New 2021 VW Tiguan Allspace facelift debuts - Now with semi-autonomous driving, MIB3

Sanjay · May 12, 2021 12:45 PM

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Say hello to the facelifted 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace! Wolfsburg's best-selling model now comes with a suite of updates inside and out, complementing its sharper styling with more safety and interior updates too.

New bumpers, aggressive exterior

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That's an LED lightstrip running across the grille!

Cosmetic updates start from the front, with the Tiguan Allspace receiving a sharper front fascia that's reminiscent of the Golf Mk8 - complete with Matrix LED headlights, a broader grille, and a chunkier front bumper.

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All photos are of the USA-spec car

Moving on to the sides, every variant of the Allspace now gets new wheels, ranging from 17-inch to 20-inch alloy wheels designs.

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Changes round the back include a new tail light signature, refreshed rear bumper with integrated trapezoidal exhaust tips, as well as centred 'Tiguan' lettering across the bootlid.

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Oryx White

Capping off these key exterior choices are eight colours, with Oryx White and Kings Red Metallic being new.

MIB3 infotainment, updated tech

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The interior gets an overhaul too, with new seat covers, door panels, and the extermination of physical buttons - the air-conditioning system controls are now touch-sensitive sliders, replacing the old car's rotary knobs and buttons.

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The slides extend to the steering wheel as well. Sorry, purists.

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Beyond that, the 8-inch Digital Cockpit instrument cluster is standard, along with the company's MIB3 infotainment system. Wireless charging, and wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay are standard fitments.

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Other features include up to 15-colour ambient lighting, powered driver and passenger seats, panoramic sunroof, and an electric tailgate.

Semi-autonomous driving!

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VW's IQ.DRIVE suite of advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) makes its way to the refreshed Tiguan Allspace, encapsulating these features:

  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB, with Pedestrian Monitoring)
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (BSM, RCTA)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go (ACC)

The facelift also introduces Travel Assist, a semi-autonomous driving mode that can control the 7-seater's steering, throttle, as well as brakes.

Same powertrain options

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Powertrain options remain the same across the board. Depending on markets, there are several engine choices - starting from a 1.5-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder, a 2.0-litre that's shared with the Golf GTI, and a couple of diesel mills too.

Meanwhile in Malaysia...

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The facelifted Tiguan Allspace will hit North American dealerships in July this year, and deliveries in Europe are reportedly beginning in October.

Right-hand drive cars will come later, and remember ours will be locally-assembled (CKD), so it will require a longer lead time before we see it here.

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The Tiguan Allspace we have here

For now, us Malaysians can still buy the pre-facelift model. Recent updates to the range includes new 18-inch wheels for the Highline, USB-C ports, as well as wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

Also read: 

2021 VW Tiguan Allspace Highline 1.4 in Malaysia gets new wheels, LED taillamps, USB-C sockets

Quick Review: VW Tiguan Allspace R-Line in Malaysia - Same price, now with USB-C & Wireless Apple CarPlay

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Upcoming Golf GTI - this will be locally-assembled. Photo credit goes to Akmal Azmi

Other than that, there's the facelifted Arteon and Golf Mk8 to look forward to - both have been spied here already.

Also read: 

VW Golf Mk8 to launch in more RHD countries, Malaysia by 2H 2021

Spied: 2021 VW Arteon spotted in Pahang - to launch alongside Golf GTI Mk8?

Sanjay

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With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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