Volkswagen Australia confirms specification of incoming all-new Tiguan
- Larger proportions and dynamic design derived from the MQB modular platform
- Greater interior space and comfort combine with 615 litres luggage capacity
- Class-leading advanced safety features such as Front Assist and Lane Assist as standard
- Premium standard appointments like 8-inch infotainment systems, Park Assist, rain sensing windscreen wipers and LED tail lights
- The latest TSI petrol and TDI diesel engine performance and efficiency, availability of 4MOTION Active Control enhances capability
Volkswagen Australia is pleased to confirm the specification and line-up of its upcoming range of the all-new Tiguan, sparking the local countdown to one of Volkswagen’s most significant vehicle launches in recent memory, currently planned for September.
The new Tiguan sets new standards in design, driving experience, safety, comfort and functionality.
Visually the Tiguan presents a completely new dynamic design character for Volkswagen SUVs. Larger proportions directly translate into a more spacious interior, paired with a significant gain in luggage space and versatility.
Tiguan will offer the most comprehensive package of standard innovative safety technologies and assistance systems in the segment. Standard highlights include Front Assist, City Emergency Brake, Lane Assist, driver Fatigue Detection, Active Bonnet, Multi-Collision Brake, Park Assist and Rear View Camera (RVC).
The extensive new engine range consists of three TSI petrol engines: a 110kW, a 132kW and a range-topping 162kW, and two TDI diesel engines: a 110kW, and a 140kW engine; each featuring BlueMotion Technology. These engines (with the exception of the 110kW TSI) combine with the latest generation 4MOTION all-wheel drive system with Active Control, providing the driver with a tangible means of instantly tailoring the driving characteristics of the Tiguan to the road surface and conditions.
The new Tiguan combines space and flexibility with quality finishes and the availability of premium features and technologies. Australian-delivered Tiguans will also usher in a new era of technology and functionality with the Active Info Display (digital instrument display) and Area View, which ensures exceptional all-round visibility. The lower load sill and electric tailgate with Easy Open and Close functions ensure loading the boot is effortless. 3-zone climate control air conditioning system including Air Care function delivers precise multi-zone temperature control to all passengers and 8” infotainment and navigation systems combine with App-Connect for complete connectivity.
As with other Volkswagen passenger models, the all-new Tiguan will be offered in a number of equipment grades, the entry-level Trendline, the mid-level Comfortline, and the high-spec Highline grade. The model and grade breakdown is as follows:
Tiguan Trendline (110TSI manual and DSG)
As the starting point for the Tiguan range, the Trendline specification is far from entry-level. 110TSI manual and DSG transmission-equipped Tiguans offer an extremely high level of standard equipment, which includes Front Assist with City Emergency Brake, lane assist, 17-inch alloy wheels, Park Assist, RVC, low tyre pressure indicator, LED tail lights, an eight-inch Composition Media infotainment system with App-Connect USB interface, automatic headlights and rain-sensing windscreen wipers, cruise control and a leather multi-function steering wheel.
Tiguan Comfortline (110TSI DSG, 110TDI DSG and 132TSI DSG)
Expanding on the already exhaustive list of the Trendline’s standard equipment, the Tiguan Comfortline grade offers a raft of additional convenience features to further enhance the Tiguan. Key features included in the Comfortline grade include: Driving profile selection with 4MOTION Active Control, 3-zone climate control air conditioning, satellite navigation, colour multi-function display, folding table on front seat backrests, front fog lights, carpet floor mats, extended roof storage console, luggage floor net, chrome roof rails, chrome window surrounds and painted bumper inserts and a storage drawer under the front seats.
Tiguan Highline (140TDI DSG and 162TSI DSG)
Offering unprecedented levels of exclusivity to the discerning customer wanting the best of everything, the Highline grade completes the Tiguan range with the highest level of technology, premium appointments and luxurious comfort. Highline features include: LED headlights with dynamic cornering lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless access, electronically-operated tailgate with Easy Open and Close, an 8-inch Discover Pro satellite navigation system, Vienna leather-appointed upholstery, heated comfort sport front seats, an electronically-adjustable driver’s seat, interior ambient lighting and LED reading lights, power folding door mirrors, , steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles, dark tinted rear side and rear windows, premium LED tail lights and a chrome strip in the front lower air intake.
To offer further customisation to customers, Volkswagen Australia is also pleased to offer the new Tiguan with a number of optional packages, including:
Luxury Package (Comfortline)
Expanding upon the Comfortline’s specification, the optional Luxury Package includes: Vienna leather-appointed upholstery, electronically adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, power folding door mirrors, keyless access, electronically-operated tailgate with Easy Open and Close, and a panoramic electric glass sunroof.
Driver Assistance package (Comfortline and Highline)
Enhancing Tiguan Comfortline and Highline models with the latest in Volkswagen technology, the Driver Assistance Package offers adaptive cruise control, Side Assist with Rear Traffic Alert, Active Info display, power folding door mirrors and area view.
R-Line Package (Highline)
As premiered in the current generation Tiguan, the optional R-Line Package enhances the strong on-road presence of the Tiguan Highline exponentially. Including unique styling and technology, the R-Line upgrade changes the visual appearance of the Tiguan with an exclusive R-Line body kit, R-Line interior, 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive chassis control and progressive steering.
SUVs are the fastest growing body style worldwide and now represent 38%* of the Australian total new vehicle market. The SUV Medium segment alone, to which the new Tiguan belongs, is growing enormously, up 22%* year to date on top of 62%^ growth since 2010. Volkswagen Australia is confident that the new Tiguan will emerge as a new category benchmark.
The all-new, bigger, premium Tiguan is expected to be available from September. Pricing will be released closer to launch.
*YTD May 2016 sales
^Full year sales 2015 versus 2010