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.
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.
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 At the top of the line, R-Line has been replaced by R-Line Tech, which comes wtih £1,485 of options.
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.
“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.