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Volkswagen, at the Geneva motor show, revealed details of the engines that will be available on the seven-seat version of its Tiguan. The car made its debut earlier this year at the Detroit motor show. It will go on sale internationally with a choice of six four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines that put out anywhere between 150hp to 239hp.
The petrol line-up gets a 150hp turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol unit, followed by a 2.0-litre TSI unit in two states of tune – 180hp or 219hp. Volkswagen’s widely used turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel engine develops either 150hp, 180hp or 239bhp. The 150hp 1.4 TSI and 2.0 TDI are both sold as standard with front-wheel drive, although the latter can be optioned with Volkswagen’s 4Motion four-wheel-drive system which is standard on all other Allspace models.
The Allspace is 215mm longer with a wheelbase stretched by 110mm over the standard car. This was done to add an extra row of seats or an additional 115 litres of boot space. This means the Allspace has a boot space of 730 litres with the rearmost seats folded flat, or 1,770 litres with only the front two seats unfolded. On the outside, it’s almost like the Tiguan, spare for a few minor revisions to the bonnet and front grille.
The Tiguan will initially be offered in India with a 177hp 2.0-litre diesel engine paired to a seven-speed DSG gearbox and all-wheel drive. The model is set to be launched sometime next month with prices expected in the range of ₹30-35 lakh (ex-showroom). The company is currently testing the car in India and it is likely to be assembled at the carmaker's plant in Aurangabad once it’s production ready.