Volkswagen Tiguan Match launched along with new 227bhp petrol engine

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    VW’s mid-sized SUV gets a better equipped Match base-model, a new range-topping R-Line Tech variant and a 227bhp turbo petrol engine
    Following its recent run-out edition Golf, Volkswagen has announced a series of tweaks to the line-up of the Tiguan SUV, including a new 227bhp petrol engine and a value-added Match model. This new trim level replaces the Tiguan SE and SE Nav models, offering more standard equipment at a reduced cost, with prices starting at £26,750.

    The new base-model builds on the specification of the Tiguan SE Nav, adding a rear-view camera, parking assist, keyless entry and 19-inch alloy wheels. Other standard features include an eight-inch touchscreen with DAB radio and sat-nav, lane-keeping assist and a collision warning system.

    Volkswagen will also replace the Tiguan’s range-topping R-Line trim level with a new R-Line Tech model. Prices start at £33,150 and, like the Match edition, it offers more standard equipment for less money, adding park assist, keyless entry, a 360-degree camera and a fully-electric tailgate to the outgoing R-Line Tiguan.

    In addition, VW now offers the Tiguan with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 227bhp and 350Nm of torque, borrowed from the current Golf GTI. It feeds its power to all four wheels through a seven-speed DSG, giving the Tiguan a 0-62mph time of 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 142mph. Available in both Match and R-Line Tech models, prices will start at £38,335.

    The new engine and trim-levels are expected to hit showrooms later this month and will be available for both the standard Tiguan and the Tiguan Allspace 7-seater.

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    So these will be available on motability?

    #68613 Reply


    That’s more like it. I wonder if we’ll still be gouged on the AP even though the prices have dropped.

    #68625 Reply


    Anything over 200bhp will not be available. So forget about it. We disabled can’t be trusted with such power!

    #68628 Reply


    The 227bhp is an engine option though, so Match trim is still available without the 227Bhp engine?

    #68630 Reply

    Richard Harding

    Hope the R line Tech is available as it has the one item I really need which is a power tailgate and as I have a golf now I’d love to stay with VW

    #68631 Reply


    BHP seems such an arbitrary decision by insurance companies.

    My car is 231 bhp and is all the safer for it.

    I can pull away at traffic islands and junctions with total confidence, and yet never feel the need to break speed limits. I have a ‘heads up’ display which gives me my current speed alongside the speed limit, and it’s a  fact that even with 231 bhp on tap I am safer because of my car’s abilities. Insurance decisions should be made on much broader issues than engine power.

    #68650 Reply


    Hi Richard,

    i have had an email from motability this morning saying they have agreed with VW to add the updated Tiguan models (match and R-Line Tech) and expect them to be available on the scheme by the end of January.

    #68652 Reply


    Ad1 even though I posted this thread, I am not the biggest Tiguan fan. One of the main problems with the scheme is that frequently you have to compromise with regard to your car choice. So I look forward to seeing the AP for two models you have mentioned and, assuming there are no major problems with the APs, I will have a visit to my local dealer and have a look.

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    It’s a shame that we’ve lossed the SEL model as that was the ideal one for me. So now it’s between the Match or the R-Line. The match has only Halogen Headlamps and no Active Info Display or Pan Roof – which is a shame as they are extras now. So even if the AP comes down by £300 it will cost £2000 or more to bring it in line with the Outgoing SEL spec methinks.

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    I hope that when the updated Tiguan R line tech is added to the scheme that we are able to get it in the 4 wheel drive , 190ps diesel variant

    #68655 Reply


    It seems to me, that motability will know just now which spec will be going on the scheme. I wonder if wmc can get any further info.

    I, ideally, would have wanted an EV and I went to see the kia e Nero with a view to purchasing it out with the scheme, but it was too small for us. The way things are going I can’t see a usable EV on the scheme anytime soon, so I am reluctantly on the lookout for a largish diesel SUV and this could be the one.

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    When I called the other week to extend I was asking the advisor about the price cap, existing AP’s and specifically the Tiguan R as it’s almost a like for like swap with my current car. However at the time of the call it was only available in a 2wd lower output of 150ps but for a higher AP than I got my current car a few years back even though my current car was at the time about 5/6 grand more expensive RRP wise, and I was asking if there was some way of applying to get the 4wd 190ps version

    i don’t think she sounded too clued up to be honest, but she did say if I called back they could contact their maker letting department who would have a a better idea of what new cars/models were due to appear on the scheme

    where as I was actually wanting to apply for a specific car and hoping that something could be worked out

    ill wait n see what happens when the new Tiguan models are rolled out, their RRPs and AP before deciding my next move

    but like your good self , I think it’ll be a case of trying to get as close to what I have the now until something major changes with the EV’s

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    The SEL is still on the list in both manual and auto. The SEL is still going to be produced. I would have thought Motability will keep it on the list. The only Tiguans no longer available for factory order is the SE, SE Nav and the R-Line.

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    Yeah the new R Line tech will be on the scheme soon enough , I just hope something is done with the pricing so the 190ps , 4wd auto is made available to us

    I wouldn’t be interested in the SEL model

    #68659 Reply


    I am interested in the SEL for my next 3 year motability lease, though from what my dealer says it’s unlikely I will be able to test drive one because there are none around.

    Winston – Out of interest why wouldn’t you be interested in one?

    #68660 Reply


    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Yeah that’s going to be difficult at this time to secure a test drive 👎🏻</p>
    I wouldn’t want the SEL just based purely on Asthetics, you put the SEL and R next to each other and in my book they are night and day, so the full body kit, the cheap looking grey plastic at the bottom of the SEL , the chunkier tyre profile on the Alloy set up etc just make the difference for me

    if you don’t care about or even notice these things it’s great option and car and I’m not knocking anyone’s choice lol

    but it’s def not in my taste , and that’s what it boils down to for me

    #68661 Reply


    I ordered my SEL back in July and when I ordered mine there was not a test car available at all. I ended up test driving my own car as it arrived late September and I took delivery of it late October.

    #68662 Reply


    That’s great, how are you finding the car?

    #68663 Reply


    Hi Winston

    I absolutely love it. It is everything I want out of a car. I went for the 2.0TDi 150, 4Motion, DSG and it is a loverly smooth car. 

    #68665 Reply


    Fantastic news 😊 that’s what it’s all about! Looks magic! Hope it brings you many happy and safe hours of motoring 🙌🏻

    #68666 Reply


    It still has its appeal that when you go out you don’t want to stop driving it. The colour of mine is no longer available so I am quite lucky to get it. It looks different in different light conditions.

    If anyone is interested I can recommend JCT 600 in Hull and you’ll get £500 off the AP.

    #68667 Reply


    That’s a sign you chose the right car! I love driving and having a car I love to drive gives me a sense of freedom and chance to escape the daily struggles and mundane life , so it’s great to hear you enjoy it so much 😊

    the colour is lovely , and the discount just seals the deal 🙌🏻

    #68668 Reply


    Thanks Winston – problem is the R currently isn’t on the scheme.

    SEL as far as I can see is the nicest one, for the higher bhp  I want.

    #68669 Reply


    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Yeah the R was only removed in the last couple of days and earlier in this thread it’s been confirmed that it’s going to be reintroduced towards the end of the month in the new R line Tech specification</p>
    I’ve just extended my lease by 2 years ( I can still order a new car st any point though ) so I can just sit quietly and watch what happens the new VW pricing and what does or doesn’t appear on the scheme 😊

    #68671 Reply


    Okay I probably will be ordering around early March, I still haven’t been able to drive any of the cars I am interested in yet, dealers just don’t have them in.

    So if it does appear before then I will bear in mind.

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