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The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Highline has all the makings of a proper sports model, but without a catchy name. Should it be called the Tiguan GTI? James takes a closer look.
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Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Wolfsburg Edition on sale from $55,490

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"...

Volkswagen Tiguan Offroad revealed

Volkswagen has revealed the Tiguan Offroad at the Moscow motor show, with a tougher look and (slightly) improved rough-road credentials. The new variant features a redesigned front bumper increasing the ramp angle from 16 to 24 degrees, along with styling and specification enchantments...

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace recalled

e Volkswagen has recalled the seven-seat Tiguan Allspace again, this time over concerns about the rear shock absorbers. According to the company, the gas-filled shock absorbers on the rear axle may have an incorrect weld on their lower securing eye, which could come loose and affect the car's handling, posing an accident risk...

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace recalled

The seven-seat Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace has been recalled, over concerns about the passenger airbag. According to the company, certain examples could contain a defective airbag on the passenger side. The airbag may have been packed incorrectly, meaning it doesn't deploy in an accident...

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specs

Volkswagen Australia has narrowed its ‘regular’ five-seat Tiguan range by retaining only the more expensive 132TSI Comfortline and 162TSI Highline all-wheel drive (AWD) variants, while adding a 162TSI Wolfsburg Edition range-topper...

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace pricing and specs

Volkswagen has confirmed pricing and specifications for the incoming seven-seat Tiguan Allspace, set to kick off from $40,490 before on-road costs when it touches down next month. The range will kick off with the Comfortline, available with a 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine and six-speed DSG in 110TSI ($40,490 before ORCs) guise, a 132kW/320Nm 2...

CarAdvice podcast 107: Ford Australia's Daniella Winter talks Mustang

Kez Casey and Scott Collie join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the 2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS has been confirmed, 2018 Ram 1500 pricing and specs have been released, and the Kia Cerato will get the GT treatment. Also, International Engine of the Year goes to Ferrari, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 is getting a more powerful engine, and Elon Musk is promising 'full self-driving features' for Tesla in August...

Volkswagen USA rolls out four concepts in Georgia

Volkswagen Australia is sparking enthusiast conversation by only offering the Golf GTI in dual-clutch performance package guise from October this year. Meanwhile, Volkswagen USA is trying to get car-lovers talking in a different way, rolling out four hotted-up concepts at SOWO: The European Experience in Savannah, Georgia...

Volkswagen: Tiguan Allspace hunting Santa Fe, Sorento

Volkswagen has its sights set on the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento with its Tiguan Allspace seven-seater, set to touch down in July. It might look like a regular Tiguan on the outside, but the Allspace is 215mm longer than the five-seater, supported by a 109mm increase in wheelbase...

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace specs announced

Volkswagen has detailed specifications for its incoming 2018 Tiguan Allspace range, with pricing to be announced when the car touches down in July, 2018. The seven-seat crossover, described as a 5+2 by Volkswagen, will be offered in 110TSI (110kW/250Nm), 132TSI (132kW/320Nm) and 110TDI (110kW/340Nm) Comfortline grade, or 140TDI (140kW/400Nm) and 162TSI (162kW/350Nm) Highline guise...

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace GTE spied

An undisguised plug-in hybrid Volkswagen Tiguan has been spied on the snowy roads of Sweden this week, previewing an upcoming variant of the popular SUV. Despite being spotted in Europe, the Tiguan prototype pictured is actually in long-wheelbase Tiguan L guise – meaning it's a China-market version – wearing '430 PHEV' badges...