After making its global debut in 2015, the second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan has been around for the better part of two years. Although not the freshest in the market, the Tiguan was Volkswagen’s strongest model growth in 2017, charting an astonishing 40 percent growth compared to 2016.
About 730,000 units of the Tiguan were delivered to customers last year with China having the biggest appetite for the SUV followed by Germany. The Tiguan is also among the best-selling SUVs in Europe. Volkswagen attributed part of the booming success to the recently introduced Tiguan Allspace – a stretched version of the Tiguan that accommodates seven.
The seven-seater Tiguan Allspace bridges the gap between the five-seater Tiguan and the full-sized Touareg luxury SUV which appeals to a wider range of customers. Besides that, Volkswagen has subtly confirmed that the long-wheelbase Tiguan “is available with five or optionally seven seats”, in line with our earlier report. With the wheelbase stretched by 109 mm and overall length increased by 215 mm, the five-seater long-wheelbase Tiguan will give greater comfort for rear passengers and better practicality.
Closer to home, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has the regular Tiguan on sale in two variants priced at RM149k and RM169k. It is no surprise that the Tiguan instantly became highly popular among Malaysians because we found the car to be a highly capable machine and even the entry level Comfortline is a great bang for your buck.