New 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace With 7 Seats Teased Ahead Of Detroit

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Instead of getting ready for the winter holidays, Volkswagen is prepping their debuts for the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in Detroit.

Set to open its gates on January 9 for the press, the Detroit show will see the world debut of a brand new Tiguan model, which uses an 11 cm (4.3 in) longer wheelbase to provide a roomier interior and seating for up to seven passengers.

In North America as well as in China, it will be known simply as the Volkswagen Tiguan, but in the European market, the Germans will add the 'Allspace' designation, to set it apart from the standard wheelbase, five-seater version, and to emphasize its "attractive range of equipment features", as the company explains.

Additional details on the SUV have yet to be released, but expect the powertrain lineup of the regular Tiguan to make its way into the long wheelbase variant, along with a possible hybrid model. However, it's unlikely that any diesels will be launched in the United States, after the cheating emissions scandal.

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VW Tiguan Allspace Prototypes