Launched in 2007, the first-generation model was Volkswagen's first SUV, introducing to the range the concept of a raised-up, five-seater car with a versatile interior and a good-sized boot; you can read more about it here.
This latest version builds on the strengths of that original Tiguan, offering more space, a classier feel and improved efficiency.
It's still designed mainly for on-road use, but the four-wheel-drive 4Motion versions now feature adjustable drive modes that help you tackle different conditions. True, the Tiguan is no Land Rover in the rough, but it has more than enough ability for the vast majority of buyers.
Engines range from a 1.4-litre petrol with 123bhp to a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel with 237bhp, although the lowest powered models come with front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox only; if you want an automatic 'box and four-wheel drive, you’ll need to look at engines with 148bhp and above.
Read on over the next few pages for everything you need to know about the Volkswagen Tiguan, including which engine and trim to choose.