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Will an etrailer Hitch work for 2012 Tiguan purchased in Australia?

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Will the etrailer hitch for 2012 Tiguan suit Tiguan purchased in Australia?

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I checked the dimensions and weights and also the towing capacity for a 2012 Volkswagen made to Australian specifications. According to our research, your vehicle can handle up to 2000 lbs un-braked (please confirm with owners manual). So, even if your vehicle was purchased in Australia it MAY be able to become a tow vehicle, however the products that we carry at etrailer are designed to fit vehicles that are designed for the North American market. The above hitch is not a confirmed fit but as long as they have the pre-drilled holes under the groves in the bumper where the cutout is located then the hitch will work. Just make sure you check vehicle beforehand.

If you feel like you would like to proceed equipping your vehicle, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75658, which is our most popular and most used hitch for the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan. Very simple and quick install, I have provided the video for installation below.

In order to tow you will need a ball mount, hitch balls, and a pin and clips. We have a kit that includes everything you need to tow a trailer, etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit for 2" Hitches # 989900

To safely tow a trailer, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118675. This is a custom wiring harness, which plugs into the existing wiring. It's a plug and play model, no worries about cutting or splicing wires. The plug in location is behind the driver and passenger side tail lights.

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