Limited-edition brings extra kit and stealthy looks for additional spend.

The Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Wolfsburg Edition is on sale Down Under, featuring equipment upgrades for $55,490 before on-road costs.

Previously confirmed as part of the MY19 Tiguan range, the Wolfsburg is based on the popular 162TSI Highline and limited to an initial allocation of 500 units – "with the possibility of a further consignment".

For the $6000 you'll pay over the Highline, the Wolfsburg is equipped with the normally-optional R-Line and Sound & Vision Packages, and a model-specific exterior black pack.

That means the Wolfsburg gets a 360-degree camera, 12.3-inch Active Info Display, Dynaudio premium sound system, R-Line exterior styling, R-Line interior, gloss-black 20-inch 'Suzuka' alloys, and gloss black exterior accents on the grille, mirrors, window frames, spoiler, and roof rails.

Privacy glass, along with a head-up display are also included – the latter is exclusive to this model locally. Rounding out the additional specification is a Wolfsburg crest badge on the tailgate.

Normally buyers would have to shell out an additional $2900 and $3000 for the R-Line and Sound & Vision packs. Premium paint is also covered in the list price (normally $700), and that's before you count all the black bits.

Speaking of the exterior finish, the Wolfsburg Edition is available in three shades: Oryx White Pearl (exclusive to this model), Deep Black Pearl and Indium Grey Metallic.

Power comes from the same 162kW/350Nm EA888 2.0-litre turbo four as the standard 162TSI Tiguan, paired with a seven-speed DSG transmission and 4Motion all-wheel drive.

While the Wolfsburg leaves little to be desired in terms of equipment, a powered panoramic glass sunroof is available as a $2000 optional extra.

For the month of October the five-seat Tiguan managed 659 registrations in Australia, up 1.5 per cent from the same month in 2017, though its year-to-date figure of 7881 as of October 31 is down 2.3 per cent on the same period last year.

However, if you add in the volume of the recently-launched seven-seat Tiguan Allspace, the monthly volume is over 1000 units (424 for October, 1586 YTD).