The all-new, second generation Volkswagen Tiguan has arrived Down Under with a full range of petrol and diesel variants in varying grade levels.
Pricing for the physically larger Tiguan kicks off from $31,990 plus on-road costs, two grand cheaper than the comparable first generation entry model at the time of its launch. The three-tier line-up consists of the range-opening Trendline, mid-spec Comfortline and the full fat Highline.
The 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 Stop/Start Technology. These engines (with the exception of the 110kW TSI) are combined with the latest generation 4MOTION all-wheel drive system with Active Control.
The proportions of the new model give it a powerful stance on the road with a 38mm reduction in height to 1,648mm and a 30mm growth in width to 1,839mm. At 4,486mm in length, it is
also 60mm longer than its predecessor. The wheelbase was extended to 2,681mm – a gain of 76mm for better interior space.
Inside, the new Tiguan is 26mm longer than before, liberating more legroom. At the rear, up to three passengers can now enjoy 29mm more knee room. Despite its lower overall height, the Tiguan’s ergonomic design is said to offer more headroom. The car also offers a sliding rear bench that was optimised to permit 180mm of adjustment – 20mm more than in the previous model. With the rear bench slid forward, the boot offers 615 litres of space. The space expands to 1,655 litres when the rear seats are folded, a gain of 145 litres.
Riding on Volkswagen’s MQB platform, the new Tiguan sees a weight saving of up to 53kg. In the body alone, the company claims around 12kg of weight is saved despite the longer wheelbase and longer vehicle length.
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 promises exceptional all-round visibility, electric tailgate with Easy Open and Close functions, 3-zone climate control air conditioning system and an 8” infotainment and navigation systems combine with App-Connect for complete connectivity.
The model and grade breakdown is as follows:
1.4-litre turbo petrol
110kW @ 5000-6000, 250Nm @ 1500-3500
0-100km/h in 9.2s
6.0L/100km (manual), 6.3L/100km (auto)
2.0-litre turbo petrol
132kW @ 3900-6000, 320Nm @ 1500-3940
0-100km/h in 7.7s
2.0-litre turbo diesel
110kW @ 3500-4000, 340Nm @ 1750-3000
0-100km/h in 9.3s
2.0-litre turbo diesel
140kW @ 3500-4000, 400Nm @ 1900-3300
0-100km/h in 7.9s
Tiguan Trendline (110TSI, manual and DSG)
The 110TSI manual or DSG transmission-equipped Tiguan Trendline 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 equipment of the Trendline’s standard equipment, the Tiguan Comfortline offers additional convenience features: 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)
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.
Additionally, three optional packages are on offer:
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 adaptive cruise control, Side Assist with Rear Traffic Alert, Active Info display, power folding door mirrors and area view.
R-Line Package (Highline)
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.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing (excluding on-roads)
Tiguan 110TSI Trendline 6 Speed Manual $31,990
Tiguan 110TSI Trendline 6 Speed DSG $34,490
Tiguan 110TSI Comfortline 6 Speed DSG $36,990
Tiguan 132TSI Comfortline 7 Speed DSG $41,490
Tiguan 110TDI Comfortline 7 Speed DSG $42,990
Tiguan 162TSI Highline 7 Speed DSG $48,490
Tiguan 140TDI Highline 7 Speed DSG $49,990
Options Retail Price
Metallic / Pearl Effect Paint $700
Driver Assistance package – Comfortline $2,250
Driver Assistance package – Highline $2,000
Luxury package – Comfortline $5,000
R-Line package – Highline $4,000
Panoramic Electric Glass Sunroof – Highline $2,000