Volkswagen Tiquan Allspace Elegance 147TDi SUV 2
The Volkswagen Tiquan Allspace seven-seat model was recently revised in a six-model petrol and diesel range. I drove the entry 2.0-litre 147kW turbo-diesel Elegance Allspace at $58,490 with seven-speed automatic and VW’s four-motion all-wheel drive. However, with the metallic paint option at $900 and a Sound and Vision option including 10 speaker Harmon Kardon stereo, a head up display and 360-degree camera all up cost on road was $68,375. Like many SUV’s prices have jumped this year lurching toward Luxury Car Tax territory. However, the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace AWD is one very highly equipped SUV. Yes, a seven-seater but the third-row seat is cramped at best and best for small kids. It works best as a roomy five-seater with excellent and practical luggage space. Instrumentation, switchgear, and touchscreen top class with the second-row seat adjustment allowing generous knee room, seats well-sized and nicely bolstered, the second row well served with air vents, climate controls and two USB ports. The interior package nicely appointed, well packaged and thought out from front to back although I found the new temperature control sliders were somewhat fussy to use. Warranty: five years/unlimited kms. With tight supply getting your hands on a VW Tiguan at present may prove to be the biggest challenge. I’m David Berthon.
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