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3 Mar 2008

VOLKSWAGEN has presented its Tiguan compact SUV at the Melbourne motor show, revealing the full engine line-up and specifications - and a $33,990 starting price.

The German car giant's first small SUV will arrive here in late May or early June, with models named in line with their power outputs.

Launched in Europe in October last year, the first models to arrive in Australia will be the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel Tiguan 103TDI, priced at $35,990 (plus $2300 for a six-speed auto) and equipped with a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel producing 103kW and 320Nm.

In the third quarter, the entry-level 125TSI model – with a detuned 125kW/280Nm 2.0-litre petrol engine – will be released, priced from $33,990 for the manual ($2000 more than its stated rivals, the Nissan X-Trail, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester) and $36,290 for the auto.

Also coming later will be the 2.0-litre petrol-engined 147TSI auto, with 147kW and 280Nm, costing $42,990.

Standard equipment includes electronic stability control, six airbags (including side curtain airbags), cruise control, an electronic park brake, trip computer, ‘semi-automatic’ air-conditioning and 16-inch alloy wheels.

The petrol turbo version also gets parking sensors, dual-zone air-conditioning, automatic headlights, a premium sound system, 17-inch alloys and a tyre-pressure monitoring system.

VW spokesman Jon Dawe said he expects Tiguan sales to reach about 3000 vehicles a year.

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