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New Volkswagen Tiguan priced from $32k

4 years ago

The second-generation 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan launches in Australia this September – and the big news is that the Tiguan’s price falls compared to the outgoing model.

Available from $31,990 for the 110TSI Trendline base model, the Tiguan lineup will feature four engines and three trim levels – the now familiar Trendline, Comfortline, and Highline names.

And Volkswagen are doubling down on diesel power – with two TDI engines offered. They’re completely new engines – they’re not related to last year’s emissions controversy.

The base model is the only car fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. The double-clutch automatic, standard on every other Tiguan specification, is a $2,500 option on the 110TSI Trendline.

Every model is well-equipped, though, with standard fit including an eight-inch touchscreen with CarPlay, automatic headlights and wipers, and a leather steering wheel. Impressively, advanced safety technology is standard from the base model up, including autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, and an automated parking system.

Der neue Volkswagen Tiguan

The middle trim level, Comfortline, will be available with the 110kW turbo petrol ($36,990), 132kW turbo petrol ($41,490), or 110kW turbo diesel ($42,990).

Upgrading to the Comfortline adds a completely digital gauge cluster – similar to that used in Audi’s Virtual Cockpit system – plus integrated sat nav, three-zone climate control, plus some additional bling outside in the form of fog lights and chrome highlights.

Tiguan Highline buyers will enjoy an upgraded specification paired to either a 162kW turbo petrol ($48,490) or a 140kW turbo diesel ($49,990). The Highline adds Vienna leather upholstery – heated in the front row, an upgraded Discover Pro sat nav system, an electric driver’s seat, paddles for the DSG gearbox, and LED taillights. A sunroof is a further $2,000, and a sporty R-Line body kit can be added for $4,000.

A Luxury Package ($5,000) can added to Comfortline models, adding most of the Highline’s features, and the panoramic sunroof.

Further safety features are optional for Comfortline and Highline grades. The Driver Assistance Package adds active cruise control and rear cross traffic alert.

Der neue Volkswagen Tiguan

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Australian price

  • Tiguan 110TSI Trendline manual: $31,990
  • Tiguan 110TSI Trendline DSG: $34,490
  • Tiguan 110TSI Comfortline: $36,990
  • Tiguan 132TSI Comfortline: $41,490
  • Tiguan 110TDI Comfortline: $42,990
  • Tiguan 162TSI Highline: $48,490
  • Tiguan 140TDI Highline: $49,990

Key Tiguan option prices

  • Luxury Package (Comfortline): $5,000
  • Driver Assistance Package (Comfortline): $2,250
  • Driver Assistance Package (Highline): $2,000
  • R-Line Package (Highline): $4,000
  • Panoramic sunroof (Highline): $2,000
  • Premium paint: $700