13 May 2016
Review

This is the all-new Volkswagen Tiguan, the second-generation of VW's compact SUV. Volkswagen says it "redefines the segment", which is a rather bold claim.

In order to test it, we've driven the Tiguan both on road and off road, to see whether it really can beat the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, Kia Sportage and other small SUVs and crossovers.

Watch the video above to join Alan Taylor-Jones behind the wheel and let us know in the comments below, would the Tiguan be your pick of the class?

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13 May 2016
That 75% 4WD suggests to me that the UK buyer of the Tiguan is looking for something other than a pseudo 4x4 style statement. The Qashqai is available with 4WD, but I am suspecting the greater proportion of Nissan's buyers do not opt for that spec. Maybe they would buy an X-Trail.

16 May 2016
In the UK the exclusive darling of the 55+ year old caravan fraternity that need 4WD to drag a tarted shed into some muddy field far away from anywhere interesting and sit in a camping chair drinking Belgium lager from Asda.

13 May 2016
Please realise that this is no longer written journalism and that you're being filmed; that jacket! May I suggest a more neutral garment next time around so that we can focus on the task at hand (and not have this being the talking point)?
Sorry, I'm normally reserved about personal choices, but jeez, this one was unpassable ;-)

15 May 2016
Where do you get you reviewers from? He looked like an unemployed yob!
Why was the Tiguan not tried over wet and muddy surfaces. Those it had to deal with in the review were a doddle for most vehicles anyway of the SUV ilk

 

 
 
 

16 May 2016
Had a poke around one at the London Motor Show, seems to have a properly generous spec these days and a boot that you can actually fit stuff in.


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