A fresh-faced, economical SUV packed with advanced technologies

The new Volkswagen Tiguan is here. Following the lead of its big brother the second generation Touareg, the new Tiguan offers unparalleled safety, comfort, design and state-of-the-art technology, all in one compact SUV.

The new Tiguan features an array of enhanced styling as is evident across the entire Volkswagen range. Drawing from Volkswagen’s specialised design DNA, the new Tiguan features dominate horizontal lines on the front grille. At the rear, new two-part light clusters give the Tiguan its distinct appearance. Again, similar to those of the Touareg, they form an ‘L’ shape, while the lower border of the lights also follows a horizontal geometry.

Four engines are available across the Tiguan range; three petrol engines and one diesel engine. Petrol engines include a twincharged 1.4-litre TSI with 118 kW, a 2.0-litre TSI with 132 kW and a 2.0-litre TSI with 155 kW. Despite the high power output, CO2 emissions have remained surprisingly low.

The diesel variant is even more impressive. The 2.0-litre TDI engine provides 103 kW of power and achieves – for an SUV – the remarkably low combined fuel consumption figure of just 6.0 litres per 100 km for the manual model.

The Tiguan’s 1.4-litre TSI engine, powered by 118 kW will be available in two-wheel drive, attracting customers who are looking for a stylish yet economical city SUV in an affordable package. For customers wanting the added versatility and the option to venture off the beaten track, the rest of the range (103TDI, 132TSI, 155TSI) feature Volkswagen’s innovative 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard.

The Tiguan 118TSI is matched with a 6-speed manual transmission, whilst the 103TDI can be equipped with either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG transmission. The Tiguan 132TSI is paired with both 6-speed manual and 7-speed DSG transmissions, while the 155TSI Tiguan is available with a 7-speed DSG transmission only.

Both the 103TDI and the 118TSI with two-wheel drive incorporates BlueMotion Technology making them both incredibly environmentally friendly and economical. BlueMotion Technologies includes Volkswagen’s impressive Start/Stop system, Brake Energy Recuperation and the revolutionary Coasting Function (on 103TDI DSG only) offering even further fuel saving technology and thus, lowing emissions.

As with every Volkswagen, the Tiguan provides high passenger safety with daytime driving lights, six airbags (front, front side and curtain airbags), and safety optimised front head restraints as standard. The new Tiguan also features Volkswagen’s advance technologies including Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Auto Hold function, Brake Assist and Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD). Safe driving in the Tiguan is also accounted for with features such as Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP) and Engine Braking Control (EBC) as standard.

All Tiguan models (expect for the 155TSI) come standard with 16-inch alloy wheels and air conditioning, AM/FM security coded radio (RCD310) with MP3 compatible CD player, Bluetooth® phone connectivity as well as Media Device Interface (MDI) which is fitted in the centre console and supplied with USB connection cable.

The Tiguan 155TSI adds sporty 17-inch alloys, dual zone automatic climate control, RCD510 touchscreen audio system with MP3, auto rain sensing wipers and rear parking distance sensors with OPS (Optical Parking Sensors) as standard. This model also gains stylish chrome highlights such chrome plated roof rails, chrome window surrounds, tinted glass from the B-pillar back, sport seats, front fog lights and sports suspension among other items.

A number of options are available on the latest Tiguan, including Park Assist 2, Adaptive Chassis Control and the RNS510 satellite navigation system.

Naturally the latest Tiguan retains all the versatility and practicality for which the previous model was renowned, being a five-door, five-seater. The rear seat is a 60:40 split bench that can be adjusted forwards and backwards by up to 16 cm and also reclined, while cargo capacity ranges from 395 to 1,510 litres.

 

Models

Tiguan 118TSI 6 Speed Manual $28,490

Tiguan 132TSI 6 Speed Manual $33,490

Tiguan 132TSI 7 Speed DSG $35,990

Tiguan 103TDI 6 Speed Manual $35,990

Tiguan 103TDI 7 Speed DSG $38,490

Tiguan 155TSI 7 Speed DSG $42,990

 

Options

Metallic Paint $700

Pearl Effect Paint $700

Panoramic Electric Glass Sunroof $2,000

RNS510 Satellite Navigation – 118TSI, 132TSI & 103TDI $3,000

RNS510 Satellite Navigation – 155TSI $2,500

Park Assist – 118TSI, 132TSI & 103TDI $1,400

Park Assist – 155TSI $900

Bi-Xenon Headlights with Dynamic Cornering Lights $2,100

Anti-theft Alarm System $600

Leather Upholstery with Front Sports Seats and Electric Driver’s Seat –

118TSI, 132TSI & 103TDI $4,000

Leather Upholstery with Front Sports Seats and Electric Driver’s Seat –

155TSI $3,500

Front Fog Lights – 118TSI, 132TSI & 103TDI $400

Alloy Wheels 18″ New York (4) – 118TSI, 132TSI & 103TDI $2,300

Alloy Wheels 18″ New York (4) – 155TSI $1,300

Comfort Package – 118TSI, 132TSI & 103TDI $1,000

Adaptive Chassis Control $1,650

*Prices quoted are Manufacturer List Prices excluding dealer delivery charges, which may vary from dealer to dealer and statutory charges, which vary from state to state.

 

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