The new Tiguan will be launched in South Africa towards the end of 2016. This is the first Volkswagen SUV to be based on the modular transverse matrix (MQB), and the manufacturer claims that it ‘sets new standards in design, comfort and functionality without compromising its off-road capabilities, which have been enhanced with a rugged all-wheel drive system.’
The new Tiguan has been receiving positive reviews from the international media. In the latest comparative test conducted by the largest motoring magazine in Germany, Auto Motor und Sport, the new Tiguan was chosen as the best SUV in its segment against its direct competitors. Recently, Auto Bild Allrad, Europe’s largest magazine for off-road vehicles, announced the new Tiguan as the 2016 “All-wheel Car of the Year”. The new Tiguan also won the “2016 Design Trophy” in the SUV category from Auto Zeitung, German’s special interest magazine.
The new Tiguan engine line-up and retail prices for the South African market will be announced closer to the launch date.