As CarAdvice has previously reported, all 2015 Tiguan models gain a reverse-view camera, rear parking sensors and touchscreen media system, and the additional gear has attracted a price increase of between $500 and $1500, depending on the model. Volkswagen is doing driveaway deals for most models in the range (valid until 30 November) - see below for a breakdown.
The entry-point to the Tiguan range remains the 118TSI, which is powered by the same 118kW/240Nm turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engine, and is available with a six-speed manual ($27,990 driveaway) or six-speed dual-clutch DSG auto ($30,990 driveaway). This front-drive model was previously priced from $28,490 plus on-road costs (manual) or $30,990 plus costs for the DSG.
Standard gear for the 118TSI includes the aforementioned reverse-view camera, rear parking sensors, new 6.5-inch touchscreen media system, six-CD stacker, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, cruise control, driver fatigue detection system, a multifunction display system in the instrument cluster, electronic parking brake, and 16-inch alloy wheels. All Tiguans have six airbags (dual front, front-side, full-length curtain) as standard.
The next model up the range is the 132TSI, powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo with 132kW/280Nm. Previously known as the 132TSI Pacific, the updated model is available solely with a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG auto gearbox and all-wheel drive, and is priced at $37,990 driveaway.
In addition to four-wheel traction and more power, the 132TSI adds 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control and alcantara trim, along with extra storage options (map pockets, under-seat drawers, sunglasses holster), rain-sensing wipers, auto headlights, front fog lights and chrome-finished roof rails (black on 118TSI).
The sole diesel offering in the 2015 Tiguan range has seen a big power bump. The new 130TDI arrives with 130kW of power and 380Nm of torque, up considerably over the existing 103TDI (which had 103kW/320Nm), and fuel use drops by 0.2L for DSG models, now 6.2L/100km. There is no longer a manual version of the diesel model, with a seven-speed DSG standard.
The 130TDI gets the same equipment as the 132TSI, and is priced at $40,990 driveaway.
The flagship model, the 155TSI R-Line, isn't part of the promotional driveaway deals, but gets a few new items to offset its price increase (up $1500 over the model it replaces).
The 2015 version gets the R-Line sports package as standard, which includes a body kit, 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive chassis control adjustable dampers, and an interior upgrade including leather trim and electric driver's seat adjustment (which can be optioned on 130TDI and 132TSI models for $3500).
The 155TSI R-Line is the only model in the 2015 Tiguan range to be offered with satellite navigation as standard, but the maps system can be optioned on the 130TDI and 132TSI models for $1300.
The sporty R-Line exterior pack can be had on the 132TSI and 130TDI, at a cost of $2500.
Other options include prestige paint ($700) and a panoramic glass roof for 132TSI, 130TDI and 155TSI R-Line models, priced at $2000.
2015 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing, plus on-road costs (promotional driveaway pricing in brackets):
118TSI six-speed manual - $28,990 ($27,990) - up $500
118TSI six-speed DSG - $31,490 ($30,990) - up $500
132TSI seven-speed DSG - $36,990 ($37,990) - up $600
130TDI seven-speed DSG - $39,990 ($40,990) - up $1100
155TSI seven-speed DSG - $44,990 - up $1500