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Volkswagen introduces a sharply-priced entry-level 118TSI Tiguan variant
11 Oct 2011
VOLKSWAGEN has enjoyed tremendous local market success with its Tiguan in the booming compact SUV segment as it has quickly become the brand’s second-largest-seller here, so the introduction of an even cheaper entry-level model is big news for the brand. And our first drive of the new sub-30K Tiguan shows it to be a worthwhile addition to the range, with excellent performance from the car’s brilliant twin-charged engine and enough grunt to make using the standard six-speed manual gearbox anything but a chore. And a visit to the petrol station will delight with an economy rating of just 6.9L/100km on the combined cycle, though that’s on more expensive 95-octane fuel.
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The Tiguan was Volkswagen’s first compact SUV and offered buyers in that segment European style, dynamics and safety at a price comparable to its Asian competition.
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