Great value compact SUV
If a great value great looking SUV is what you are looking for the then this is your lucky day as now the new Volkswagen Tiguan Match is available. This new version costs £450 less than the Tiguan SE it replaces and comes with £700 of extra equipment so the Tiguan Match 1.4 TSI could be yours from just £23,245 on the road. The exterior of the Tiguan bears a strong resemblance to its ‘big brother’ the Volkswagen Touareg, the rear is very distinctive appearance with two part light clusters that form an ‘L’ shape while the low border of the lights follow a horizontal geometry.
The Match is offered with a wide choice of diesel and petrol engines from a two-wheel drive 1.4-litre TSI 160 PS petrol to a four-wheel drive 2.0-litre TDI 177 PS turbodiesel, with CO2 emissions from just 139 g/km.
Specification is extremely generous and well equipped with 2Zone electronic air conditioning and alarm, Park Assist plus Fatigue Detection system. The 2Zone climate control helps to keep the temperature just right on either side of the cabin and the Park Assist self-parking system takes control of the steering wheel to either reverse or parallel-park the Tiguan into spaces just 1.1 m longer than the vehicle.
Extra standard specification
On top this standard specification the new Tiguan adds the RNS 315 colour touchscreen satellite navigation system and new 17-inch ‘New Orleans’ alloys. Connectivity comes thanks to standard Bluetooth, as well as an MDI media interface with leads for iPhone (4 and earlier) and USB, while there’s also a CD/DVD player, SD card provision and a DAB digital radio. A multifunction steering wheel (which is trimmed in leather as is the gear lever and handbrake) enables operation without taking your hands from the wheel.
When you need to carry a load the rear seats in the Tiguan Match can be split 60:40 and can also be moved lengthways to increase luggage space or legroom as required by up to 16 cm. They can also be folded to increase luggage capacity from 470 to 1,510 litres. The front passenger seat backrest can be folded forwards to create a load space that is up to 2.5 metres long. There is also plenty of room for smaller items both in the under-seat drawers and also under the boot floor, alongside the space-saver spare wheel.
The Tiguan Match is available to order now with the first cars arriving in September.