Volkswagen Group Malaysia has made the Tiguan more financially reachable by launching a 1.4 TSI variant which goes for a tempting RM178,888.
The new price represents a RM60k price cut from the 2.0 TSI variant. However, engine capacity is not all the new variant has lost. Also gone is power to the rear wheels as the 1.4 TSI is only available in FWD format.
Nevertheless, the Tiguan 1.4 TSI still packs the punch to stand up against similarly-priced rivals such as the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5 as twin-charging helps the relatively small power plant generate a healthy 158hp and 240Nm of torque.
Delivering power to the front wheels is a six-speed DSG unit which helps propel the compact SUV from 0-100kph in 8.9 seconds to a top speed of 189kph.
Combined fuel consumption is rated at 7.1 litres per 100km – an impressive figure for a 1.5-tonne crossover which should ensure that your savings extend throughout the ownership period, and not just at the point of purchase.
Seems like a mighty good deal on paper, this one. We’ll tell you more about it once we get hold of a unit for a more comprehensive test drive.