- 155TSI R-Line arrives
- More powerful 130TDI diesel model arrives
- Reversing camera standard across range
- R-Line pack available with 132TSI and 130TDI
For 2015, the Tiguan picks up new standard equipment, new options and a sporting style upgrade at the top of the range.
That new flagship is the $44,990 155TSI R-Line, entering as a replacement for the outgoing range’s $42,990 155TSI model.
Power in the ‘new’ model is provided by the same 155kW 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine, but Volkswagen has added its R-Line styling kit and a number of new features.
Although more expensive than before, the R-Line picks new 18-inch alloys and the full sports styling package, along with an R-Line sports steering wheel with shift paddles, satellite navigation, heated front sports seats and Vienna leather.
The 155TSI R-Line is also fitted with Volkswagen’s Adaptive Chassis Control, offering driver-selectable options for suspension settings, power steering and accelerator response.
And for those not inclined to stump up the cash for the 155TSI (or simply don’t care for the extra power), the same R-Line package can be applied to the $36,990 132TSI and $39,990 130TDI models for a $2500 premium.
All models feature a reversing camera for the new model year, along with a 6.5 inch colour touch display, a multi-function leather steering wheel, a multi-function display in the instrument cluster, and fatigue detection alert.
The full range is also now equipped with Volkswagen’s ‘XDL’ extended electronic differential lock, marking its first appearance in the Tiguan range.
Perhaps most appealing to buyers however is the upgraded diesel option, with the $38,490 103TDI replaced now by the new $39,990 130TDI model.
The more powerful 2.0 litre turbodiesel in the 130TDI offers 130kW and 380Nm of torque, compared to 103kW and 320Nm in the outgoing 103TDI.
Fuel consumption remains unchanged, with the 4motion all-wheel-drive DSG-only 130TDI listing 6.2 l/100km on the combined cycle.
Elsewhere in the range, the 118kW 1.4 litre 118TSI entry model continues in front-wheel-drive manual and DSG auto form, while the 132kW 2.0 litre 132TSI is again offered in all-wheel-drive and DSG form only.
The Tiguan offers 395 litres of storage space in the rear with the back seats up, growing to 1510 litre with the split-folding seats laid flat.
Options with the 2015 range include $700 metallic/pearl paint options, $2000 electric panoramic glass sunroof, $1300 RNS510 satellite navigation (standard in 155TSI R-Line), $3500 leather trim (standard with 155TSI R-Line) and the $2500 R-Line package for 132TSI and 130TDI models.
PRICING (plus on-road costs)
- Tiguan 118TSI - 6-speed manual - $28,990
- Tiguan 118TSI - 6-speed DSG - $31,490
- Tiguan 132TSI - 7-speed DSG - $36,990
- Tiguan 130TDI - 7-speed DSG - $39,990
- Tiguan 155TSI R-Line - 7-speed DSG - $44,990