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New Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2021 pricing and spec detailed: 140TDI returns as diesel-powered Honda CR-V and Nissan X-Trail alternative

Priced at $54,690 BOCs, the 140TDI is the priciest Tiguan Allspace in Volkswagen’s local line-up.

Volkswagen has brought back the diesel-powered Tiguan Allspace mid-size SUV seven-seater with the return of the flagship 140TDI priced at $54,690 before on-road costs.

Prices have crept up $200 since the variant was discontinued in 2018 due to “WLTP-related production restrictions” according to VW, but the increase is in line with the rest of the Tiguan Allspace range.

The 110TDI that was axed at the same time is still yet to make its return to local showrooms.

A number of model year 2020 140TDI vehicles will be available from October, while 2021-build versions will arrive in showrooms in November.

Sitting atop the Tiguan Allspace range, the 140TDI is powered by a 140kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, which sends drive to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

As a result, the 140TDI will accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 8.6 seconds, while fuel consumption is pegged at 6.0 litres per 100km and carbon dioxide emissions are 159 grams per kilometre.

Standard equipment on the Tiguan Allspace 140TDI includes tri-zone climate control, 19-inch wheels, adaptive chassis control, leather interior, heating for the front and two outboard rear seats, electronic adjustment for the front seats, powered tailgate, all-round LED lights, keyless entry and start, and a 9.2-inch multimedia touchscreen with satellite navigation and gesture controls.

Safety systems include autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, reversing camera, auto headlights and wipers, driver attention alert, adaptive cruise control and rear cross-traffic alert.

Options available to buyers include metallic paint ($800), panoramic glass sunroof ($2000), Sound and Vision Package ($2000) that bundles digital instrumentation and up-rated sound system, and R-Line Package ($3000) which adds 20-inch wheels, tinted windows and a sports bodykit.