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VW Launches 2009 Tiguan SUV In Australia

VW Launches 2009 Tiguan SUV In Australia Volkswagen has launched its compact SUV, the Volkswagen Tiguan in Australia. With this vehicles VW has maked its entry in the SUV segment of Australian market till now dominated by Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Tiguan will be available in three engine specifications including, two petrol TSI four-cylinder engines developing 125 kW and 147 kW and one diesel 2.0 TDI developing 103 kW.

The 103kW 2.0TDI and 125kW TSI are delivered with six-speed manual transmissions as standard equipment. As an option, the Tiguan may be ordered with a six-speed tiptronic automatic, which is standard in the 147kW TSI model.

Volkswagen Tiguan 125TSI
Price: $33,990 (manual), $36,290 (auto).
Engine: 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo.
Power: 125kW at 4300rpm.
Torque: 280Nm at 1700-4200rpm.
Transmission: Six-speed manual or six-speed auto.
Fuel consumption: 9.1L/100km (manual), 10.1L/100km (auto).
0-100km/h: 8.2 seconds (manual), 9.2 seconds (auto).

Volkswagen Tiguan 103TDI
Price: $35,990 (manual), $38,290 (auto).
Engine: 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo diesel.
Power: 103kW at 4200rpm.
Torque: 320Nm at 1750-2500rpm.
Transmission: Six-speed manual or six-speed auto.
Fuel consumption: 7.4L/100km (manual), 7.9L/100km (auto).
0-100km/h: 10.5 seconds (manual), 10.7L/100km (auto).

Volkswagen Tiguan 147TSI
Price: $42,990 (auto only).
Engine: 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo.
Power: 147kW at 5100rpm.
Torque: 280Nm at 1700-5100rrpm.
Transmission: Six-speed auto.
Fuel consumption: 10.1L/100km.
0-100km/h: 8.2 seconds.

Standard Equipment & Features
Even the entry versions of the Tiguan have extensive convenience and safety features. Safety equipment includes a network of six airbags, ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Program), child seat anchorages on the rear bench and electronic parking brake with AutoHold function.

Standard on-board convenience features also include a multi-function leather steering wheel, cruise control and a Radio/ CD player with MP3 compatibility, Aux input and eight loud speakers, semi-automatic air conditioning system, four electric windows, electrically adjustable and heated outside mirrors, Multifunctional Display 'plus' (trip computer), remote central locking and various storage compartments and bins.

Some of the features of the Tiguan with 147kw TSI engine are: 17-inch "Boston" alloy wheels with size 235/55R17 tyres, chrome roof rails, tinted windows starting at the B-pillars (up to 65 percent light absorbing), sport seats with height-adjustable lumbar supports, folding front passenger seat, storage drawers under the front seats, folding table and storage pockets on the rear of the front seats and sports seats in upgraded cloth with Alcantara appliqu├ęs, and low tyre pressure indicator.

Options for the Tiguan include an off-road switch, which at the press of a button awakens an entire armada of assistance systems for making all-terrain drives especially safe.

Source: VW

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