Volkswagen Australia Tiguan Model Year 2012 (MY12) Changes

The new Tiguan presents a new invigorated design and whilst brand DNA elements such as the horizontal grille and prominent lower front bumper are evident, the new Tiguan displays a fresh but familiar styling theme. Precise and powerful lines from front to rear of the vehicle combine to create a sporty and dominant compact SUV.

The Tiguan model range is now bolstered with a completely new and exciting proposition – the entry model now heads the line up with the much awarded, responsive yet efficient 1.4 litre 118kW twincharged TSI petrol engine with the inclusion of BlueMotion Technolgy to optimises fuel savings. The engine is mated to the 6 speed manual transmission with power delivery driven through the front wheels. This offers an amazingly affordable and extremely competitive price point model in a fast growing area of the segment without sacrificing equipme125TSI rent or comfort levels. A future front wheel drive DSG model is also in the initial planning stages to further enhance our competitiveness in this sector.

The outgoing 125TSI has been replaced by the improved and upgraded 132TSI with 132kW, 2.0 litre petrol engine delivering exceptional drivability and complimented with impressive fuel efficiency. The diesel model 103TDI has been injected with improvements including BlueMotion Technolgy for added economy.

To complete the range, the 155TSI with DSG combines style, elegance, practicality and heightened specifications as well as added performance from the 2.0 litre 155kW turbocharged engine over its 147KW predecessor.

The below table outlines the model line.

Model Code  –  Model Description   –  Drive
5N20QX/12  –  Tiguan 118TSI 6 speed manual  –  Front wheel drive
5N20N2/12  –  Tiguan 132TSI 6 speed manual  –  4MOTION
5N20N9/12  –  Tiguan 132TSI 7 speed DSG  –  4MOTION
5N203U/12  –  Tiguan 103TDI 6 speed manual  –  4MOTION
5N203R/12  –  Tiguan 103TDI 7 speed DSG  –  4MOTION
5N22M9/12  –  Tiguan 155TSI 7 speed DSG  –  4MOTION

Equipped as standard across the range is the convenience of Bluetooth connectivity and Media Device Interface (MDI) allowing you to listen to your favourite tracks or make that important call during any drive or commute.

Customers will be offered a simplified but concise factory option list – To highlight some of the key options, the 18” inch New York alloy wheels enforce the sporty stance of the Tiguan and matched with the additional front fog lights complete the essence of style. Improving visibility and visual appearance, is easily gained with Bi-Xenon headlights with LED driving lights. The Adaptive Chassis Control option gives you the choice of three different driving settings to suit your driving demands. Park Assist 2 will be offered for the first time across the Tiguan range and with the incorporation of front and rear parking sensors will assist greatly to reverse or bay park with ease. The interior can be optioned with Vienna leather appointed seats and complimented with the additional Comfort Package to include dual zone climatronic air-conditioning, automatic headlights, rain sensing wipers and interior ambient lighting details. The complete list of options are detailed in the attached new Tiguan Information summary.

Tiguan 132TSI Pacific Special Model

Due to the extraordinary global demand of the Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) a Tiguan Special Model (Tiguan 132TSI Pacific, automatic and manual) will be introduced and substitutes the Tiguan 132TSI DSG and Tiguan 132TSI 6 speed manual. This special model will be orderable from November 2011, (calendar week 45/2011). As a consequence the Tiguan 132TSI DSG and manual variant will not be orderable for production until mid-2012.

The Tiguan 132TSI Pacific special model will be identifiable with Pacific badging at the rear of the vehicle and is available in manual or alternatively as a 6 speed (conventional) Tiptronic automatic gearbox. This special model will include a host of additional features at no additional recommended retail price to the customer. Both the manual and automatic variants include, the Comfort Package, Front Fog Lights, and Park Assist 2. The addition of these key features adds $2,800 worth of value to the customer as well additional sales opportunities. Please see the below special model information:

Tiguan 132TSI Pacific

Model Code  –  Model Description  –  Drive
5N20N2P/12  –  Tiguan 132TSI Pacific 6 speed manual  –  4MOTION
5N20N3P/12  –  Tiguan 132TSI Pacific 6 speed Tiptronic automatic  –  4MOTION

We believe the new Tiguan is an extremely competitive Compact SUV in its class with compelling, comfort, style, safety and affordability. A detailed summary of specifications, colours and options is available to you in the attached document. Pricing will be announced and dealer pricing distributed at the time of launch, which is currently scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2011.

These vehicles are visible on your code in NADCON. The new Tiguan will shortly be available to order through NADCON Configurator.

Current high levels of demand globally for the new Tiguan are presenting some challenges with production. For this reason to secure the maximum available production quota, we will be prescriptive with the fairshare offer mix until calendar week 21/2012, at which time this will be reviewed.

*We are currently not able to release the Tiguan 132TSI Pacific special models for ordering or the NADCON configurator. Due to this, the Tiguan 132TSI DSG and manual are now available to configure. Please keep this in mind that even though these vehicles are configured as 132TSI DSG & manuals, they will be produced from calendar week 45/2011 or later and will be built as 132TSI Pacific special models with the inclusion of additional features and the automatic gearbox.

Detailed specification, technical and pricing information will be available closer to launch.

118TSI – Standard Specifications (Highlights):

  • 1.4 litre TSI twincharged petrol engine with 118kW of power
  • BlueMotion Technology with Start / Stop system & brake energy recuperation
  • Front wheel drive
  • Electro-mechanical power steering
  • Electro-mechanical parking brake with Auto Hold function
  • Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP), ABS, Brake Assist, EDL and ASR
  • Daytime driving lights
  • Front, front side and curtain (front and rear) airbags (6)
  • Safety optimised front head restraints
  • “Portland” 16×6.5” alloy wheels with 215/65 R16 tyres (4)
  • Weight and space saving spare wheel and tyre
  • Chrome radiator grille and Black roof rails
  • Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors
  • Cruise control and Multi-Function Display (MFD Plus)
  • RCD310 audio system with MP3 compatible CD player and auxiliary input socket
  • Media Device Interface (MDI) – supplied with USB connection cable
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity with Bluetooth audio streaming
  • Air conditioning (manual control) with chillable glove box
  • Chrome trim on instrument cluster, gearshift lever surrounds and door handles
  • Multi-function leather steering wheel with aluminium decorative insert
  • Cloth seat upholstery and front seats with height adjustment
  • Front centre armrest with storage
  • 60:40 split/folding, sliding and reclining rear seat backrest with load through provision
  • Remote central locking with deadlock mechanism and auto locking (programmable) after take-off
132TSI & 103TDI – Standard Specifications (Highlights):
(Above 118TSI)
  • 2.0 litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine with 132kW of power or
  • 2.0 litre TDI turbocharged common rail diesel engine with 103kW of power
  • BlueMotion Technology with Start / Stop system & brake energy recuperation (103TDI)
  • 4MOTION all wheel drive
155TSI – Standard Specifications (Highlights):
(Above 132TSI & 103TDI)
  • 2.0 litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine with 155kW of power
  • Driver Fatigue Detection System
  • “Philadelphia” 17×7” alloy wheels with 235/55 R17 tyres (4)
  • Front fog lights with static cornering lights, mounted in lower bumper
  • Chrome trim around window frames
  • Silver metallic decorative trim in doors
  • Chrome lower side mouldings
  • Chrome roof rails
  • Dark tinted rear side windows and rear window, 65% light absorbing
  • Low tyre pressure indicator
  • Air conditioning, dual zone automatic climate control
  • Rear folding table on back of driver & passenger seats with cup holder (2)
  • Front seat backrest storage pockets
  • Parking distance sensors rear with audible warning and OPS
  • Automatic headlight activation with coming / leaving home function
  • RCD510 touchscreen audio system with MP3 compatible 6 disc CD changer and SD card slot
  • Storage drawers under front seats
  • Front reading lights for driver and passenger
  • Illuminated vanity mirror for driver and passenger
  • Interior illumination for driver and passenger footwell
  • Automatic dimming interior rear–view mirror
  • Front sports seats with Alcantara / cloth combination upholstery
  • Rain sensing wipers


Description 	                                           Avail. Model Grade/s 	Code
Metallic / Pearl Effect paint 	                           All models 	                -
Panoramic glass sunroof  	                           All models 	                PS9
RNS510 satellite navigation system 	                   All models 	                R2Z
Anti-theft alarm system 	                           All models 	                WD2
Vienna leather upholstery with electric driver’s seat 	   All models 	                WLR
Park Assist 2 	                                           All models 	                7X5
Adaptive chassis control 	                           All models 	                WDD
Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights 	   All models 	                WXE
18”New York Alloy Wheels 	                           All models 	                PJF
Front Fog lights 	                                   118TSI, 132TSI, 103TDI 	8WH
Comfort Package *1 	                                   118TSI, 132TSI, 103TDI 	P90

Exterior Colours

  • Candy White – B4B4
  • Titanium Beige Metallic – 0N0N
  • Night Blue Metallic – Z2Z2
  • Deep Black Pearl Effect – 2T2T
  • Pepper Grey Metallic – U5U5
  • Reflex Silver Metallic – 8E8E
  • Wild Cherry Red Metallic – 2K2K

Interior Trim

  • Black cloth upholstery – DM
  • Black Vienna leather appointed upholstery – DM (with WLR)
  • Corn Silk Beige Vienna leather appointed upholstery – XU (with WLR)


118TSI, 132TSI & 103TDI

  • Portland
  • 16×6.5“ alloy wheels
  • 215/65 R16 tyres


  • Philadelphia
  • 17×7“ alloy wheels
  • 235/55 R17 tyres


  • New York
  • 18×7“ alloy wheels
  • 235/50 R18 tyres

Comfort Package *1

  • Automatically dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Ambient dashboard lighting
  • Air conditioning, dual zone automatic climate control
  • Automatic headlights, coming, leaving home function and rain sensing wipers
  • Front Driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirror
  • Foot well lighting for driver and passenger
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers    

Tiguan 132TSI Pacific (special model)

  • Available to order from November 2011 Calendar Week 45/11 2011
  • Replaces Tiguan 132TSI 6 speed manual and Tiguan 132TSI DSG
  • Regular availability of DSG updates to be provided by Volkswagen logistics

Model Code   –      Model Description

5N20N2P/12   –   Tiguan 132TSI Pacific 6 speed manual
5N20N3P/12   –   Tiguan 132TSI Pacific 6 speed Tiptronic Automatic

Standard Specifications (Highlights):

  • 6 speed conventional Tiptronic automatic transmission or 6 speed manual
  • Special Pacific badging on rear tailgate
  • 2.0 litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine with 132kW of power
  • 4MOTION all wheel drive
  • Park Assist 2
  • Comfort Package
    • Automatically dimming interior rear view mirror,
    • Ambient dashboard lighting
    • Air conditioning, dual zone automatic climate control,
    • Automatic headlights, coming, leaving home function and rain sensing wipers
    • Front Driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirror,
    • Foot well lighting for driver and passenger
    • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Front fog lights

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