VW boosts Tiguan


Volkswagen Tiguan Match front
Volkswagen Tiguan Match  rear
Volkswagen Tiguan Match interior
Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line Tech  front
Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line Tech rear

REVISED trim levels and a powerful new petrol engine have been announced by Volkswagen for the Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace SUVs.

Although prices are going up by £200 in all cases, the German maker claims that the new Match and R-Line Tech trim levels will add up to almost £1,300 worth of additional kit over previous versions.

The new Match trim replaces the SE and SE Nav trims and adds a rear view camera, park assist, keyless entry and 19-inch Victoria alloy wheels. After the £200 price increase is factored in, VW reckons that this equates to £1,130 of added value over the previous SE Nav spec.

The Match line-up starts from £26,750 with Volkswagen's 130 PS 1.5-litre TSI EVO petrol engine, two-wheel drive and a manual gearbox and is topped by a 190 PS two-litre TDI SCR diesel variant with all-wheel drive and a DSG gearbox at £34,770.

The new R-Line Tech trim replaces the previous R-Line spec and includes a £1,485 package of additional options including area view, park assist, keyless entry and full electric tailgate operation. After the £200 price hike, this adds an extra £1,285 of value, says VW, with prices now starting at £33,150 for the 150 PS 1.5-litre TSI EVO variant with a DSG gearbox.

A new, more powerful, two litre, 230 PS engine is now available at the top of the R-Line Tech petrol range - and also in SEL models - coupled with four wheel drive and a seven-speed DSG gearbox giving a top speed of 142mph and acceleration from rest to 62mph in a sporty 6.3 seconds while achieving 36.7mpg on the new WLTP-approved combined cycle.

Fitted with the new engine, the R-Line Tech will set you back £38,335 with the SEL version costing £35,820.

Deliveries of the new Match and R-Line Tech models are expected to start later this month.

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