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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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2018-19 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace recalled

Volkswagen Australia has recalled the 2018-19 Tiguan Allspace, over concerns regarding an issue with the rear springs. According to the company, a certain material used in a 'limited production period' for the rear springs wasn't approved. As a result, there's a risk a rear coil spring will break and damage the rear tyres...

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 110TSI: Entry price cut by $9000

Volkswagen Australia has re-introduced entry grade 110TSI versions of its Tiguan mid-sized SUV, effectively lopping $9000 from the price of entry to the range. For the previous nine months the Tiguan range has kicked off with more powerful and highly specified 132TSI all-wheel drive grades priced from $43,150 before on-road costs...

Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI R-Line on sale from $46,990

Volkswagen Australia has announced a limited-edition version of its popular mid-sized SUV, the Tiguan 132TSI R-Line, on sale now from $46,990 plus on-road costs. It's the first time the sporty R-Line package has been available on a grade lower than top-spec Highline – this new variant is based on the five-seat 132TSI Comfortline – and Volkswagen says it's the most affordable R-Line SUV to date...

2015-18 Volkswagen Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace recalled

Volkswagen has recalled the 2015-2018 Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace, over concerns about an issue with the LED module for the sunroof backlight. According to the company, heating of the module could cause a short-circuit because of 'humidity ingress' into the LED module. If the problem occurs, the backlight may stop working, and passengers might notice a burning smell in the cabin...

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...