Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
5 minute read
3 Sep 2021
8:13 am

Facelift gives popular Volkswagen Tiguan added appeal

Jaco Van Der Merwe

Easy to see why this Volkswagen has managed to stand tall on South Africa’s booming SUV landscape.

Aggression factor has been upped after the Tiguan's departure from the surgeon's office.

When the Volkswagen Tiguan made its South African debut in 2008, it was one of only two SUVs offered locally by the German manufacturer alongside the bigger Touareg. Fast forward to 2021, and the facelift second generation Tiguan recently arrived in a now healthily stocked Volkswagen SUV stable. Wolfsburg’s local SUV family has over the last 13 years swollen to five with the addition of the seven-seater Tiguan Allspace and the smaller duo of the T-Cross and T-Roc. This number could even expand to six should the coupe-styled T-Cross called the Taigo find its way to Mzansi. World goes gaga...