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VW releases fastest Tiguan yet

Volkswagen Tiguan fitted with GTI engine

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI

The current Volkswagen Tiguan was only released a few months ago and now VW have expanded the range adding the Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Highline.

Priced from $48,490, the 162TSI Highline possesses the same 2/0 litre turbo (162kW/350Nm) engine as the VW Mark VII Golf GTI.

Coupled with a seven-speed DSG transmission, the SUV is capable of 0-100km/p in just 6.5 seconds making it the fastest, most powerful Tiguan to date.

Also unique to the new package are safety technologies including front assist with emergency brake, lane assist, multi-collision brake, an active bonnet

An optional driver assistance package ($2000) offers up rear traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and radar side assist plus a 360 degree view around the car.

Active Info Display provides customisable virtual data about the car, such as  an off-road profile with compass and steering angle info all viewable on the 12.3- inch digital instrument cluster.

Aesthetics haven’t been forgotten with an integrated exhaust trim with dual exhaust behind the rear bumper. Customers can also opt for a panoramic electric glass sunroof to soak up the summer sun

And there’s the optional R-Line package ($4000) which offers 20-inch alloys and with adaptive chassis control and progressive steering to the vehicle as well as an R-Line body kit and interior.

Volkswagen says even with the added extras, the price of the VW Tiguan 162TSI Highline at $56,490 makes it a strong competitor against luxury SUVs.

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About Simon Lai 1429 Articles
Simon is a writer and sometime contributor to the podcast. He also takes care of video production and product reviews. He met Joel through radio school and has worked with him on other ventures, reading news, producing and presenting radio content for regional networks. Simon doesn’t profess to be a car nut but enjoys driving first and foremost and has a penchant for hot hatches. He helps to provide the everyday-man perspective.

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