Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
7 minute read
5 Feb 2022
8:18 am

VW Tiguan 2.0 TSI: Golf GTI engine gives this SUV a dark side

Charl Bosch

Flagship Tiguan an assuming family hauler hiding a potent secret.

Optional black pack a must when combined with the Oryx White paint option.

It is defined as a “dissociative identity disorder” whereby a person “exhibits two distinct personalities”, according to the Oxford Dictionary. In other words, a split personality. As much as this aspect of the human psyche appears bizarre in the context of cars, it is nothing new. Although more commonly associated with BMW M-cars, Mercedes-AMGs or Audi RS’, it can lurk in vehicles seemingly mundane in appearance and focus. Case in point, the recently updated Volkswagen Tiguan. Back in 2018, I found myself behind the wheel of then still new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. About as ordinary as one would expect, this...