Volkswagen South Africa has trimmed its Tiguan range from six derivatives to five, while also discontinuing the only TDI variant in the Tiguan Allspace line-up (taking the latter’s total to four models).
The Tiguan 2,0 TDI Comfortline, which had employed a 2,0-litre turbodiesel engine sending 81 kW and 280 N.m to its front axle via a six-speed manual gearbox, is no longer part of the local range. It was priced at R505 800 before its removal from VW SA’s price list.
Interestingly, though, the Tiguan 2,0 TDI 4Motion Comfortline, which has drive directed to all four corners through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, has had its peak power increased from 105 kW to 110 kW (maximum torque is unchanged at 340 N.m). The price for this variant has increased by R2 800 to R568 800.
And the Allspace range? Well, only TSI-powered models remain after the Tiguan AllSpace 2,0 TDI (which was fitted with the 110 kW/340 N.m oil-burner mentioned above) was removed from the line-up. This variant had been priced at R597 000 before its discontinuation.
Interestingly, VW SA has rationalised other diesel model ranges of late, having earlier in 2019 discontinued the Golf GTD as well as both TDI-badged derivatives in the Arteon line-up.
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