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Volkswagen Tiguan Adventure 2017 pricing and spec confirmed

The Tiguan's front bumper has been modified with a 24-degree approach angle as part of its Adventure upgrades.

Volkswagen Australia has introduced a pair of Tiguan Adventure specials, with the 132TSI and 110TDI models adding a suite of equipment to the Comfortline grade upon which they are based.

Commanding a $2500 premium over their Comfortline counterparts, the rugged 132TSI and 110TDI are on sale now and check in at $43,990 and $45,490 before on-road costs, respectively.

Buyers are compensated for the extra cost with the addition of a unique front bumper with an off-road design and a 24-degree approach angle, as well as comprehensive underbody protection and 'off-road'-labelled aluminium front door sill scuff plates.

Extra features further extend to 18-inch 'Nizza' alloy wheels, roof racks, keyless access, electric tailgate, 'Adventure' badging and power folding side mirrors with surround lighting. Extra features further extend to 18-inch 'Nizza' alloy wheels, roof racks, keyless access, electric tailgate, 'Adventure' badging and power folding side mirrors with surround lighting.

Furthermore, an 'ErgoActive' 14-way adjustable driver's seat with electric lumbar adjustment and massage function, 'Art Velours' microfleece/cloth upholstery, heated front comfort sport seats and LED headlights with daytime running lamps (DRLs) have also been included.

Extra features further extend to 18-inch 'Nizza' alloy wheels, roof racks, keyless access, electric tailgate, 'Adventure' badging and power folding side mirrors with surround lighting.

Five exterior paint colours are on offer, including 'Atlantic Blue Metallic', which is unique to the Adventure specials.

The other four hues are Pure White, Tungsten Silver Metallic, Indium Grey Metallic and Deep Black Pearl Effect, with the metallic and pearl choices adding $700 to the asking price.

Meanwhile, the 'Driver Assistance' package costs $2000, but includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, adaptive cruise control, surround-view cameras, blind-spot monitoring and rear-cross traffic alert. The optional panoramic sunroof adds $2000.

An 'ErgoActive' 14-way adjustable driver's seat with electric lumbar adjustment and massage function has been included. An 'ErgoActive' 14-way adjustable driver's seat with electric lumbar adjustment and massage function has been included.

Tiguan sales have sky-rocketed this year, with 5917 examples moved to end of July, thanks to the second-generation model's release in September last year.

Comparatively, the mid-size SUV only found 2398 homes during the same period in 2016.

Has Volkswagen done enough to give the Tiguan some serious off-road chops? Tell us what you think in the comments below.