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Volkswagen Group: the best-selling car maker in the world

Despite a horror year in terms of its Diesel emissions scandal the Volkswagen Group became the best-selling car maker in the world for the first time last year displacing long-time rival Toyota – part of the reason for its success was its second generation Tiguan SUV which the local company believes is their second most important product line here after their popular Golf. In fact the latest Tiguan is one of at least five new SUV’s Volkswagen intends to launch before 2021. I’ve just driven the popular 2.0-litre turbo-petrol Tiguan 132 Comfortline all- wheel-drive model at $41,490 with 7-speed DSG automatic. This time around the Tiguan has grown into the medium SUV segment with somewhat conservative styling and dearer prices but offers much more in features, space, polished performance, active safety features and a classy feel – it feels a premium SUV in many ways, a five-seat SUV that offers a spacious cabin and luggage space that’s simply class leading in medium SUV’s. I’m David Berthon.

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