Entry-level variants return after an 18-month hiatus, bringing the base price below $40,000 once again.
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Volkswagen Australia has welcomed the Tiguan 110TSI back to its range in both five- and seven-seater forms, bringing the starting price of its popular crossover back to below $40,000 for the first time in over a year.

Starting from $34,150 plus on-road costs, the 110TSI powertrain will be available in both Trendline and Comfortline trims, joining the higher-spec 132TSI and 162TSI petrol models Down Under.

Just the five-seat Tiguan is available in base 110TSI Trendline specification, which comes fitted as standard with autonomous emergency braking featuring pedestrian detection, lane assist, a rear-view camera, driver fatigue monitoring, front and rear parking sensors with Manoeuvre Braking, halogen headlights, 17-inch 'Montana' alloy wheels, an 8.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (but no navigation), black roof rails, and Park Assist.

Moving up to the 110TSI Comfortline grade (pictured) brings the starting price to $38,650 plus on-road costs for the regular Tiguan and $40,150 before on-road costs for the seven-seat Tiguan Allspace, and bolsters the spec sheet with an electric tailgate, dynamic LED headlights, 18-inch 'Kingston' alloy wheels, inbuilt satellite navigation, electric folding side mirrors, keyless entry with push-button start, three-zone climate control, an overhead storage compartment, front and rear carpet mats, chrome roof rails and other chrome exterior accents.

Power in all 110TSI models comes from a 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine making (you guessed it) 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque, sent exclusively to the front wheels via a six-speed DSG automatic.

A range of options will be available depending on grade. Both trim levels are available with the Driver Assistance Package ($1600-1700) which brings Side Assist (blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert), auto high-beam, adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam Assist, Emergency Assist and electric folding mirrors (Trendline only).

The Comfortline can also be specified with the Sound & Vision Package ($3200), which adds the Active Info Display digital instrument binnacle, Dynaudio Excite sound system, Area View surround cameras, along with ambient interior lighting.

Finally, the Comfortline can be had with the Luxury Package ($4000) bringing Vienna leather upholstery, electric driver's seat adjustment with memory, heated front seats, along with a tilt/slide panoramic sunroof.

Metallic or pearl-effect paint rounds out the options list, commanding an $800 premium.

"The return of our most affordable SUV for the moment means that the leading vehicle of
its type is once more available at all price points in its segment,” said Jason Bradshaw, director of customer experience and marketing for Volkswagen Australia.

"With the imminent arrival of the broader Touareg range to be followed early next year by the T-Cross and T-Roc, Volkswagen’s SUV family will be completed. Volkswagen has substantially retained its market share despite massive constraints on the supply of current model SUVs and long waiting lists for new models.”

The 110TSI versions of the Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace hit showrooms this month.

2019.5 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing

Tiguan (5 seat)

  • 110TSI Trendline - $34,150
  • 110TSI Comfortline - $38,650
  • 132TSI Comfortline - $43,150
  • 132TSI R-Line Edition - $46,990
  • 162TSI Highline - $50,150

Tiguan Allspace (7 seat)

  • 110TSI Comfortline - $40,150
  • 132TSI Comfortline - $44,650
  • 162TSI Highline - $51,650

Options

  • Driver Assistance Package (Trendline) - $1700
  • Driver Assistance Package (Comfortline) - $1600
  • Sound & Vision Package (Comfortline) - $3200
  • Sound & Vision Package (Highline) - $3000
  • Luxury Package (Comfortline) - $4000
  • R-Line Package (Highline) - $3000
  • Panoramic sunroof (Highline) - $2000
  • Metallic/pearl paint - $800

All prices exclude on-road costs