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Volkswagen Tiguan 155TSI R-Line

Volkswagen Tiguan updated

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24th October, 2014

Volkswagen Group Australia has updated the Tiguan range with new standard technology and features and added a more powerful diesel engine model while also delivering a new flagship model.

All models come standard with a Rear View Camera (RVC), a 6.5 inch colour touchscreen audio system and a leather multi-function steering wheel, Multi-Function Display (MFD Plus) and fatigue detection.

The range includes four engines: three petrol and one diesel engine.

Petrol engines include the twin-charged 1.4-litre TSI with 118 kW, a 2.0-litre TSI with 132 kW and a 2.0-litre TSI with 155 kW.

The new 2.0-litre TDI engine adds 27 kW above the previous diesel engine (103TDI), with the new 130 kW powerplant delivering new heights of performance, boasting 380 Nm of torque. This powerful engine is also efficient, with a combined cycle consumption rating of 6.2 litres per 100km.

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The new flagship model in the Tiguan range is the 155TSI R-Line model. Maintaining the same performance-oriented TSI engine featured in the range previously, the new Tiguan R-Line receives additional equipment, including 18-inch ‘Mallory’ alloy wheels, Adaptive Chassis Control, Vienna leather-appointed seat upholstery and satellite navigation. In keeping with the R-Line design cues seen in the Golf, Beetle and Touareg models, the Tiguan also receives signature exterior styling including front and rear bumpers, side sills and roof spoiler, as well as the trademark ‘R-Line’ badging.

For those customers looking to enhance their 132TSI or 130TDI Tiguan above the standard specification, an optional R-Line package is also available, which adds unique 18-inch ‘Mallory’ alloy wheels, R-Line exterior styling, sport suspension, gearshift paddles and an R-Line cloth interior.

The Tiguan’s 118 kW 1.4-litre TSI engine is maintained in two-wheel drive specification for customers who are looking for an economical European SUV. All other models in the range (132TSI, 130TDI and 155TSI) feature Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard.

Adding further value to the entire Tiguan range, safety and convenience technologies like a Rear View Camera (RVC), a colour touchscreen audio system and a leather multi-function steering wheel and Multi- Function Display all come as standard. Fatigue detection, previously reserved for the higher-specification models, now also features as standard technology across the revised Tiguan range.

As with every Volkswagen, the Tiguan provides high passenger safety with daytime driving lights, six airbags (front, front side and curtain airbags) and safety optimised front head restraints as standard. The new Tiguan also features Volkswagen’s advanced technologies including Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Auto Hold function, Brake Assist and Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD). Safe driving in the Tiguan is also accounted for with features such as Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP) and Engine Braking Control (EBC) as standard.

A number of options are available on the latest Tiguan, including an electric glass panoramic sunroof, leather appointed upholstery with electric driver’s seat (std 155TSI R-Line) and the RNS510 satellite navigation system (std 115TSI R-Line). Naturally the latest Tiguan retains all the versatility and practicality for which the previous generation is renowned, being a five-door, five-seater. The rear seat is a 60:40 split bench that can be adjusted forwards and backwards by up to 16cm and also reclined, while cargo capacity ranges from 395 litres.

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Volkswagen Tiguan Pricing*   (MLP*)

  • Tiguan 1.4 litre 118TSI 6-speed manual 2-wheel drive $28,990*
  • Tiguan 1.4 litre 118TSI 6-speed DSG all-wheel drive $31,490*
  • Tiguan 2 litre 132TSI 7-speed DSG all-wheel drive $36,990*
  • Tiguan 2 litre 130TDI 7-speed DSG all-wheel drive $39,990*
  • Tiguan 2 litre 155TSI R-Line 7-speed DSG all-wheel drive $44,990*


  • Metallic / Pearl Effect paint $700*
  • Electric glass panoramic sunroof (132TSI, 130TDI & 155TSI R-Line) $2,000*
  • RNS510 satellite navigation system (132TSI & 130TDI, standard 155TSI R-Line) $1,300*
  • Leather appointed upholstery w/ electric driver’s seat (132TSI & 130TDI, standard 155TSI R-Line) $3,500*
  • R-Line package (132TSI & 130TDI, standard 155TSI R-Line) $2,500*


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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