Prices start at just over £32,000 at rates that represent a premium of around £3,500 over an ordinary Tiguan. Most buyers will focus on the 150PS version of Volkswagen's familiar 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine, priced from around £34,500 - or around £36,000 with DSG auto transmission. If you want 4MOTION 4WD with the 2.0 TDI 150PS DSG variant, then an extra £2,000 will secure it. As for trim levels, there's a choice of 'Life', 'Elegance' and 'R-Line' options, with prices up to around £43,000. All models come with alloy wheels, 'Climatic' semi-automatic air conditioning, a trip computer, all-round electric windows, an alarm, power heated door mirrors and a 'Composition Media' infotainment system.
Safety kit includes a clever 'Automatic Post-Collision Braking System' that automatically brakes the car down to 6mph after a collision - so if, say, someone hits you and, understandably, you go to pieces, the car will automatically sort itself out. There's also a 'Front Assist' system that at speed, scans the road ahead as you drive for potential accident hazards, warning you if one is detected and automatically braking if necessary. You get that same kind of functionality at urban speeds too, as part of a 'City Emergency Braking' system included as part of the 'Front Assist' package.