For the second time in five months, Volkswagen Australia has increased the pricing of the second-generation Tiguan mid-size SUV, this time by up to $700.
Specifically, all 110TSI and 132TSI variants are $500 dearer, while 162TSI versions have risen by $700, with their prices likely to be adjusted again when the recently revealed facelifted model arrives around April next year.
Either way, the Tiguan range now starts from $34,990 plus on-road costs for the five-seat 110TSI Trendline FWD and reaches $53,190 for the seven-seat Allspace 162TSI Highline AWD (see full pricing table below).
Speaking to CarsGuide, a Volkswagen Australia spokesperson confirmed no changes have been made to the Mazda CX-5 rival’s standard specification, with its increased pricing prompted by exchange-rate and inflationary pressures.
Just like before, 110TSI variants are motivated by a 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine, which is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) that exclusively sends drive to the front wheels.
Meanwhile, 132TSI versions use a 132kW/320Nm 2.0-litre unit that teams a seven-speed DCT with Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, while their 162TSI siblings increase this combination’s outputs to 162kW/350Nm.
Buyers are offered two seating options, with the standard-wheelbase Tiguan providing room for five occupants, while its long-wheelbase Allspace counterpart has an extra pair of seats (and additional boot space).
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing before on-road costs
|110TSI Trendline FWD||automatic||$34,990 (+$500)|
|110TSI Comfortline FWD||automatic||$39,490 (+$500)|
|Allspace 110TSI Comfortline FWD||automatic||$40,990 (+$500)|
|132TSI Comfortline AWD||automatic||$43,990 (+$500)|
|Allspace 132TSI Comfortline AWD||automatic||$45,490 (+$500)|
|162TSI Highline AWD||automatic||$51,690 (+$700)|
|Allspace 162TSI Highline AWD||automatic||$53,190 (+$700)|