The Tiguan has always been Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia‘s bestseller here on our shores, and with the introduction of the facelift Tiguan Allspace models last week, we think it’s just going to get even more popular.
That’s because the facelift has given the Tiguan Allspace a much-needed update to its appearance to bring it up to modern standards, particularly on its front fascia. The headlights are now slimmer and follows more in style to the other recent VW models, and there’s even a new daytime-running light bar across the entire grille!
Around the rear, the taillights also get a new light signature similar to that of the Passat, while the plastic claddings around the wheel arches have also been slimmed down. Also new are the reworked bumpers on both variants, with the R-Line getting the sportier design with larger air intakes, plus fake quad exhaust exits around the back.
Aside from the exterior, the Tiguan Allspace’s cabin has also been given a slight nip and tuck, with new touch-sensitive buttons throughout the control surfaces, a larger 11.7-inch digital instrument cluster, a new steering wheel, as well as 12-way powered front seats with ventilation and heating functions.
The R-Line 4Motion variant differentiates itself with the addition of a 10-speaker 480W Harman Kardon sound system, alongside the usual R-line trims including a sportier flat-bottom steering wheel.
As for the mechanical oily bits, they remain unchanged from before. The Elegance gets a 1.4-litre turbocharged inline-four engine making 150 hp and 250 Nm paired to a six-speed DSG dual-clutch, while the range-topping Tiguan Allspace R-Line is powered by a 2.0 TSI turbocharged engine that makes 220 hp and 350 Nm, and sends the power to all four wheels via a seven-speed DSG and 4Motion AWD system.
The new 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace facelift in Malaysia starts at RM174,746 for the 1.4TSI Elegance variant, while the range-topping 2.0TSI R-Line 4Motion variant is priced at RM219,444, representing a price increase of roughly RM10,000 and RM11,000 respectively compared to their outgoing predecessors.