Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.
BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.
CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.
The total number of seats in the vehicle.
Number Of Seats
Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £310 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.
"THIS IS AN APPROVED AWARD WINNING DAS WELT AUTO VEHICLE. IT COMES WITH 12 MONTHS FULL VW GROUP WARRANTY/ BREAKDOWN COVER. FULLY PREPARED TO OUR EXACTING VW STANDARDS. AN EXCELLENT BUY!"
Tom Lyons, General Manager
|Heated rear window|
|Front and rear electric windows|
|Green tinted heat insulating glass|
|Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay|
|Heat insulated tinted glass from B pillar back|
|Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent delay|
|ESP with EDL + ASR|
|Electronic parking brake with auto hold|
|Bluetooth Telephone preparation|
|Speed sensitive power steering|
|Park assist with front and rear parking sensors and optical display|
|Lights on warning|
|Service interval indicator|
|Fatigue detection system|
|Elec heated + adjust door mirrors|
|Auto dimming rear view mirror/rain sensor|
|Body colour door mirrors with integral indicators|
|'Anthracite-Metallic' interior trim|
|Steel finish air vent surround|
|Silver decorative inserts in door panels|
|MDI with USB/iPod connection cables|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour door handles|
|Body coloured bumpers|
|Chrome roof rails|
|Chrome side window surrounds|
|Chrome trimmed front air intake surrounds|
|18" front module|
|Dusk sensor + auto driving lights|
|Automatic coming home lighting|
|Cornering front fog lights|
|2Zone electronic climate control with automatic air recirculation|
|Height/reach adjust steering wheel|
|Removable luggage cover|
|Storage tray on dashboard|
|Front cupholders x 2|
|Lockable cooled glovebox|
|Front centre armrest with storage + rear 2 air vents + cupholders|
|Front seatback folding tables|
|Storage tray + 12V socket in centre console|
|12V socket in luggage compartment|
|Storage compartment in driver's door|
|Storage compartment in passenger's door|
|Storage compartment in roof console|
|3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheel and gearknob|
|5 boot load lashing points|
|Load through provision with 2 cupholders when folded|
|White adjustable panel illumination|
|Storage under front passenger seat|
|Interior light with delay|
|Luggage compartment lighting|
|Front footwell illumination|
|Front reading lights|
|Front side airbags|
|Passenger airbag deactivate switch|
|Driver/Front Passenger airbags|
|3 rear 3 point seatbelts|
|Seatbelt warning lamp and buzzer|
|Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners|
|Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints|
|3 rear headrests|
|Isofix Preparation 2 Rear child seats|
|60/40 split folding rear seat|
|Foldable front passenger seat backrest|
|Front comfort seats with height/lumbar adjust|
|Front seat back storage pockets|
|Electronic engine immobiliser|
|Alarm with interior protection|
|Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys|
|Illuminated vanity mirrors|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Steel space saver spare wheel|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
A jacked-up Volkswagen Golf? Yes it is and it's sold so well it's maker now talks of this compact 4x4 as the 'fourth pillar' of the VW range. It only uses the Golf's best engines and has 4MOTION 4WD, so offers a lot more off-road prowess than you'd expect in this sector. With updated style and the 2.0 TDI's blend of pace and parsimony, it looks like a winner all the way.
The secret of the Volkswagen Tiguan's arrival was about as well kept as David Bellamy's back garden. Even if thinly disguised pictures of the vehicle hadn't surfaced in the press and journalists hadn't been allowed to drive one through the Namibian wilderness, most commentators could have had a pretty good guess that a VW-badged compact 4x4 was in the offing for the simple reason that virtually every mainstream marque that didn't already have a compact 4x4 was in the process of building one. The information put out by Volkswagen when it did put its hands up to the Tiguan was interesting in the way it differed from the standard compact 4x4 blurb. There was talk of entry and departure angles, hill descent control and electronically locking differentials. Was this a compact 4x4 that could actually do the business off-road? Up to a point, certainly. And it was enough to land VW with a sizeable success story. Indeed, the Tiguan sold so well, it had to release details and step up advance sales of the refreshed model earlier than planned as stocks of the pre-facelift car ran dry.
Save for the application of further BlueMotion tweaks to improve economy and emissions, the turbocharged and turbocharged/supercharged engine line up remains the same. The units are a familiar bunch with the 140PS 2.0 TDI diesel tested here likely to be the best seller. It even comes in 170PS form which makes it significantly swifter (0-60mph in 8.9s and 129mph flat out) without exacting too great a penalty in economy and emissions. If economy is top of the priority list, though, there's a super-frugal 110PS edition, too. Despite our growing affection for 4x4 vehicles as a nation, we don't take them off-road very much and people that do make regular forays into the undergrowth make damn sure they do so a Land Rover Defender or something similarly rugged. That said, off-road ability has become something of a badge of honour for compact 4x4s. Buyers don't need it but they'd like the model they choose to have it all the same. The 4x4 Tiguan uses the basic Haldex all-wheel-drive system from the Golf 4MOTION models but with a wider track and ground clearance increased to 189mm. More importantly, it has a nice line in electronic trickery to help it out of sticky situations.
Predictably, the restyle is fairly mild, concentrated at the front and intended chiefly to bring the car's looks into line with the rest of VW's current range. The headlights look more complex and feature daytime running LEDs, there's a wider and more imposing two-bar grille and a sleeker front bumper, too. LEDs also make an appearance in the taillights. Otherwise the exterior design is much as before. The glasshouse is a good deal narrower than the lower section of the car which fills out at the shoulder line to chunky effect. Inside, the design is lifted directly from the Golf and Golf Plus models but now includes the latest touchscreen infotainment system and multi-function steering wheel plus revised controls for the air conditioning. We know that the Tiguan is based on the Golf but Volkswagen have done a typically thorough job of converting their family hatch favourite into a 4x4. The Golf uses an all-aluminium sub frame but this was deemed not sufficiently strong to handle the buffeting that committed owners might subject their Tiguan too. As a result, the vehicle uses a modular sub-frame that's aluminium at the front and steel at the rear. The Tiguan is also the first vehicle to receive Volkswagen's electric steering system which has been designed to eliminate kickback and enhance accuracy.
The models offered are S, SE, Sport and Escape, most have 4MOTION four-wheel-drive but there are entry-level front-wheel-drive versions. As standard, the 4x4 Tiguan has 18 degree angle of approach, a figure that defines the size of obstruction the vehicle can drive over. Customers requiring additional off-road capability can choose a 28 degree angle of approach front end in the Escape version. This model comes with a radiator protection grille, underbody protection, hill descent control and a compass. If you really aren't interested in the vehicle's off-road ability but care more about the urban jungle, fear not because Volkswagen has developed a parking assist function that will automatically steer you into a parallel parking space.
That most owners will go for the diesel models is hardly a surprise when you consider that the mid-powered 2.0 TDI tested here returns 48.7mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 150 g/km. And as so often seems to be the case these days, the more muscular (170PS) variant isn't that far behind, posting 47.1mpg and 158 g/km. But customers wanting to cut running costs to the bone will find it hard to ignore the 53.3mpg and 139 g/km returned by the 110PS version of the 2.0 Tdi - very good going for a compact 4x4 - even a front-wheel-drive one. Though the upfront sticker price isn't cheap, whichever variant you choose, you'll probably be better off choosing this Volkswagen than a cheaper South Korean alternative when you factor in depreciation and whole life costs. Insurance group costs are low too, with a group 9 showing for the entry-level model.
Heated rear window, ABS+EBD+Brake assist, Bluetooth Telephone preparation, Speed sensitive power steering, Lights on warning, Elec heated + adjust door mirrors, 'Anthracite-Metallic' interior trim, MDI with USB/iPod connection cables...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||10.2|
|Engine Power - BHP||140|
|Engine Power - KW||103|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||4200|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||236|
|Engine Torque - MKG||32.6|
|Engine Torque - NM||320|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1750|
|Emissions - ICE|
|CO2 (g/km)||150 (g/km)|
|Noise Level dB(A)||74|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 5|
|Fuel Consumption - ICE|
|EC Combined (mpg)||48.7|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||55.4|
|EC Urban (mpg)||40.9|
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PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) a simple cost effective way to buy your new or nearly new
You choose the car, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. You will then receive a quote for fixed cost motoring for the length of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the car outright for an agreed lump sum (the GFV or final balloon payment), or hand the vehicle back to the lender.
Hire Purchase allows you to take ownership of a car once all payments are made.
This is one of the most popular methods to buy a new vehicle. You pay an initial deposit, then pay off the balance in monthly payments over an agreed period of time, when the payments are complete the car is yours.
One of the main benefits with Hire Purchase is the ability to buy a high value vehicle on
Hire Purchase allows you to tailor your finance package as deposit, length of time and monthly payments are all flexible.
Personal contract hire is very similar to normal contract hire, but is exclusively for
private individuals. This
is one of the most common form of leasing.
With a personal contract hire agreement you take control of a car for a contractual period – usually referred to as the ‘lease period’. You will make fixed monthly payments for the duration of the contract – when the contract expires you will simply return the car and take out a new personal contract hire lease. PCH means you never have to worry about resale values of your car.
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