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The Top Gear car review:Volkswagen Tiguan
For:Feels more grown up, roomier interior, broad engine ranges includes a plug-in hybrid
Against:Still hardly the last word in excitement
What is it?
Volkswagen’s all-new, Mk2 Tiguan. You may not realise it but the first one has been phenomenally popular, outselling the Land Rover Defender’s 67-year production run in a mere eight years. The new one, naturally, is a strong evolution rather than a revolution, but it’s a fine one. Looks good too, no?
Volkswagen has tried to give it more substance and status, moving the Tiguan upmarket so it’s better able to take on rivals such as the Land Rover Discovery Sport. This also addresses a grumble of the first one – interior space wasn’t quite where it should be for a family-focused SUV
The fastest2.0 BiTDi BMT 240 4Motion R-Line 5dr DSG
The cheapest1.4 TSi BMT 125 S 5dr
The greenest2.0 TDi BMT 115 S 5dr