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2018 VW Tiguan Allspace Road Test

2018 VW Tiguan Allspace Road Test

High Quality Tiguan impresses

The latest Tiguan delivers a desirable package filled with practicality, technology and quality. There’s a lot of room inside for a growing family, the cabin is well put together, and it’s crammed with modern luxury features too. Great residual values also ensure good long-term value with pre-owned purchases.

 

Specifications:

Model: 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace 1.4TSI Trendline (110kW) (DSG)

Pre-Owned Price: R 459 900

Mileage: 51 800km

Service Plan: Remainder of 5 Year/90 000km

Warranty: Remainder of 3-Year/120 000Km

Fuel Consumption (combined): 6.8-litres/100km

0-100km/h: 9.5 seconds

Contact: Oscar Malatjie from Lindsay Saker Gemiston at 087 893 7759

 

Introduction:

  • The latest Tiguan delivers a desirable package filled with practicality, technology and quality.
  • There’s a lot of room inside for a growing family, the cabin is well put together, and it’s crammed with modern luxury features too.
  • Great residual values also ensure good long-term value with pre-owned purchases.

 

Background and condition of vehicle:

  • This is immediately where you notice the quality of the Tiguan shining through.

  • After 51 800km of mileage the vehicle truly still looked like new.

  • Even the interior was still immaculate, and no scratches or imperfections were noticed at all.

  • High quality materials used throughout the interior should see this vehicle age well into the future.

  • Our Tiguan also came equipped with four brand new 235/50R19 tyres.  

 

Performance and Economy:

  • The Tiguan is one of the best performing mid-size SUV’s in its class. 

  • The 1 400cc turbocharged engine delivers a more than adequate 110kW of maximum power and a healthy 250Nm of torque.

  • Overall performance is really impressive considering the vehicles bulk and the 0-100km/h sprint time of 9.5-seconds compares well with the best performing vehicles of this nature on the market.

  • A smaller capacity engine also equals improved fuel economy and therefore the Tiguan’s combined fuel economy figure of 6.8-litres per 100km proved impressive.

 

How does it drive?

  • By SUV standards, the Tiguan Allspace rides very well.

  • It is smooth over bigger imperfections such as speed bumps, yet the suspension is still firm enough to stop the body from bouncing up and down too much along undulating roads.

  • The 6-speed DSG box is fantastic and not only responds quickly to throttle inputs, but also delivers silky smooth changes.

  • Overall the Tiguan certainly delivers a very comfortable driving experience.

 

Inside the vehicle:

  • Climbing in the Tiguan you immediately get an upmarket premium feeling.

  • As expected, the materials used throughout the cabin is of a high quality, while the interior lay-out also proved practical.

  • Although the Trendline comes packed with loads of luxury features our version on test was also kitted with numerous optional extras, which naturally enhanced the driving experience.

 

  • Climate control air-conditioning                                      - PDC with rear camera

  • Central Locking                                                                        - Electric windows                                    

  • Multi-function steering wheel                                            - Rain Sensor                 

  • On-Board trip computer                                                       - Auto headlights on  

  • Multi-media infotainment system                                    - Eco driving mode

  • Stop/Start                                                                                   - LED Headlights

  • Apple Car Play and Android Auto                                     - Paddle Shifters behind wheel  

  • Adaptive Cruise Control                                                        - Isofix rear seats                                      

  • Bluetooth phone connectivity                                            - Auto headlights on

  • USB and Aux ports and 12V connector                          - ABS with EBD and brake assist

  • Stability Control                                                                       - Front and Side Airbags (6)

  • Voice Command                                                                       - Folding trailer hitch

  • Leather Upholstery                                                                 - Large panoramic sunroof             

  • Optional 19-inch alloy wheels             

 

Space and Practicality:

  • Compared to other offerings at this price the Tiguan Allspace is one of the most spacious.
  • Scoring big marks for its 7-seater configuration and spacious interior at the price.
  • Practicality and boot space are great too, with various seating lay-outs on offer.
  • Boot space is quoted at 230/700/1 775-litres depending on the seating configuration.

 

Resaons to test drive:

  • A great all-round medium sized SUV that should provide enough space and practicality to accommodate most families, while offering first class comfort at the same time.
  • Our pre-owned Tiguan was in a pristine condition and although not cheap, it does deliver good value due to all of the optional extras fitted.

 

  • High quality
  • Great engine
  • Lots of luxury features
  • Top class comfort at the price
  • 7-seater

X Quality comes at a price

 


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