What is it?
Volkswagen has fitted the Tiguan with the higher-powered version of its familiar 2.0-litre common-rail TDI diesel motor.
The vital stats are promising enough, with 168bhp and 258lb of torque - 30bhp and 28lb ft more go than the existing TDI 140.
Happily, the more powerful engine offers near-identical 40mpg fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
What’s it like?
The hotter engine’s extra horsepower adds a useful surge of urgency between 40- and 70mph, which the TDI 140 lacks.
This Tiguan can achieve 0-62mph in 8.9 seconds but, at urban speeds, the engine’s relatively narrow powerband means that you’re still aware of a surprising slothfulness when trying to press on amongst stop-start traffic.
The steering is fine too (there’s a button to lighten the weight of the wheel for parking) and the Tiguan’s composed handling is one of its strongest assets.