2017 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specifications

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The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan will hit Australian showrooms in September priced from $31,990 plus on-road costs. The new point of entry is $3000 higher than the outgoing car’s RRP, though the new-generation version is significantly larger and better-equipped.

Kicking off the new Volkswagen Tiguan range is the front-wheel drive Trendline 110TSI with a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine producing 110kW/250Nm, matched to six-speed manual or six-speed DSG transmissions, with a front-wheel drive layout.

The Trendline’s $31,990 entry price (or $34,490 with the DSG automatic) puts the Volkswagen above the Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport, which is the second-from-base variant in the CX-5 line-up. It’s also $2000 more than the $29,990 starting price announced for the all-new Renault Koleos last week.

Next in the chain is the mid-range Tiguan Comfortline priced from $36,990, available in 110TSI guise, as well as with larger 2.0-litre 132TSI petrol (132kW/320Nm) or 110TDI 2.0-litre diesel (110kW/340Nm) engines. All have 4Motion all-wheel drive and a DSG.

The pricing — $36,990 for the 110TSI, $41,490 for the 132TSI and $42,990 for the 110TDI — puts the Tiguan Comfortline in between the CX-5 Maxx Sport and GT variants.

Topping the range is the Tiguan Highline DSG 4Motion, with 162kW/350Nm 2.0-litre petrol (shared with the Golf GTI) or 140kW/400Nm diesel engine options. This version will kick off at $48,490, which puts it around the ballpark with the flagship CX-5 Akera variant.

The new-generation Tiguan is bigger between the wheels and much more spacious than before, with its 615L/1655L boot taking it from the bottom of the class to the upper echelon. It’s also billed as more premium and dynamic than before.

The MKII Tiguan will also offer “the most comprehensive package of standard safety technologies in the segment”. All models get low-speed autonomous brakes, lane assist, fatigue detection, an active bonnet, multi-collision braking, parking assist and a rear-view camera.

Volkswagen Australia has billed the new Tiguan as “one of its most significant launches in recent memory”, which should surprise nobody considering the market for this type of car is up 19 per cent in 2016, making it the second-biggest individual vehicle segment.

The new Volkswagen Tiguan launches on September 19, and we’ll naturally bring you our first Australian review then. Read our overseas review in the meantime.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing (plus on-roads):Trendline 110TSI FWD manual $31,990Trendline 110TSI FWD six-speed DSG $34,490Comfortline 110TSI AWD six-speed DSG $36,990Comfortline 132TSI AWD seven-speed DSG $41,490Comfortline 110TDI AWD seven-speed DSG $42,990Highline 162TSI seven-speed DSG $48,490Highline 140TDI seven-speed DSG $49,990

Tiguan Trendline (110TSI manual and DSG):Front Assist with City Emergency BrakeLane assist17-inch alloy wheelsPark Assist,Rear-view cameraTyre pressure indicatorLED tail lights8.0-inch Composition Media infotainment systemApp-Connect (Apple CarPlay/Android Auto)Automatic headlights and rain-sensing windscreen wipersCruise controlLeather multi-function steering wheel.

Tiguan Comfortline (110TSI DSG, 110TDI DSG and 132TSI DSG) additions:Driving profile selection with 4Motion Active ControlThree-zone climate control air conditioningSatellite-navigationColour multi-function displayFolding table on front seat backrestsFront fog lightsCarpet floor matsExtended roof storage consoleLuggage floor netChrome roof rails and window surroundsPainted bumper insertsStorage drawer under the front seats

Tiguan Highline (140TDI DSG and 162TSI DSG) additions:LED headlights with dynamic cornering lights18-inch alloy wheelsKeyless accessElectronically-operated tailgate with Easy Open and Close8.0-inch Discover Pro satellite-navigation systemVienna leather-appointed upholsteryHeated comfort sport front seatsElectronically-adjustable driver’s seatInterior ambient lighting and LED reading lightsPower folding door mirrorsSteering wheel-mounted gearshift paddlesDark tinted rear side and rear windowsPremium LED tail lightsChrome strip in the front lower air intake

Luxury Package (Comfortline $5000)Vienna leather-appointed upholstery, electronically adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, power folding door mirrors, keyless access, electronically-operated tailgate with Easy Open and Close and a panoramic electric glass sunroof.

Driver Assistance package (Comfortline $2250 and Highline $2000)Adaptive cruise control, Side Assist with Rear Traffic Alert, Active Info display, power folding door mirrors and area view.

R-Line Package (Highline $4000)R-Line body kit, R-Line interior, 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive chassis control and progressive steering.

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