Just before the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, Volkswagen had revealed its long-wheelbase 2018 Tiguan, also called the Tiguan Allspace.

The all-new Tiguan will be coming with front-wheel drive as a standard along with the familiar 2.0-liter TSI gas mill worth 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. The 4Motion will be an available option.

Europe had their share of the Tiguan way before it reached our shores. However, the American version of the Tiguan is larger compared to the European version.

Despite both underpinning the MQB platform, the American-spec Tiguan is 185.2 inches long in total and sits on a 109.9-inch wheelbase. The Euro-spec Tiguan, on the other hand, is 10.7-inches shorter and rides on a 4.4-inch shorter wheelbase.

So, why the difference?

Well, the American version comes with a third-row seat. Prior to the release of the Honda CR-V a few months back, there were rumors that the all-new CR-V will be coming with three-rows of seating but that did not materialize.

Now that Volkswagen had gone ahead and made the Tiguan a three-row SUV, the CR-V could have been a rival to this new Tiguan.

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1 Comment

Kevin · January 10, 2017 at 7:00 am

I disagree. Not everyone wants a third row seat. All it does for me is eat into cargo space. It greatly reduces the floor to ceiling height I require. Of course I could live with it if they made the third row convenient to remove vis a quick release of sorts.

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