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Tiguan Allspace aims to make a name with buyers

The model I tested was the Elegance package, which comes with three rows of seats and a wheel base to accommodate it. The interior is clean and ‘elegant’, with leather seats and piano-black accents. The front seats come with a cooling option that works wonders on a hot day, as the base and the back have three cooling levels. There is also lumbar support, and a headrest that can protrude, along with moving vertically

Introduced in 2007, the Tiguan was a little late to the compact crossover SUV market. However, given the company’s strong reputation for producing noteworthy vehicles, they entered this territory on the likeability of stalwarts such as the Beetle and the Golf

No doubt the brand is in a competitive market space that has been dominated by the likes of Honda and Toyota. For this reason, the company has constantly refined the Tiguan into a more luxurious vehicle, to separate it from the aforementioned, while staying a notch below Audi and BMW.

As customary with many German manufacturers, the external tweaks are minimal, which helps to keep the market value of the vehicle high, as it gets older. The new model comes with an fairly identical design to the previous year, with the exception of new bumpers and front and rear lights, and more LED lights plastered around the vehicle.

The model I tested was the Elegance package, which comes with three rows of seats and a wheel base to accommodate it. The interior is clean and ‘elegant’, with leather seats and piano-black accents. The front seats come with a cooling option that works wonders on a hot day, as the base and the back have three cooling levels. There is also lumbar support, and a headrest that can protrude, along with moving vertically.

Visibility is also good, with the driver sitting in an elevated position and little obstruction from the ‘A’ and ‘C’ pillars. The vehicle is also given a spacious feel with the panoramic sunroof, which extends across most of the roof. This is welcomed, especially when all seven seats are occupied, as it can lessen the feeling of claustrophobia.

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