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Moving up a league doesn’t always bring success. The rewards may be greater, but the competition will be tougher. So it is for the Volkswagen Tiguan.
The one-time Nissan Qashqai and Kia Sportage rival has been reinvented as a more expensive SUV, so now it’s up against formidable prestige-badged competition such as the BMW X1.
Fortunately, the new Tiguan builds on the strengths of the original, offering more space, a classier feel and improved efficiency.
It's still designed mainly for on-road use, but four-wheel-drive 4Motion versions now feature adjustable drive modes that help you tackle different conditions.
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 Tiguan, including which engine and trim to choose.
And don't forget to visit our new car deals to see if you can get a decent discount off a Tiguan.
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