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It seems Volkswagen Malaysia has introduced a new Tiguan variant – the brochure and price list for the Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4 TSI have popped up on its website.

The facelift model first landed in Malaysia in 2011 carrying a 210 PS/280 Nm 2.0 litre TSI, a seven-speed wet clutch DSG and 4Motion AWD driving all four wheels. This new Tiguan 1.4 TSI variant has a twin-charged EA111 1.4 litre four cylinder engine that sends 160 PS at 5,800 rpm and 240 Nm of torque between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm to the front wheels only.

Yes, that’s the Mk6 Golf TSI‘s engine, but no dry-clutch seven-speed DSG here – you get a wet-clutch six-speed DSG instead. The SUV does the century sprint in 8.9 seconds before hitting a 198 km/h top speed, while start/stop and regenerative braking (the Tiguan 2.0 TSI doesn’t have them) lets it claim a combined fuel consumption of 7.1 litres per 100 km.

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On the outside, you’ll notice the 1.4 TSI variant gets auto halogen headlamps, front fog lamps with static cornering lamps, plus 17-inch ‘Boston’ five-spoke alloys (Tiguan 2.0 TSI has 17-inch ‘New Orleans’ multi-spoke alloys) wrapped in 235/55 series tyres.

Interior features include Climatic semi-auto air-con, an electronic parking brake with auto-hold, Radio RCD 310 (MP3, CD, AUX, eight speakers), rain-sensing windscreen wipers and Silver Metallic door trim.

The seats are trimmed in ‘Milan’ Alcantara (Tiguan 2.0 TSI has ‘Vienna’ leather), although the gear knob and steering wheel are leather-wrapped. Rear seats are split 60:40, feature an armrest, and can slide, recline and fold. Six airbags, ESC, Isofix, an anti-theft alarm and drowsiness detection are standard.

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But that’s not all. An optional Tech Pack gives you lots of goodies – bi-xenon headlamps with LED DRLs, Bluetooth, Climatronic auto dual-zone air-con, cruise control, dynamic headlight range adjustment with bending lights, foldable wing mirrors with curb view (when you engage reverse), a ‘Premium’ multi-function display, a multi-function steering wheel, Park Distance Control with reverse camera, Radio RCD 510 (6.5-inch touch-screen) and a USB adaptor cable.

Fully imported (CBU), the Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4 TSI is priced at RM178,888 nett (or RM179,608, OTR without insurance). The Tech Pack is a RM10k optional upgrade. A five-year warranty with unlimited mileage is offered, and Pure White, Reflex Silver, Titanium Beige, Pepper Grey and Toffee Brown body colours are available.

And guess what – this isn’t going to be the only VW Group SUV to be one-point-four-ed in Malaysia – we’ve spotted the Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI at JPJ!