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:
|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|
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.