2016 Volkswagen Tiguan specifications revealed

Three new Tiguan variants unveiled as Volkswagen eyes a bigger slice of the compact-SUV pie.

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The new version of the Volkswagen Tiguan will be offered with more choices and more standard equipment, as it chases a bigger slice of the popular compact-SUV market.

Volkswagen Australia isn’t revealing pricing ahead of the model’s September release, though it has confirmed the second-generation Tiguan will be available with five engine options, and three trim levels.

The engine choices are determined by which of the trim grades are chosen, with all but the 110TSI variant featuring VW’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system.

TRENDLINE

Volkswagen’s entry-level Tiguan is offered only with a 110kW four-cylinder 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine, which can be paired with the only manual gearbox in the range or a DSG auto.

This 110TSI model sits on 17-inch alloy wheels as standard and features: LED tail-lights; cruise control; auto headlights; rain-sensing wipers; leather multi-function steering wheel and an 8-inch infotainment display.

COMFORTLINE

In addition to the aforementioned front-wheel-drive 110TSI but with DSG auto only, the Tiguan Comfortline will also be available with a 110kW 2.0-litre turbo diesel (110TDI) or 132kW 2.0-litre turbo petrol (132TSI) – both with 4Motion. 

The 4Motion system comes with a Driving Profile selector for changeable road surfaces, while convenience features include three-zone climate control, navigation, and multi-function colour display. 

Practicality is enhanced by folding tables on the back of the front seats, storage drawers under the front seats, extended roof storage console, chrome roof rails, and a luggage floor net. 

The Tiguan Comfortline exterior gains foglights and chrome window surrounds.

HIGHLINE

The range-topping Tiguan Highline is powered either by a 140kW 2.0-litre turbo diesel (140TDI) or 162kW 2.0-litre turbo petrol (162TSI). 

A lengthy list of additional features over other trim levels includes: Vienna leather upholstery; electric driver’s seat; ambient lighting; keyless entry; tinted side and rear windows; “comfort sports” seats with heating; 18-inch alloy wheels; electric tailgate operation and LED headlights with cornering function. 

There are also a number of option packages being offered, depending on spec level.

Volkswagen Australia says it will confirm pricing closer to the Tiguan’s launch in September. The model is currently priced between $28,990 and $44,990.

 

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