a pleasant and comfortable ride for all passengers.New to the list is the Easy Open and Easy Close feature. Designed with convenience in mind, it provides hands-free opening and delayed closing of the boot.
The Tiguan Allspace is built to keep occupants safe. Key safety features include six airbags (seven for the R-Line 4MOTION), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Brake Assist (BA), Multi-collision brakes, Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS), and Electronic Parking Brake (EPB).Lane Assist and Driver Alert systems are standard for both models, whereas hill-descent control is equipped for the R-Line 4MOTION.
Five colours are available: Atlantic Blue, Oryx White, Deep Black, Platinum Grey, and Pyrite Silver.
The Elegance stands out with numerous chrome elements on the exterior, ‘Allspace’ specific side trim, and standard silver-painted side mirrors. The running gears for this model are the 18” Frankfurt alloy wheels.
Performance for the Elegance is set to inspire as it offers power and efficiency. It combines a 1.4TSI turbocharged engine with a 6-speed DSG to produce 150PS and 250Nm of torque. Fuel consumption is approximately 7.7l/100km.
R-Line styling can be seen in the front and rear bumpers, the roof spoiler, and the side trims. The 19” Valencia alloy wheels complete its fierce look.The interior of the R-Line 4MOTION is distinguished by the R-Line styling, as well as decorative trims in Carbon Grey.
The R-Line 4MOTION is commanding on the road as it is powered with a 2.0TSI turbocharged engine that is paired with 7-speed DSG, producing an impressive output of 220PS and 350Nm of torque. Power is transferred via a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system for better traction and control.
Driving mode selection with Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) make personalisation possible, and there are four additional modes as part of the 4MOTION system: On-road, Off-road, Off-road Expert, and Snow. It is fitted with progressive steering to increase driving dynamics through sharper and more precise manoeuvring. Fuel consumption is approximately 8.6l/100km.