Diesel-powered version of Volkswagen's seven-seat SUV available from October
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Volkswagen will reintroduce a diesel powered version of its seven-seat Tiguan Allspace SUV from October.

The Tiguan Allspace 140TDI variant was last available in Australia in 2018. Volkswagen says this particular model was temporarily discontinued due to "WLTP-related (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure, or "real-world" fuel economy testing) production restrictions".

Many European car makers temporarily withdrew cars from sale while they re-tested them under new, more stringent criteria.

The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 140TDI will be offered in Highline trim only and carry a recommended retail price of $54,690 plus on-road costs. That makes it $1500 more expensive than the petrol powered Tiguan Allspace 162TSI Highline alternative.

Specification of the 140TDI Highline model is outlined below.

The Tiguan Allspace range boasts a raft of safety and convenience technology, including:

  • Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring
  • Lane Assist, Park Assist and Rear View Camera
  • Electronically-operated tailgate with Easy Open & Close
  • Dynamic LED Headlights
  • LED daytime driving lights and LED tail lights
  • Keyless Access and start
  • Auto headlights and rain sensing wipers
  • Driver Fatigue Detection system
  • Air Care 3-zone climate control air conditioning
  • Electrically foldable exterior mirrors
  • Front and rear parking sensors with rear Maneuver Braking

The 140TDI Highline Tiguan Allspace returns in the same specification as the 162TSI Highline, and adds the following inclusions:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Side Assist
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Adaptive Chassis Control
  • 19-inch Auckland alloy wheels
  • Dynamic Light Assist
  • Vienna leather appointed upholstery
  • Heated front and row 2 outer seats
  • Electrically adjustable front seats with memory function
  • 9.2-inch Discover Pro satellite navigation system with Gesture Control
  • Ambient interior lighting

As for optional equipment, two packs, a sunroof and metallic paint will form the extras list:

Metallic paint$800
Sound & Vision Package (Digital Cockpit, Area View & Dynaudio premium sound system)$3000
R-Line Package (R-Line body styling, R-Line interior, 20” Suzuka alloy wheels, tinted windows and progressive steering)$3000
Sunroof$2000

Volkswagen Australia Director of customer experience and marketing, Jason Bradshaw, said "diesel remains an essential part of our model mix, and is a necessity for many of our customers."

"It's good news for everyone that we can once again offer this popular variant," Bradshaw concluded.