Volkswagen Australia is putting orders for all but the most basic regular-wheelbase Tiguan on hold.
Orders for the 132TSI, 162TSI, and 147TDI versions of the Tiguan are being put on hold “until further notice” due to forecast tight supply for all-wheel drive cars in the second quarter of 2023.
The brand says there are examples of the 132TSI in stock and available, with a $49,990 drive-away price and a three-year service plan offer running until March 31.
It’s forecasting an improvement in supply for the base, front-wheel drive Tiguan 110TSI Life as things get tight elsewhere in the range.
Also in solid supply is the larger, seven-seat Tiguan Allspace – which is sourced from Mexico, rather than Germany like the regular wheelbase model.
All told, Volkswagen says there are more than 3500 examples of 132TSI, 162TSI, and 147TDI versions of the Tiguan in dealer stock across the regular- and long-wheelbase ranges.
Elsewhere in the Volkswagen range, supply of the Passat wagon and Alltrack, Arteon, and Touareg is solid. As confirmed earlier in 2023, a glut of T-Roc R hot SUVs is coming Down Under, and the non-R range is readily available.
The brand has confirmed it’s launching a new ‘Welcome Experience’ program, designed to make it simpler for soon-to-be owners to track their vehicle as it moves from the factory, onto a boat, into the dealer, and finally to their own driveway.
“Volkswagen is in a strong position for Tiguan 132TSI, Tiguan 162TSI Monochrome and Tiguan Allspace Adventure deliveries in the first quarter of this year, before 4Motion deliveries are impacted in the second quarter,” said Volkswagen passenger vehicles director Michal Szeniecki.
“It became increasingly important to balance this with improved Tiguan 110TSI Life and Tiguan R supply. The 1000 Tiguan R orders will be assisted by this, while additional T-Roc and T-Roc R stock will help balance continuing restrictions on Golf.”