If you were thinking of buying a new Volkswagen Tiguan SE, be prepared to be disappointed – it’s no longer available. But before you head off to cry into your Cheerios, there’s some good news.
The Volkswagen Tiguan SE has been replaced by the Tiguan Match which is not only cheaper than the SE, it’s also better equipped. Clearly there’s something wrong with the calculators in Wolfsburg.
The compact SUV now costs 450 less than the outgoing SE, but offers 700-worth of extra equipment. Buyers can now look forward to a colour touchscreen sat nav and 17-inch ‘New Orleans’ alloys.
Bluetooth connectivity also comes as standard, as does dual-zone climate control, DAB radio, multifunction leather steering wheel and a USB port.
Naturally there’s no change to the Volkswagen Tiguan’s level of practicality, which includes a 60:40 split rear seat, 470 litres of boot space, 1,510 of luggage space with the seats folded down, plus – with the passenger seat folded forward – a load space of up to 2.5 metres long.
Pick of the engines has to be the 2.0-litre TDI with BlueMotion technology and a six-speed manual gearbox, which offers a combined MPG of 53.3 and 139g/km CO2 emissions. It’s priced from 24,440 before you get busy with the options.
Priced from: 23,245
Available from: Now
The Volkswagen Tiguan is one of the most expensive cars in its sector, so the launch of the Match is clearly aimed at presenting a more value-led offering.
That said, the quality of the Tiguan still shines through and a higher price paid in the showroom is often reflected in the value of the car when it comes to resale.