Ed Wise­man

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Kentmotors -

is at han­dling quite se­ri­ous off-road chal­lenges. It will never com­pare with a well- driven Range Rover, but the ground clear­ance, four­wheel-drive sys­tem and short over­hangs com­bine to make an un­nec­es­sar­ily good util­ity ve­hi­cle. An ad­vanced in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem is also avail­able.

Value for money

Volk­swa­gen oc­cu­pies a dif­fer­ent mar­ket po­si­tion to key ri­vals. The Qashqai, which con­tin­ues to out­sell its op­po­si­tion quite con­vinc­ingly, is an ex­cel­lent car but has a cheaper im­age.

Sim­i­larly, of­fer­ings from Kia and Hyundai are very com­pe­tent choices, but lack badge ap­peal. Yet the Tiguan isn’t as posh as the Evoque or Dis­cov­ery Sport, it’s some­where in be­tween.

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