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VW Tiguan is now Match better equipped

VW has replaced the Tiguan SE with the Tiguan Match, a cheaper and better equipped version of its compact SUV.

The Match costs £450 less than the outgoing model, yet adds equipment to the tune of £700, including a touchscreen satellite navigation system, leather-trimmed steering wheel with buttons to control the stereo and 17-inch ‘New Orleans’ alloy wheels.

Other perks include what VW calls an MDI media interface with iPhone, USB, SD card and Bluetooth connectivity on top of the DAB digital radio and CD/DVD player.

Two-zone climate control, seat-mounted picnic tables to keep the kids happy, front and rear parking sensors and Park Assist, a system that does the job of steering for reverse or parallel spaces, round off the new standard extras.

Engine choices are plentiful. The cheapest option is a 1.4-litre 160 PS two-wheel drive BlueMotion Technology capable of 42.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 156g/km.

Diesels are similarly well catered for, if a tad pricier, ranging from a 140PS TDI 4Motion to the four-wheel drive 177PS TDI 4Motion 7.

Prices start at £23,245 for the petrol and £24,440 for the diesel. The first deliveries are expected to arrive in September, 2013.

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