Our Administration Manager Raewyn reviews the new Volskwagen Tiguan AllSpace
A new SUV has to make an immediate impression. This is a very competitive market so you’ve always got to have something with x-factor. You’ve got to have something which looks sharp on the road; something which is innovative and something which is easy to drive.
I drive an SUV myself and I really enjoy the versatility which they offer. You can tow the boat, store all your stuff and fit the whole family in.
So when we got the chance to test drive the Volswagen Tiguan Highline TDI DSG thanks to Giltrap Volkswagen, I was interested to see what it was all about.
To be honest it was gutsier and quieter than expected for a diesel. There is loads of space in the back for kids without the large-vehicle feel. The drive is easy with either DSG auto or switch to manual via steering paddle. It is great to drive around town or on the motorway; it’s quick off the mark but gentle. The bird’s eye reverse camera is just fantastic and such a useful tool, especially in New Zealand, where the car parks are often narrow and the views obscured. It’s a great car for busy families.
The body style is really nice and it strikes the right balance for a vehicle of its size.
On the inside, it’s a comfortable and stylish drive. There are user friendly features and functions -all at your fingertips, helpful and easy to use. It’s a bit of a challenge at the start to find what you’re looking for but once you do, it’s awesome. The DYNAUDIO Excite sound system gives you really clear audio and the hands free calling was excellent, even when you’re driving in areas where the reception isn’t the best.
It is a 7 seater SUV with handy pop down seats. Without the 7 seats the boot space is ample.
Some of the other safety features give you peace of mind too. There are 7 air bags, autonomous braking and cruise control.
With the price of petrol continuing to climb, the Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace is quite economical. The TDI DSG diesel model we had goes around 900km on a single tank. If you’re a more technical person, that’s 5.9L per 100km, which frees you up to get on with the jobs that matter.
Overall a good size SUV for females because it doesn’t feel like a ‘large’ vehicle but roomy enough for teenagers etc.
Oh and a very classy and stylish interior, loads of storage and features. You feel right at home. The seats are spacious and designed for comfort.
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan comes with a 3 year/45,000km of scheduled servicing (whatver comes first) and a 3 year unlimited mechanical warranty.*
So, if you’d like to find out more about leasing and hire purchase options on the Volkswagen Tiguan, give us a call on 0800 275 374, or fill in the quote request form below.
*This servicing and warranty offer is correct at the time of writing and subject to change at any time.