The upcoming 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace facelift has leaked online, ahead of its Australian launch in the first quarter of 2022.
Images published by the Chinese government's Ministry of Transport – and reposted by VWNewsBlog – show the updated Volkswagen seven-seat SUV in full, revealing it will benefit from similar styling changes to those applied to the five-seat Tiguan earlier in 2021.
Up front, new Golf-inspired headlights, grille and intakes bring the long-wheelbase Allspace into line with its short-wheelbase twin, with the lower bumper design varying between standard and sport-themed R-Line variants.
Above and top: Facelifted Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace R-Line. Below: Facelifted Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, without the R-Line package.
At the rear, revised LED tail-light signatures sit on either side of a 'TIGUAN L' badge – the name for the Tiguan Allspace in China, with the L signifying its longer wheelbase – and are joined by reshaped lower bumper styles.
While the interior isn't pictured in the Chinese images, it's expected the cabin will mirror that of the facelifted five-seat Tiguan, with a new steering wheel, new touch-based climate controls, a large infotainment screen with wireless smartphone mirroring, and an available digital instrument cluster on flagship grades.
Under the bonnet, the current Tiguan Allspace's engine line-up is expected to carry over all but unchanged, with the existing range of 110TSI front-wheel-drive petrol, 132TSI all-wheel-drive petrol, 140TDI all-wheel-drive diesel, and 162TSI all-wheel-drive petrol likely to carry over in some form.
It's possible the 140TDI option could be swapped for the new-generation 147TDI diesel engine offered with the updated five-seat model, however such a change has yet to be confirmed.
Given the timing of the leaked photos, expect to see the facelifted 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace revealed in full within the coming months.
Volkswagen Australia has confirmed the model is slated to go on sale in the first quarter of 2022 (January to March inclusive), following its European, American and Chinese launch in the third quarter of 2021 (July to September inclusive).