VW Tiguan Match

VW Tiguan Match
5 Aug, 2013 2:33pm Tom Phillips

New Tiguan Match edition replaces Tiguan SE in the VW compact SUV line-up

The Volkswagen Tiguan Match has just been announced. It replaces the Tiguan SE in the firm’s compact SUV line-up, and, despite costing £450 less than the SE model, VW claims the Match offers £700-worth of extra equipment.

On the outside, there’s not much to distinguish the Tiguan Match, aside from a set of 17-inch ‘New Orleans’ alloys. However, on the inside, all Match models include an RNS 315 colour touchscreen sat-nav and a leather-trimmed multi-function steering wheel.

Bluetooth and an MDI media interface – for connecting your iPhone or a USB stick – is also included, while there’s also a CD/DVD player, SD card slot and DAB digital radio.

Two-zone climate control is standard, as are picnic tables, which fold up from the front seat backs. Front and rear parking sensors are included, as is Park Assist, which takes control of the steering wheel to either reverse or parallel-park the Tiguan into spaces 1.1-metres longer than the car.

The Tiguan Match is available with a choice of diesel and petrol engines and manual or DSG gearboxes. The powertrain line-up ranges from a two-wheel drive 158bhp 1.4-litre TSI petrol to a four-wheel drive 175bhp 2.0-litre TDI turbodiesel.

Prices for the Match start at £23,245 for the two-wheel drive 1.4-litre TSI manual, and rise to £28,740 for the four-wheel drive diesel model equipped with a DSG gearbox. The Match is on sale now, with the first cars expected in VW dealers in September.

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One of my neighbours who has recently moved in our street recently bought one of these (13-plate) in gun-metal paint job.

The first time I saw him I thought he's driving some sort of a jacked up Golf. Only when he drove near I realised it was a Tiguan.

Been watching top gear??

YAWN YAWN VW ,s corporate design is getting so so boring they all look the same just Like sister group Audi and Skoda and Seat oh dear !!

I have recently seen this car in person and I thought it was a sort of golf 4x4 and then on closer inspection saw it was the new shape Tiguan. I think it looks really nice – the old one was nothing to look at but in silver it looks really good.

Now that VW's reputation for reliability lies shattered on the floor, it is hugely lucky that this car has been styled truly as a thing of beauty and elegance...

My brother has had one for a few months now, bought it when it was 18 months old. Just went bye byes with a big ol' mighty bang! Why wont people listen, stop buying VAG they aren't good!

Too expensive and not very nice to look at.