Volkswagen Australia Launches Tiguan 1.4 TSI With 160 HP and DSG

Volkswagen has tried to stop its demising sales of Tiguan small SUVs by introducing a sporty new engine to the range which is also economical and easy to drive.
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The new model for this market is called the 118 TSI because it offers 118 kW of power, equivalent to 160 PS. The twinchargher 1.4-liter TSI that you can also get on cars like the Beetle develops 240 Nm of torque and is paired to a DSG6 gearbox.

At AU$35,990, the Tiguan 1.4 TSI is now the cheapest DSG model in the range, being $5000 less than the 132TSI Pacific, a 180 PS model that use a 2l engine.

Besides being relatively affordable, the model is also efficient, with 7.3 liters consumed per 100 km combined kilometers. It's 0.4 liters less frugal than a manual but in the real world that will shrink right down.
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