The long-awaited 2nd Generation VW Tiguan has finally arrived - can it tow?
The Tiguan has grown up. It's wider and longer. The new Tiguan looks more premium than its predecessor. The second-generation model not only looks good from the outside, but it also lifts its game inside in a big way, in terms of the materials used and the overall look and feel.
Inside, the new Tiguan is much better than the old, both in terms of the design and finish, and the interior space on offer.
In the back, the improvement compared with the old car is even more noticeable. The Tiguan’s growth spurt pays dividends inside, where 29mm of extra rear knee room is claimed and the boot increases to 615-litres - 145 litres more than previously. That shoots up to a full 1,655 litres with the seats folded flat. The seat slides back and forth on runners, to trade some legroom for more luggage space, and the rear seats have a reclined setting as well as a more upright position.
What Volkswagen has done with the second-generation Tiguan is create a more grown up offering that should give anyone about to put money down on a CX-5, Tucson, Sportage, Kuga and company, pause for thought.
The 4x4 version can tow up to 2500kg with a noseload of 140kg. Not bad, even for campers.