This is one of the most popular lease deals in the UK, offering a mix of quality, design and value. The latest generation of Tiguan, which launched in early 2017, was a huge improvement on its predecessor, which had the box-like appearance and stiff driving.
To stop VW falling behind in the 4×4 and crossover race, they introduced a newer, and improved model, which is clearly more refined in appearance coupled with the driving quality you would expect from the ever-popular Golf.
The result is one of the best all round lease cars, appealing to both personal and business user alike. With the Tiguan being more akin to a Golf, in terms of cabin space and luggage, this is an appropriate family car. In contrast the VW T-roc is more similar to a Polo in size and is perhaps a tad smaller than customers expect; to confirm, they are not spacious family SUVs! Additionally, the brand new VW Touareg is a bigger luxury vehicle; this is for customers with a sizeable budget and an appetite for a big car (think BWM X5, Audi Q7 and Mercedes GLE). For customers purchasing online, just bear in this mind when conducting your searches.
VW Tiguan Trim, Coin Series & Special Editions…
So which VW Tiguan should I order? Ultimately, this will depend on budgets (plus engine requirements and 2WD/4WD requirements) but you do have a healthy choice:
· The “S” – the basic model is a little no-frills for some customers but is likely to suit those on a budget. With 17” alloys, air conditioning, 8” touch screen, lane assist, front assist and a leather 3-spoke steering wheel, this probably lacks some of the creature comforts many drivers want;
· The “SE” and “SE Nav” – these are more wholesome than an S and are likely to be one of the most popular options to lease (principally due to their cost). With 18” alloys, climate control, adaptive cruise control, navigation, high beam assist, fog lights and front/rear parking sensors, many personal and business users will be satisfied with the car. Aesthetically the SE still looks pretty sharp;
· The “SEL” – a far more luxurious option in the Tiguan brand. With 19” alloys, LED headlights, 14-way adjustable driver seat, panoramic sunroof and the winter pack (heated seats and washer nozzles), this will satisfy nearly all drivers. While it is likely to be £30-£50 per month more than the SE, the extras are worth paying for; and
· The “R Line” – the top of the range Tiguan model you can procure. Fundamentally, this offers a more sporty appearance; in principal a mini-Touareg. With 20” alloys, 12.3” screen, R Line styling pack and LED headlights with dynamic curve assist, you would not be disappointed with this model. This is often the flagship model for all Tiguan adverts online.
In terms of fuel choice, in the diesel variations you have the 2.0 litre 150ps and 190ps supplemented with a 240ps Bi-turbo option (0-62 in 6.5 seconds!). The petrol utilises the 1.4TSI 125ps and 150ps engine which is commonly the choice for many Golf users and this is supplemented with a more exciting 2.0 180ps model (0-62 of a more conservative 7.7 seconds). Choosing the right engine is becoming more and more difficult, as customers are offered so much information (some of which is not useful!) that they don’t know which is the right route forwards. As we have been discussing, the new WLTP standards are placing more pressure on manufacturers to ensure the technical information they supply is valid and accurate – this comes into force to avoid any allegations of “mis-selling” and “mis-quoting” which is currently being publicised.
The WLTP is also complimented by the Real Driving Emission (RDE) test which will measure pollutants such as NOx while being driven on the road. Europe is the first region in the world to start measuring “on the road” emissions, as traditionally many tests have been carried out under laboratory conditions. From September 2019, all car types (including an LCV/commercial vehicle) will have to go through RDE step 1 which will allows a NOx conformity factory of 2.1. From Jan 2020 all new model types of vehicles will have to conform to RDE step 2, which has a NOx conformity factor of 1. By Jan 2021 ALL new models will have to conform to these standards. You may have read the issue with a diesel vehicle is its potential NOx pollution; this increased measure will monitor this more closely.
As we will discuss later, congestion zones which are already in place in London (with Leeds/ Manchester and Liverpool to follow) will also help influence the fuel choice for any vehicle. In addition to this information, you also have to consider the type of driving you have. This should be one of most fundamental considerations when selecting your next car option. For example, if you are covering 50,000 miles per annum, mainly on the motorway, an electric vehicle or petrol vehicle may not be the ideal choice. In the same way, if you engage in stop/start city and urban driving, a petrol or electric vehicle may be more appropriate for you. Do not just be influenced by the price of a vehicle; no matter how competitive a leasing deal is, if the car isn’t suitable for your needs and requirements, this just won’t be the right solution for you.
In terms of the car shown here, the Volkswagen Tiguan Diesel Estate 2.0 Tdi BMT 150 SE Nav 5 Door (Manual), this is based on the following configuration:
· Urano Grey Solid Paint
· Rhombus Cloth – Titan Black
· 18″ Patagonia Alloy Wheels
As standard the car includes discover navigation with an 8.0” colour screen, rhombus cloth upholstery, front and rear parking sensors, trailer stability programme, comfort seats, 18” alloys wheels, high beam assist, cornering fog lights, remote tailgate release, leather multifunction steering wheel, 8 speaker sound system, rain sensing wipers, tinted windows, DTC, front assist with city emergency braking, carpet mats, hill hold control, Bluetooth, adaptive cruise control, distance control assist, lane assist, fatigue detection, auto dimming rear view mirror, electric heated and folding door mirrors, DAB radio, body coloured externals, silver roof rails, climate control, leather gear knob, active pedestrian safety system, warning triangle, first aid kit, alarm with interior protection, immobiliser, XDS electric differential lock, steel space saver spare wheel and a pre-crash system. In terms of additional factory options to complete the car consider – power tailgate, electric panoramic sunroof and keyless entry.
On the technical-side, company car and business users can note the P1dd of £29,535.00 and CO2 at 125g/km. for calculation of company car tax liabilities. The 1968CC 6 speed manual engine delivers 150ps, 58.9 combined MPG and 0-62 times of 9.3 seconds. Service intervals on diesel Tiguan are now every 12 months or 10,000 miles, whichever lands sooner.
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