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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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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...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Today's download includes: 2020 Hyundai Kona gets safety updates 2020 Alpina B3 Touring teased Electric and hybrid cars to no longer get the silent treatment Exclusive: 2020 Ford Fiesta ST five-door confirmed for Australia, priced from $31,990 2021 Volkswagen 'T7' spied Exclusive: 2020 Ford Focus ST priced from $44,690 and in showrooms early 2020 2020 Smart ForTwo facelift sketched out Former Uber engineer charged for stealing autonomous driving secrets Pagani V12 to survive until 2026, electric car in the works Tesla adds web-surfing function to infotainment systems BMW M boss rules out wagons 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo lands in Oz, priced from $484,888 Volkswagen Tiguan 110TSI pricing and specs Holden Barina, Cruze, Trax Takata recall expanded Mercedes-Benz C-Class: C300e PHEV and C200 Sport Edition on sale now 2020 Volkswagen ID...

Volkswagen Tiguan 110TSI pricing and specs

Volkswagen Australia has welcomed the Tiguan 110TSI back to its range in both five- and seven-seater forms, bringing the starting price of its popular crossover back to below $40,000 for the first time in over a year. Starting from $34,150 plus on-road costs, the 110TSI powertrain will be available in both Trendline and Comfortline trims, joining the higher-spec 132TSI and 162TSI petrol models Down Under...

Volkswagen Tiguan: Next-gen coming in 2022 - report

The second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan is now half way through its life cycle, and it's believed the next iteration will lob around 2022. According to a new report by the UK's Auto Express, the German brand has some pretty big changes in store for its top-selling nameplate – Volkswagen reportedly sold more than 850,000 units globally in 2018 alone...

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...