Volkswagen Tiguan Review 2012 Tiguan 118TSI 132TSI 155TSI 103TDI Pricing… — Volkswagen 2012

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan


Vehicle Style: Compact SUV

Range: $28,490 —

Fuel Economy (claimed): 8.7

When you study the menu of on the Australian market, the booming SUV segment offers a smorgasbord of


Although a relatively entrant into this segment, the big VW Touareg ’s brother, the Golf-based Tiguan, has built a reputation as a quality In fact, the Tiguan is VW Australia’s biggest-selling model after the and Polo .

The just-released 2012 will do nothing to diminish its and sales success.

While the model has been annointed Volkswagen’s frontal grille and treatment and new-look tail-lights, is a new front-wheel-drive model, upgraded clever new technology and fuel-consumption and reductions of up to 7.7 per cent and 8.2 per cent

There is new seat trim and new steering wheel style, but the Tiguan interior has otherwise the same as the outgoing models.

engines are on offer — petrol engines and a turbo-diesel and prices range from to $42,990.

Interior and features

All the new SUVs now come standard daytime driving lights, six (front, front side and airbags), safety-optimised front restraints ABS brakes, an auto-hold brake-assist and electronic brake-force

Also on the safety-kit menu are regulation, an electronic differential electronic stability program and braking control.

With the of the top-spec petrol-powered 155TSl, all models ride on 16-inch wheels and come equipped air conditioning, an AM/FM security-coded with an MP3-compatible CD player, phone connectivity as well as a media device interface comes with a USB connection

The 155TSI adds sporty alloys, dual-zone automatic control, a fancier touch-screen system with MP3, rain-s sensing wipers and parking- distance system optical parking sensors as

The range-topper also adds chrome highlights, tinted from the B-pillar back, seats, front fog lights and suspension.

For buyers who want one the lot, they can add options as VW’s “park-assist 2, an excellent chassis-control system and the RNS510 system.

There’s also a leather package that to the luxury as well as price.

The five-seat Tiguan has a 60:40 rear bench seat can be adjusted forwards and backwards by up to and also reclined. Cargo ranges from 395 to 1510litres.

The drive

The new Tiguan’s petrol are the sensational twin-charged 118kW/240Nm TSI, a 132kW two-litre TSI and the 155kW two-litre TSI that 280Nm of torque.

The two-litre TDI is good for 103kW of peak and a combined fuel- consumption of just 6.0litres/100 km when with the six-speed manual

Initially the front-wheel-drive 1.4litre TSI is a model but a DSG transmission will available next year.

The of the pack the 103TDI, 132TSI and the run Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive

Buyers of the 103TDI can choose a six-speed manual or the seven-speed the 132TSI gives buyers the transmission choices, while the is a seven-speed DSG-only model.

To their fuel efficiency and cleanliness, both the front-wheel-drive and the 118TSI versions use VW’s technology that includes a system and brake-energy recuperation.

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The 103TDI DSG model also with a new coasting function kicks in when you lift foot on the throttle while The engine is declutched instantly; the is less fuel use and reduced

As with all the latest Volkswagen being behind the wheel of a is a rewarding driving experience. a very well-rounded and versatile

The seats and ergonomics are just Even for larger-framed drivers, the adjustment and height- and reach-adjustable combine beautifully for the perfect position.

The suspension settings a treat with the electro-mechanical steering. Even when hard through corners, the sits flatter and without the roll found in some of its

The smallest Tiguan engine the 1.4 litre petrol unit to amaze with its performance, but the turbo-diesel with its wonderful delivery and fuel efficiency is the of the bunch.

That said, it’s hard to overlook the top-spec petrol engine and the 7.3 seconds time to 100km/h it delivers.

on-road, and for lighter off-road (where it’s not half-bad), the has more than its share of for a compact SUV. The space-saver however is a bit of a letdown for Australian

TMR Verdict | Overall

In summary, compact SUV — the updated is competitively priced, drives well, and is a capable and enjoyable

It is certainly one of the better buys in the segment. Its big brother, the new Touareg. be proud to have the little in the family.


2012 Tiguan 118TSI 6-Speed Manual —

2012 Tiguan 132TSI 7-Speed DSG — $35,990

Tiguan 103TDI — Manual — $35,990

Tiguan 103TDI — DSG — $38,490

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