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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan R revealed as flagship of new-look range

The Volkswagen Tiguan family SUV has received a mid-life update four years after this generation went on sale in Australia – and promises another step towards autonomous driving tech, and the option of a high-performance model for the first time...

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan revealed in new spy photos

UPDATE, July 1: The new 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan has now officially been revealed. Read our story here. The updated 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan has been spied without camouflage this week, in what is sure to be a final testing phase. Volkswagen released a stylised teaser sketch for the German SUV's new look in April, but did not confirm an official unveiling date at the time – likely a result of the unfolding COVID-19 lockdown conditions...

2017-2019 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line recalled, bodywork may detach

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall of 2627 examples of its 2017-2019 Tiguan R-Line SUV due to a roof spoiler that may detach from the car. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the roof spoiler may partially or completely detach due to inconsistencies in the bonding process...

Volkswagen Tiguan joins the ambulance service

German car maker Volkswagen has expanded its emergency services vehicle fleet in Australia, with a new Tiguan SUV joining the South Australia ambulance service. It follows the introduction last year of a fleet of Volkswagen Passat sedans and wagons deployed by police in Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory...

Tiguan overtakes Golf as VW's top seller worldwide, facelift due next year

Volkswagen has announced the Tiguan SUV is now the best-selling vehicle in its lineup – overtaking the VW Golf globally last year. To celebrate the milestone, Volkswagen has released a teaser image of the styling themes of the updated Tiguan due in 2021. Volkswagen produced its six-millionth Tiguan earlier this year – after introducing the nameplate in 2007...

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan R spied during Nurburgring testing

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan R has been spied carrying out performance testing on the Nürburgring, with new photos revealing more details of the powered-up version of the popular crossover car. Although its camouflage has been reduced, the Tiguan R pictured here retains some coverage on its headlights, exhaust pipes and grille, all expected to borrow cues from the new-generation Golf 8...

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift spotted

A refreshed Volkswagen Tiguan has been spied during a photo shoot, and looks likely to be unveiled in the not-too-distant future. This photo was posted by Coche Spias on Instagram and, despite the low resolution of the image, we can see the updated Tiguan will have a significantly revised front end. The new slimmer headlights have squared-off LED rings around the main and high beam units...

2015-16 Volkswagen Tiguan, Passat CC recalled

Volkswagen Australia has recalled the 2015-16 Tiguan and 2015 Passat CC, over concerns about the condenser in their airbag control unit. According to the company, there's a risk the cars have a faulty airbag condenser. If a faulty condenser is fitted the airbag could deactivate, or the airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners could inadvertently fire, as the car interprets the faulty part as a signal there's been a crash...

Skoda EV: First prototype spied

A development prototype believed to be the production version of Skoda's first electric vehicle has been spied at the Nurburgring this week, ahead of a likely debut later next year. "But, wait. It's a Volkswagen Tiguan!" However, this particular Tiguan has been stretched slightly and is wearing stickers that indicate it's running an electric powertrain – we already know Volkswagen is only doing standalone 'ID...

Volkswagen could face record fine, Justice Foster blasts ACCC and VW

Volkswagen’s German head office could be hit with an even bigger fine than the proposed $75 million penalty – already the highest of its type in Australia – for “misleading or deceptive conduct” on diesel vehicles that cheated emissions tests. However, the outcome of the hearing and the total amount of the fine may not be known for months after Justice Foster reserved his decision in the Federal Court in Sydney today...

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