Volkswagen Tiguan expands with money-saving Match edition

Match means value in Volkswagen-speak. The launch of a new Tiguan Match brings more equipment and £1,000 of added value

Volkswagen Tiguan MatchThe Volkswagen Tiguan was Britain’s 14th best-selling car in 2018. The firm is now looking to double down on this popularity in 2019 with the launch of an added-value Match edition

Match is Volkswagen-speak for extra features and cash savings. The Tiguan Match thus replaces two models, SE and SE Nav, and brings in more equipment than either of them. 

Volkswagen Tiguan Match

It’s added a rear view camera, park assist, keyless entry and big 19-inch ‘Victoria’ alloys onto the standard spec of SE Nav (which, as its name suggests, also includes sat nav). 

Volkswagen’s calculated that the total customer saving totals £1,130, even when the “small price revision” (i.e. £200 price increase) over the old SE Nav is factored in.

Volkswagen Tiguan Match

Prices for the Tiguan Match start from £26,750 for a 1.5 TSI Evo 130, in front-wheel drive manual guise. DSG autos and 4Motion all-wheel drive can be added, and buyers can also pick from 1.5 TSI Evo 130, 2.0 TSI 230, 2.0 TDI 150 and 2.0 TDI 190 engines. It’s offered in regular Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace, too.

It’s not only at the value end of the range that Volkswagen is revising trims, though. At the top of the line, R-Line has been replaced by R-Line Tech, which comes wtih £1,485 of options. 

Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line Tech

The extras? ‘Area view’ (a fancy rear-view camera), park assist, keyless entry and full electric tailgate operation. Again, it has a price hike of £200, making the total saving £1,285. Prices for the R-Line Tech start from £33,150.

The petrol range now stretches right up to £38,335, for an new range-topping 230hp 2.0-litre TSI 4Motion. Why would you want it? For a combination of 36.7mpg and 0-62mph in 6.3 seconds, that’s why. 

Remember, it’s basically the engine that’s already used in the Volkswagen Golf GTI

Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line Tech

“The Tiguan is already a favourite with UK car buyers,” said product manager Brian Luckie, “being our third best-selling model behind the Golf and Polo.

“This addition of over £1,000 of extra equipment and extra value only strengthens its case. With this equipment included, not only is the Tiguan better value, but even more convenient.”

Ordering for both new Tiguans is open now with deliveries due later in the month. 

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Richard Aucock
Richard is director at Motoring Research. He has been with us since 2001, and has been a motoring journalist even longer. He won the IMCO Motoring Writer of the Future Award in 1996 and the acclaimed Sir William Lyons Award in 1998. Both awards are run by the Guild of Motoring Writers and Richard is currently chairman of the world's largest organisation for automotive media professionals. Richard is also a juror for World Car Awards and the UK juror for the AUTOBEST awards.


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