VW’s revised 2019 Tiguan

14 January 2019

VOLKSWAGEN has revised its Tiguan model range, which the company says now offers better value, even though prices rise to a new high of almost £39,000.

This is because although there is a small price increase, there is a big equipment boost.

Current trim and equipment designations are ditched in favour of new ones that indicate the new kit that is included.

For example, R-Line becomes R-Line Tech, for obvious reasons, whilst the SE and SE Nav versions are replaced by Match models that are synonymous with high equipment levels.

These versions gain a rearview camera, park assist, keyless entry and 19-inch Victoria alloy wheels, and there is also a new 230bhp petrol engine added.

This package, when factoring in the price revision, equates to £1,130 of added value over the SE Nav model with the same engines and transmissions offered as the outgoing trims.

The Tiguan Match starts from £26,750 with Volkswagen’s 130bhp 1.5-litre petrol engine, two-wheel drive and a manual gearbox.

The Tiguan Match range is topped by a 190bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel variant with 4MOTION all-wheel drive and a DSG gearbox, costing £34,770.

With the total value of these extras worth £1,330, the £200 price increase over SE Nav models represents more than £1,100 of added value to the new models.

However, whilst it costs Volkswagen only a fraction of that to actually add the extra kit, the company gets more money whilst buyers appear to be saving on the deal.

The R-Line range is replaced by a new R-Line Tech trim, which now includes a £1,485 package of options comprising area view, park assist, keyless entry and full electric tailgate operation. The same £200 price revision equates to an extra £1,285 of standard equipment now fitted to the Tiguan R-Line.

Prices start at £33,150 for the 150bhp 1.5-litre petrol variant with a DSG gearbox, and £38,335 for the powerful new 230bhp 2.0 TSI version, with more engines to follow.

The new 230bhp engine produces 350Nm of torque, enabling a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 142 mph. The 230bhp engine is offered in both R-Line Tech and SEL Tiguans, and gets all-wheel drive and a seven-speed DSG gearbox. This range-topping petrol Tiguan achieves an official 37 mpg economy figure with CO2emissions of 175g/km. Versions designated as SEL equipped with the 230bhp engine are priced at £35,820.

Deliveries are due to start later this month, for both Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace variants, in both Match and R-Line Tech trims.

Prices range from £26,750 for the 1.5-litre 130bhp 2WD six-speed manual model, to £38,790 for the 2.0-litre turbodiesel 190bhp SCR 4MOTION seven-speed DSG.