XC40 launches locally

With diesel or petrol engine options, the new Volvo XC40 expands the design trend started with the XC90 to take on other players in the premium compact SUV arena.

A new evolution of Volvo’s latest design language has resulted in an expressive and unique exterior, while a bespoke interior inherits all of Volvo’s latest design elements, including the 9-inch Sensus Connect touch screen and digital instrument cluster.

New design elements such as the optional contrasting black or white roof, white mirror caps and wheels, Oxide Red leather and ‘Lava’ carpets, which are made from 100% recycled materials, will allow XC40 customers to express a more individualistic style.

Functional practicality has also been a major focus on the inside of the XC40, where smart features such as a removable rubbish bin, a cubby hole hook, a dedicated smartphone storage area with wireless (inductive) charging, and a multi-adaptable boot floor, transform a typically cluttered and sometimes messy car interior into a place of serenity and organised efficiency.

The Volvo XC40 launches in SA with a choice of two trim levels (the sporty R-Design and elegant Momentum), two engines (D4 diesel or T5 petrol), and all-wheel drive on all models. Top-of-the-range Inscription derivatives arrive later in 2018, as well as the T3 front-wheel drive version.

The XC40 also introduces the new Care by Volvo subscription model, whereby customers are able to subscribe to a car rather than buy it, for a fixed monthly fee which includes service, maintenance, insurance and other added value benefits. Care by Volvo is under consideration for introduction in South Africa with a planned date of mid-2019.

Says Greg Maruszewski, MD Volvo Car South Africa, “This car is perfectly suited to the South African market. It’s luxurious, capable and compact, and pricing is extremely competitive. The new Volvo XC40 is equipped with a higher level of standard specification than any of its competitors.”

City Safety is included as standard in the new XC40. This system senses potential collisions, even when it is dark, and can activate the brakes automatically should you not react in time. City Safety provides three levels of intervention; warning, brake support and full autonomous braking, and uses a combination of instruments and sensors to constantly monitor surrounding conditions.

The Pedestrian, Cyclist and Large Animal Detection technology detects and automatically brakes the vehicle in the event of a pedestrian, cyclist or large animal (such as cattle) stepping/swerving/jumping out in front of the car. The advanced sensor system scans the area ahead and will prompt you to act with a flashing warning light, along with an audible alarm. If you do not react to the warning, and a collision is imminent, the car immediately brakes with full braking force.

Rearward facing radar detects if a rear impact is imminent, and safety belts are tightened in advance in order to protect the occupants. Lights also start flashing to warn the driver behind and brakes are activated to help reduce the impact movement.

Lane Keeping Aid is a standard-fitted system that helps the driver keep the car in its lane by gently steering the car back if it is about to cross a lane marking, and if the car senses that the driver is not driving actively, or for example, not using their indicators. If the supplied steering intervention is insufficient the driver is alerted by vibrations in the steering wheel. The system is active between 65-200 km/h.

The new XC40 can also help you stay informed by displaying real-world road sign information within your instrument display. This function also has the ability to warn the driver should the vehicle exceed the current road speed limit. At Volvo we understand that you have a lot on your mind sometimes.

Optionally available, is Volvo’s next generation of semi-autonomous technology. The Adaptive Cruise Control feature maintains the desired set vehicle speed but utilises radar to monitor the vehicle in front and automatically slows down or speeds up as necessary.

In an evolution of this, Pilot Assist also takes care of the steering (up to 130 km/h and when lane markings are clearly visible) by continually monitoring the area in front of the vehicle, making the necessary steering, accelerator and brake inputs as required to keep to the desired speed, distance and within the lane markings.

The Blind Spot Information System uses sensors to alert the driver to vehicles within the mirror blind spots, on either side of the vehicle. Cross Traffic Alert uses radar to provide information to the driver about vehicles approaching from the side – for example when reversing out of a parking space. New in the XC40, Cross

Traffic Alert now also includes braking support, which allows the car to brake on its own if an impact from either side is imminent.

This function allows the car to take over steering control in difficult parallel or perpendicular parking spots. The driver is prompted to control the throttle, braking and gear inputs. The “park out” function also assists in exiting tighter spots.

During low speed manoeuvres, the Visual Park Assist 360º Cameras provide the driver with additional information relating to the car’s surroundings. A birds-eye view of the car is provided via four hidden cameras, digitally stitched together to create a seamless image on the centre screen.

Run-off road accidents are amongst the largest cause of single vehicle accidents. To combat this, Volvo Cars has developed two support systems aimed at helping to avoid a run-off road accident from taking place, or protecting the car’s occupants in the case of an unavoidable road departure.

The Run-off Road Mitigation function is designed to help prevent unintentional road departures at vehicle speeds between 65-140 km/h. Run-off Road Protection focuses on accidental road departure. Using input from the car’s advanced sensor system, the technology is able to detect a run off road scenario.

Distraction, lack of concentration, and falling asleep are major reasons for accidents. In 2007 Volvo Cars introduced a world-first technology to combat this danger. Driver Alert Control keeps track of the car’s path in relation to lane markings on either side, by means of the camera in the windscreen.

If the system detects that the car is being driven in an erratic manner the driver gets an alert in the form of an audible signal as well as a text message and a coffee cup symbol in the driver display, that indicate it is time to take a break. With Sensus Navigation, the driver also gets guidance to the next available place to take the break.

 

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Greening the hills

The devastating fires that ravaged the forests and the town of Knysna in the Cape last year still leave the scars of that but the annual Jaguar Simola Hillclimb is helping raise funds for the Eden Regeneration Project as part of its commitment to supporting the local community and environmental initiatives.

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The organisers of the Hillclimb, Knysna Speed Festival, have teamed up with non-profit organisation Greenpop, which plants trees through urban greening and reforestation projects, while creating environmental awareness and generating support and participation through green festivals and workshops across Southern Africa.

“It is fantastic to be able to host the Jaguar Simola Hilllclimb in one of South Africa’s most beautiful coastal towns, but it also comes with a responsibility to support the region with more than simply the business this event generates,” says Ian Shrosbree, the event’s managing director.

“As one of the Garden Route’s most spectacular and popular destinations that relies heavily on the tourism industry, the 2017 fires destroyed a lot of the trees and vegetation this area is renowned for,” he adds.

“Accordingly, we have partnered with Greenpop to raise funds for its Eden Regeneration Project with aims to plant between 5 000 and 10 000 trees in the Knysna area during its Regreen the Garden Route Festival in June.”

Proving its commitment to the cause, the Hillclimb team has covered the cost of R120 a  tree for each competitor entry in the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, with the funds already having been donated to the initiative.

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This will support the planting of trees in the Featherbed Nature Reserve, as well as the Phantom Forest, both of which were severely affected by the fires. The R120 donation covers the cost of the tree, all materials, logistics, planting and monitoring of the area.

“We encourage the Hillclimb family, comprising competitors, spectators and sponsors alike to support this project by making donations to purchase more trees, and also by spreading the word to friends and family, as well as across social media,” Shrosbree urges. All funds raised go directly to Greenpop.

Donations to the fundraising campaign can be made by accessing the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb Tree Project page on the GivenGain website: www.givengain.com/ap/ksfjaguarshctreeproject/

For more information on Greenpop and the Regreen the Garden Route Festival, visit the organisation’s website: www.greenpop.org

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The forest roars

The forests around Sabie in Mpumalanga come alive this weekend as the second round of the South African Rally Championship heads that way for the York Rally – with the famous Spaghetti Junction stage reinstated after a few hiccups in the organising phase.

Young  Richard Leeke and Henry Köhne head to the event eager to cement their lead at the top of the South African Rally Championship, knowing they face massive competition from the Toyota Gazoo Racing pairing of Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle.

The Speedglas Welding Ford Fiesta crew are off to the best possible start – especially with their arch-rivals failing to score in KZN in February but are acutely aware of two things: success and disaster on a rally is a matter of millimetres, and that reigning champs Guy Botterill/Simon Vacy-Lyle will be calling on all their considerable resources to ensure the best chance of success in the forests.

Round Two of the championship, which gets underway on April 20 from the timber industry town, is also the longest of the year, with a total event distance of just under 500 kilometres and 220 kilometres of special stages. This includes three tarmac stages.

Says Leeke, recently nominated for the South African Guild Of Motoring Journalists’ Motor Sportsman Of The Year award: “Being longer than usual means the York requires a slightly different strategy but it is not as if you can settle down to a cruise and wait for the rally to come to you.  You still need to be on it from the start!”

Leeke expects to encounter the familiar blend of fast but undulating roads where there is little room for error between the timber. Thanks to a local dealer, Nelspruit Ford, the team has enjoyed some much-appreciated support, including the use of a vehicle to recce the route.

“A driver needs to be precise in these conditions and the co-driver needs to be extremely accurate in his calls too,” he says. “In many ways this event is the essence of the sport so we are looking forward to it more than ever before. Our test last week was a success and we are ready to get to Mpumalanga and repeat what we did in KZN!”

Defending South African National Rally Champions, Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle, are set to fight back after failing to score any points during the opening round of the championship. The Toyota Gazoo Racing SA crew had to retire their normally highly reliable Toyota Etios R2 rally car in the closing stages of the Trade Brands Tour Natal Rally, held during March this year.

“We were bitterly disappointed to get our campaign started with a retirement,” says Botterill. “We were very excited to get our season under way, and the updated Etios R2 showed a lot of promise in pre-season testing.”

However, gearbox trouble early in the opening round saw the crew drop behind the Ford crew of Richard Leeke and Henry Köhne (Ford Fiesta R2). The Toyota Gazoo Racing SA crew, however, fought back after installing a new gearbox during a service stop. They made up time hand over fist, and were soon back in the lead of the rally.

“Unfortunately, we ran into a problem with the front differential near the end of the event,” explains Botterill.

“We were going along at a fantastic pace, when all drive to the wheels suddenly ceased. We had no choice but to retire from the event.”

The crew stripped the Toyota Etios R2 down after the event, tracked down the problem, and Botterill is confident that the car is in perfect shape for the upcoming York Rally – Round 2 of this year’s South African National Rally Championship.

“We have double, and triple checked every component, nut and bolt,” says Botterill. “By its very nature, the sport of rallying is unpredictable, but we feel that we have done everything in our power to prepare the car.”

Proceedings get underway at 10:00 on Friday April 20 and with the York Rally forming part of the FIA African Rally Championship, spectators can look forward to seeing some rally exotica in action. However, the local interest will focus on the R2N category which is the top class in South Africa.

The battle between the Fiesta of Leeke/Köhne and the Etios of Botterill/Vacy-Lyle is expected to be a highlight. However, the Polo of AC Potgieter and Nico Swartz seems to be coming on song and could make it a three-way tussle.

Rally fans can follow the event via the National Rally championship’s Telegram handle: SA Rallying, or the live timing facility on the NRC website: http://www.sarallying.co.za/livetiming/

“Winning the York Rally is certainly something that all rally drivers aspire to,” says Botterill. “But a lot has to happen before the podium celebrations, and as much and we are confident, we also recognise this is probably the toughest event of the year, often punctuated by wet and cold weather. Even so, we can’t wait to get going in Sabie.”

 

 

New starting point

There will be a new starting point for the mass ride at this year’s South Coast Bike Fest and bikers will meet at St Michael’s Beach car park on Sunday, April 29 with the line-up starting at 8 am.

More than just a ‘jolly’ ride through the streets, it will also be in support of the non-profit organisation, 1-Million shoes.

 

This is a national shoe collection campaign, started in September 2016, which aims to donate 1-Million School Shoes to children in disadvantaged communities as a way to empower these schoolgoers and support them on their educational journey. This year the campaign is focusing on collecting 100 000 shoes, which will go towards the larger 1-Million initiative, in celebration of ‘100 years of Madiba’.

The NGO works closely with local charities and authorities to identify beneficiaries within the region of the donations. For the Mayoral Mass Charity Parade, all participating bikers and pillions are urged to bring a new pair of school shoes for donation, which the 1-Million School Shoes organisation will then collect and distribute at a later stage. Cash donations will also be welcome on the day.

Roleta Lebelo of the 1-Million School Shoes NGO says: “We are excited to be working with South Coast Bike Fest on this great campaign. The biking community is always receptive to charitable causes and we look forward to a successful partnership.”

Ray Nkonyeni Municipality’s Mayor Cynthia Mqwebu said they were excited to be supporting such a worthwhile initiative.

“For many children in rural communities, getting to and from school is an arduous process which involves long walks over difficult terrain. This is a big ask of our young people who are seeking an education, and to do this without shoes is just unbearable. We hope that, through this fundraising rally, we can make the lives of our local children easier and instil some well-deserved dignity.”

The starting point was chosen because it is such a great example of the beautiful beaches that make up this enticing coastline, popular with beachgoers and maritime sporting enthusiasts across the country and further afield.

The Mayoral Mass Charity Parade will officially set off at 10am, travelling north along Marine Drive, completing the circuit around Bazley Street, Connor Street, Reynolds Street, Nelson Mandela Drive, Aiken Street and heading back along Marine Drive with the finishing point at Margate.

The Mayoral Mass Charity Parade forms part of a much larger programme that will entice visitors to the South Coast Bike Fest. Attendees will get the chance to visit eight festival-themed bars, corporate dealership decks as well as 22 onsite clubs, pubs and restaurants catering to all interests and tastes. There is also a full line-up of more than 30 South African artists and a jam-packed entertainment programme, including:

•  Stunt shows and Powasol Enduro X in the Energy Zone Arena.

•  Top musical acts at the Jack Daniels Village Pier Rock Stage and Main Beach Stage.

•  Quality fashion shows and Miss South Coast Bike Fest™.

All bikers and pillions are urged to pre-register online for #freefunseeker tickets which gives free access to the entire event precinct including the main stage featuring all the headline artist performances.

All non-biking pedestrians will be charged a nominal fee of R60 per day which provides access to the main event precinct and entertainment areas within it.

For another R150, #fuelyourfun ticket holders can access the Budweiser Main Beach Stage Golden Circle.

Pre-registration for the biking community and limited pedestrian ticket sales are available at www.southcoastbikefest.co.za.

All eyes on Killarney

Following a very dramatic opening round at Kyalami, the Sasol GTC circus heads to Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town this weekend for round two – hoping it will be a less bruising encounter.

The Sasol GTC Racing Team workshop has been a hive of activity as the team prepares to defend and grow championship leader, Gennaro Bonafede’s points gap.

Bonafede, behind the wheel of his BMW GTC racing car has a five point lead over Simon Moss (Audi) after the opening race where he claimed one victory and a second place finish.

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“I expect the other guys, especially Michael Stephen, to come back strongly,” Bonafede predicts. “I had tremendous pace at Kyalami, so I am confident of a good performance as I have traditionally done well at Killarney.

“I claimed my first GTC victory and started last season with a double win, which makes Killarney a special race track for me.  Given the new power we have, it will be like driving on a new track.  The fast back straight will be ‘hair raising moment’ as we are likely to top 250 km/h before hitting the bumpy braking zone into Cape Town Corner.

“Cape Town race fans can look forward to some great racing and I hope to be right at the front of it. I doubt it will be a two-horse race as the Volkswagen team has benefitted from significant improvements and will be fielding two highly competitive race cars. Johan Fourie is always a threat at his home track, so I expect any us to be racing for podium honours. The front of the grid is going to be a very busy place!”

Robert Wolk will have his work cut out for him after his Sasol GTC racing car required a complete rebuild after Kyalami, following a massive accident that saw the driver experience in excess of 4G.

“It was a big one,” admitted Wolk, who walked away unharmed. “The team has worked day and night to rebuild my car. I am really looking forward to a competitive car which will give me the edge to challenge for the lead as I did at round one. I enjoy racing at Killarney in front of a large crowd of enthusiastic motorsport fans and hope to put on a good show for them.”

Volkswagen Motorsport heads to Killarney confident the learnings from Kyalami and the hours of subsequent preparation will ensure that both the Jetta GTC’s and the Golf GTI GTC2’s are race ready for a competitive outing at  the famous Western Cape track.

The opening round of the series at Kyalami last month demonstrated the raw speed inherent in Mathew Hodges and Daniel Rowe’s Jettas as Hodges raced to a superb second place in the first race while Rowe clawed his way back from the tail of the field after being knocked into a spin by a rival.

The Volkswagen Golf GTi duo also set the timesheets alight when the current GTC2 champion Keagan Masters drove into the distance while newcomer Adrian Wood showed strong race performance.

Hodges feels he has one of the best cars in the field and is excited to be challenging for wins at the front of the field.

“I think we opened quite a few people’s eyes at Kyalami with our pace. I expect to be as fast  in Cape Town as I was at Kyalami although Killarney poses its own challenges with several fast sweeps and big braking zones. The track is quite bumpy so the team and I will work on our set-up to suit the circuit’s unique characteristics.  Qualifying is a game-changer in terms of how your day progresses so that’s another key area we will be focusing  on”.

Rowe is really excited to race the new specification Jetta GTC at one of his favourite tracks: “I reckon we could nudge the 250 km/h mark down the back straight which will be quite interesting.  Over the years I have learned how to avoid the worst of the bumps, especially under braking for Cape Town corner. My confidence is high after experiencing how competitive our car  is and while everyone is out to win –  myself included –  I am hoping for a weekend where we are racing at the front and a pair of podium finishes would be the cherry on top”.

Keagan Masters ably demonstrated why he is the GTC2 champion after a polished drive at Kyalami and relishes the prospect of continuing his form at the tricky Cape Town track where he estimates the new slick tyres will shave around 1,5 seconds off his lap times.

“It will be like going to a new track”, Masters says. “The extreme grip from the tyres means I can carry more speed into the corners and get on the power earlier. The key will be finding a comfortable set-up during free practice and then maximising my car’s performance. Although Killarney is not my favourite  track, I am excited to be racing there with a clear goal of taking at least one win to get back to the top of the leader board.”

Signature Motorsport is brimful of confidence and the season got off to a great start for the Ferodo-backed MINI John Cooper Works after Brad Liebenberg took a win and second place at Kyalami last month.

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Although not blessed with the best of luck at Killarney, Brad rates the circuit as his favourite in the country.

“Killarney has a great mix of very fast and technical sections which really brings out a driver’s skill,” says Brad. “The Cape Town crowd is usually the biggest we have anywhere in the country and the MINI team resonates with them; we enjoy great fan support.”

Devin Robertson’s debut in the Champion MINI John Cooper Works did not go quite as planned at Kyalami after technical difficulties but he says: “Killarney has been good to me in the past and I have many fond memories of racing there. The circuit demands a high level of commitment and I know winning won’t be easy but I will give my best as ever and hope the fans enjoy the racing.”

 

 

BMW expands parts operation

BMW South Africa has upped its game in terms of parts distribution with the opening of a new regional centre (RDC) following a R260-million investment together with project partner Attacq.

The 32 000 square metre facility at Waterfall, Gauteng has the capacity for 600 000 parts and this investment is in addition to the R6,1-billion injection that has been pivotal in upgrading the company’s Rosslyn manufacturing plant for production of the new BMW X3.

“The business of mobility is increasingly complex and intricate. More than ever, it is critical we are able to be flexible in our approach,” says CEO BMW Group South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, Tim Abbott. “The new Regional Distribution Centre will allow us to react timeously and seamlessly to changing customer needs because it is a state-of-the-art, highly technical facility.”

The bespoke warehouse has doubled in size and has capacity for further expansion in the medium term.

There are approximately 100 000 bin locations in the RDC containing 30 000 different kinds of parts. It will store some 600 000 parts, handle thousands of dealer orders every day and service 56 dealers across Southern Africa. It will refine yet further the service customers of the BMW Group brands, with service delivery of up to three times per day to dealers in Gauteng.

The relocation of parts warehousing has created space at BMW Group South Africa’s Midrand head office. A further R260-million investment is being made for the upgrade of all of the Group’s Midrand facilities, including the development of the Midrand Campus.

“This expansion will include office space to house some 500 associates from our SAP Shared Services Centre, currently based in Menlyn, Pretoria. The BMW Group South Africa SAP Shared Services Centre has grown at a phenomenal rate recently, doubling its headcount as it takes on more global contracts. Such is the space available at Midrand, there is capacity for further large-scale expansion if required.

“As a leader in the future of mobility we are a company focussed on learning, innovating, and inspiring. Our employees are at the centre of this philosophy. By moving our associates from the SAP Shared Services Centre, as well as incorporating our colleagues from BMW Financial Services, we’re in a better positon than ever to collaborate and learn from each other,” says Abbott.

“Taking care of our customers is a vital part of our business. This RDC will guarantee we are there for our customers when they need us most and that faster than ever, we can get them back to where they want to be – at the wheel of their BMW or MINI,”

Multi-row Tiguan launches

First shown as a concept at the Detroit Show in 2016, the 7-seat addition to the Tiguan range, now available locally, answers the need for a practical seven-seat family car with plenty of high-tech touches.

The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is longer and taller than the five-seat Tiguan and a more upmarket alternative to the likes of the seven-seater Skoda Kodiaq (not available in SA) and Nissan X-Trail – reflected in the pricing that kicks of a R463 000 and rises to R604 800.

There are loads of soft-touch plastics, glossy metal-effect trims and soft-close cubbies, but sadly its design will not get your pulse racing.

The Tiguan Allspace has a longer wheelbase with design modifications in the front (new hood and radiator grille) and an expanded range of standard equipment.

Tiguan Allspace vehicles are also all equipped with granite grey underbody protection as standard. The roof itself has also been redesigned with structural lines used for the first time instead of a smooth roof surface – in homage to classic SUVs.

It is also available in on-road and off-road versions. Both the Tiguan NWB and the Tiguan Allspace can be ordered with an optional ‘off-road package’ together with special engine underbody protection that extends to the bumper for off-road driving.

The longer body significantly alters the side proportions of the Tiguan Allspace. The wheelbase is 110 mm longer and now measures 2 791 mm. The vehicle’s total length has increased by 215 mm to 4 701 mm, which make the Tiguan Allspace a space giant among SUVs of its class.

It offers an extra 60 mm of knee room for rear passengers and an additional 115 litres of cargo volume. There is a 230 litre boot behind the third row. Fold the third row seats flat and the boot space increases to 700 litres, fold the second row flat and you have 1 775 litres of boot space – however, this does fall short of some comparable SUV boot sizes.

The vehicle can be ordered with an Active Info Display (fully digital instruments) and a Head-up Display. In addition to that, three different infotainment systems are available. As standard, Trendline and Comfortline models are fitted with the Composition Colour infotainment system. The Composition Media system is available as an option (standard on Highline).

In addition, Volkswagen is also offering the Discover Pro navigation system.

With driver assistance systems such as ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) with Front Assist (including City Emergency Braking function), the NWB Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace offer semi-automated driving features.

The Allspace is available in three trim lines –  Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. The entry Trendline has a 1.4 TSI 110 kW engine and offers LED daytime running lights, Light and Visibility Package (Auto dimming mirror, rain sensor and auto headlight control and High Beam Assist), chrome trapezoidal panels for exhaust system tailpipes and privacy glass on rear and side windows.

Tiguan Allspace Comfortline is available in 2.0 TSI 132kW 4MOTION or 2.0 TDI 110kW 4MOTION variants, gaining and electrically opening and closing tailgate, ED headlights with dynamic cornering lights and Hill Descent Assist.

The top-of-the-range model is the Tiguan Allspace Highline configured with the 2.0 TSI 162 kW engine with 4MOTION. Even on the NWB Tiguan, the Highline features already include 18-inch alloy wheels, a silver front spoiler, silver roof rails, LED headlights with dynamic cornering lights, ambient lighting and Composition Media infotainment.

Over and above this, the Tiguan Allspace Highline has keyless access (locking and starting system), Easy Open sensor controlled boot opener and App-Connect and Voice Control.

The 2.0 TDI with 110 kW power output is the only engine of the diesel range. The four-cylinder diesel engine has 340 Nm of torque that is available between 1 750 r/min and 3 000 r/min. The combined fuel consumption is 6,6 l/100 km and is vailable with a 7-speed DSG transmission.

As an alternative to the Off-road package, the R-Line package is available as an option on Comfortline and Highline models. It features a lowered sports suspension with uniquely shaped body-coloured front and rear bumpers, gloss black front air intakes and body-coloured side skirts.

Distinctive styling includes 19 inch ‘Sebring’ alloy wheels on Comfortline or 20 inch ‘Suzuka‘ alloy wheels on Highline. Sporty refinement continues with the inclusion of a black rooflining in the interior.

Prices (VAT and emissions tax included)

1.4 TSI 110kW Trendline DSG R463 400

2.0 TSI 132kW Comfortline 4MOTION DSG R523 800

2.0 TDI 110kW Comfortline 4MOTION DSG R571 100

2.0 TSI 162kW Highline 4MOTION DSG R604 800

The new Tiguan Allspace comes standard with a 5 year/90 000 km Service Plan, 3 year/120 000 km warranty, 12-year anti-corrosion warranty and space saver spare wheel. Service Interval is 15 000 km.