The long-awaited second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan is now arriving in Australian Volkswagen dealerships.
Slightly larger than the first-generation Tiguan, the new model moves up officially from the ‘Small SUV’ classification to the ‘Medium SUV’ category and this will see it go up against rivals like the Hyundai Tucson and Mazda CX-5.
Volkswagen tell us though that the larger external dimensions do translate to increased interior and luggage space.
As we reported back in June, Volkswagen has given the new 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan a starting price from $31,990 and Australian buyers are being offered a choice of three specification levels – Trendline, Comfortline and Highline.
Under the bonnet of the new offering comes a choice of three TSI petrol engines with 110kW, 132kW and 162kW outputs, as well as two TDI diesel engines with 110kW and 140kW available.
All-wheel drive comes as standard, except for the models fitted with the 110kW TSI engine.
The entry-level model boasts a handy array of standard features, including:
- Front Assist with City Emergency Brake
- Lane Assist
- 17” alloy wheels
- Park Assist
- Reverse camera
- Low tyre pressure indicator
- LED tail lights
- 8” infotainment system with App-Connect
- Cruise control
- Leather multi-function steering wheel
- Auto headlights
- Auto wipers
While Australian Volkswagen Tiguan buyers will have a number of Optional Packages on offer to them as well, and feature items like leather interior, heated seats and electric sunroof.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Pricing Info:
- Tiguan 110TSI Trendline 6 Speed Manual – from $31,990
- Tiguan 110TSI Trendline 6 Speed DSG – from $34,490
- Tiguan 110TSI Comfortline 6 Speed DSG – from $36,990
- Tiguan 132TSI Comfortline 7 Speed DSG – from $41,490
- Tiguan 110TDI Comfortline 7 Speed DSG – from $42,990
- Tiguan 162TSI Highline 7 Speed DSG – from $48,490
- Tiguan 140TDI Highline 7 Speed DSG - from $49,990
Volkswagen will be hoping the new Tiguan encourages buyers back to the model in Australia.
VFACTS data shows only 55 were delivered to Australian customers in August, down from 599 in the same month last year.