Volkswagen Australia has revealed pricing and full specifications for the all-new Tiguan range ahead of its launch in September, with VW’s smallest SUV gaining new technology and growing slightly, but also picking up a $3000 increase in the price of entry at the same time.
The base model Tiguan 110TSI Trendline manual retails for $31,990, making it the only mass-market medium SUV to be priced north of the $30k mark.
At the top end lies the $49,990 Tiguan 140TDI Highline, making the 2017 Tiguan range slightly more expensive than Asian rivals like the Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson and Subaru Forester.
It’s a noticeably larger car than its predecessor though. Overall length grows by 60mm, wheelbase is stretched by 77mm and there’s 30mm more width too. Passenger space benefits greatly, while the boot measures a huge 615 litres with the seats up and 1655 litres with the second row lowered.
The base Trendline’s high price is partly justified by the increase in standard equipment, which sees potentially life-saving technology like autonomous emergency braking, fatigue monitoring, frontal collision warning and lane keep assist become standard-issue across the range.
Pedestrian protection isn’t neglected either, with all Tiguans picking up a pop-up bonnet that deploys if a pedestrian is hit.
Other equipment on the Tiguan Trendline includes a rear view camera, 17-inch alloys, park assist, tyre pressure warning, rain-sensing wipers, dusk-sensing headlamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control and an eight-inch colour infotainment display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring.
All Trendlines are powered by a 110kW/250Nm 1.4 litre turbo petrol inline four, with drive going to the front wheels via a six speed manual or twin-clutch automatic
Moving up into the Comfortline grade opens up more choice in powertrain, with the 110kW engine offered alongside a 110kW/340Nm 2.0 litre turbo diesel “110TDI” and the 132kW/320Nm “132TSI” 2.0 litre turbo petrol.
All Comfortline models come with a twin clutch automatic as standard plus VW’s 4Motion AWD driveline, which comes with multiple drive modes for slippery roads or offroad conditions along with an 11mm increase in ride height.
In addition to the Trendline’s standard equipment, the Comfortline gains three-zone climate control, integrated satellite navigation, a colour multi-function display in the instrument panel, airline-style foldaway tables on the front seat backrests, a roof storage console, chrome roof rails, chrome exterior trim, under-seat storage drawers and front foglamps.
The Tiguan Highline tops out the range and is available with the two most powerful engines available to the Tiguan - a 140kW/400Nm 2.0 litre turbo diesel or a 162kW/350Nm 2.0 litre turbo petrol.
Standard features on the Highline include 18-inch alloy wheels, Vienna leather upholstery, heated front seats with electric adjustment of the driver’s seat, keyless entry and start, a power tailgate, LED headlights, privacy glass and “premium” LED tail lights.
A number of option packages are available too, with the $5000 Luxury Package upgrading Comfortline models with leather upholstery, heated front seats (with a powered driver’s seat), keyless entry, power tailgate and panoramic glass sunroof.
The Driver Assistance package on Comfortline and Highline grades adds adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear traffic alert, power folding mirrors and a top-down camera view. It costs $2250 on Comfortline models, and $2000 on the Highline.
For those seeking a sportier aesthetic, the R-Line package can be applied to Highline variants and brings an exclusive R-Line body kit, 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive chassis control, progressive steering and R-Line interior highlights for $4000.
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan range will go on sale this September, with pricing as follows:
- 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
- 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