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Volkswagen Tiguan 110TSI returns to Australia

Does the entry Tiguan make sense to you?

Volkswagen Australia has reintroduced cheaper 110TSI variants of the Tiguan medium SUV range which are available in both entry-level Trendline and mid-spec Comfortline trim-levels.

Producing 110kW of power and 250Nm, matched solely to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and available only in front-wheel drive, the Tiguan 110TSI is priced from $34,150 plus on-road costs. That's $9000 less than the 132TSI Comfortline, which became the entry-level Tiguan since the 110TSI was cut due to requiring new WLTP emissions testing.

The seven-seat Tiguan Allspace also offers the 110TSI engine. The seven-seat Tiguan Allspace also offers the 110TSI engine.

The 110TSI drivetrain is also available in the seven-seat Allspace bodystyle, though only in Comfortline spec. 

The return of the Trendline also marks the first time that Volkswagen Australia has had an entry-level trim as well as engine since the 110TSI was cut, and standard equipment includes halogen headlights, AEB (front and rear) with pedestrian detection, lane assist with adaptive lane guidance, automatic parking, automatic headlights and wipers, 17-inch alloy wheels and an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. 

Available for the Trendline is a $1700 'Driver Assist Pack' which adds blind spot monitoring (BSM) with rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA), automatic high beam, adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, emergency assist and auto-folding mirrors.

The Tiguan's interior has not changed for 2019. The Tiguan's interior has not changed for 2019.

The Comfortline then adds 18-inch alloy wheels, cornering LED headlights, inbuilt satellite navigation, keyless entry and start, auto-folding mirrors, trip-zone climate control, overhead storage, floor mats and additional exterior and interior chrome.

Optionally available for the Comfortline is a $1600 Driver Assist Pack with blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive high beam, adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist and emergency assist. The Comfortline also offers a $3200 Sound and Vision Package with digital dials, a 360-degree parking camera, ambient interior lighting and a Dynaudio sound system. 

The Tiguan Highline features a 9.2-inch multimedia system. The Tiguan Highline features a 9.2-inch multimedia system.

Comfortlines cam also be equipped with a $4000 Luxury Package which offers leather upholstery, an electric driver’s seat with memory functionality, heated front seats and a panoramic sunroof.

The top-spec Highline then adds 19-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery with heated front seats, electric front seats with driver’s memory functionality, the contents of the 'Driver Assistance Package', and a larger 9.2-inch multimedia system. 

The Highline offers a $3000 Sound and Vision Package with a 360-degree parking camera, automatic parking, a Dynaudio sound system and digital dials, as well as a $2000 panoramic sunroof and a $3000 R-Line Package with 20-inch alloy wheels, a bodykit and a number of sporty details.

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing (plus on-road costs): 
110TSI Trendline 6-speed dual-clutch auto$34,150
110TSI Comfortline 6-speed dual-clutch auto$38,650
132TSI Comfortline 7-speed dual-clutch auto$42,490
162TSI Highline 7-speed dual-clutch auto$49,490
Allspace 110TSI Comfortline 6-speed dual-clutch auto$40,150
Allspace 132TSI Comfortline 7-speed dual-clutch auto$45,490
Allspace 162TSI Highline 7-speed dual-clutch auto$52,990

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