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5th September, 2010

The local arrival of 2011 model year Volkswagen Tiguan brings a product enhancement to make a difference to the driving experience as well as owners’ wallets thanks to the introduction of 7-speed DSG technology.

The entire Tiguan range can now be optioned with the acclaimed DSG technology (standard on 147TSI), replacing the previously optional 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Volkswagen has introduced its latest version of the 7-speed DSG – first seen on the new Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan range – this transmission uses a wet-plate clutch configuration.

The DSG gearbox has been ground-breaking for the Volkswagen brand in recent years with various models across the Volkswagen range benefiting from this technology. It combines the comfort levels of a conventional automatic gearbox with the efficiency of a manual box. The DSG is as economical as it is convenient, and opens up a new dimension in gearshift agility. Gearshifts are performed within a few hundredths of a second, without any interruption in traction. More consistently than any other automatic gearbox before it, the DSG is able to combine aspects such as sustainability, sportiness and comfort. No other automatic gearbox operates so efficiently, quickly and precisely.

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Paired with the 7-speed DSG gearbox, the fuel consumption on the Tiguan 103TDI is reduced to 6.6 l/100 km - a 16% reduction, the Tiguan 125TSI and Tiguan 147TSI now both return consumption figures of 8.8 l/100 km – a reduction of 13%.

Pricing* (MLP*) for the 2011 model year Volkswagen Tiguan remains unchanged (as noted below).

Tiguan 125TSI 6-speed manual $33,990*
Tiguan 125TSI 7-speed DSG $36,490*
Tiguan 103TDI 6-speed manual $36,690*
Tiguan 103TDI 7-speed DSG $39,190*
Tiguan 147TSI 7-speed DSG $42,990*

NOTE: * The pricing indicated in this news story is the Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) and, as such, does not include dealer delivery fees and the various statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs).


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