The Tiguan is a really important car for Volkswagen. It’s their third biggest seller in the UK behind the Golf and Polo. Consequently, when the time came to launch the latest edition of the Tiguan, VW was cautious in terms of the exterior styling.
That’s no bad thing because the Tiguan is instantly recognisable. It’s a tad wider and longer but it has a lower roof line, all of which makes the new Tiguan look more hunky.
And, if you go for the R-Line, you end up with a Tiguan that also looks sporty. If looks are important to you, this is the one to go for.
The Volkswagen Tiguan range starts at £23,990. No matter which level of trim you go for, you will have access to most of the engine range, all-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox. Entry level models use a 1.5 litre 129 bhp petrol engine, 6-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive only. You can also opt for a 2.0 litre diesel engine developing 148bhp.
Further up the trim range sees the arrival of a 148bhp petrol unit, a 187bhp diesel engine and a powerful but smooth, 2.0 litre petrol engine which delivers 227bhp.
The recently launched Match trim will be the most popular using the 148bhp diesel engine (58.9mpg, 0-60 in 9.3 seconds and a top speed of 127mph), but there’s something about the R-Line. It makes the Tiguan stand out from the crowd. You get 20inch alloys, side skirts, wheel arch extensions, sports seats, sat nav, air con, brilliant audio system with DAB etc. In fact, there’s nothing you need to add expect deciding whether you want the benefit of 4MOTION all-wheel drive. If you do you’ll need a further £1890.
Everything else about the R-Line is as per the rest of the range. It’s roomy, comfortable and, thanks to a large boot, will be ideal as either school run transportation or loaded to the gunwales for a trip to a holiday resort.
If you fancy some extra seating, try the Tiguan Allspace. Thanks to a longer wheelbase it has space for seven people.
If you need a car that becomes a cherished member of your family, the Volkswagen Tiguan will be ideal. Go along to your local Pulman Volkswagen showroom and take a look at the Tiguan and discover why it has become such a familiar sight on our roads.
Need a perfect all-rounder….you’ll love the Volkswagen Tiguan.
To book a test drive on a new Tiguan and to learn more visit: www.pulmanvolkswagen.co.uk/new/cars/Tiguan