UNLEASH THE BEAST
Auribus teneo lupum: this ancient proverb which means “I grasp a wolf by the ears” eloquently describes a conundrum faced by many.
Put simply, it’s a proverb that highlights the fact sometimes there are no perfect solutions.
In the world of SUVS, often you sacrifice performance for the benefits of a high-rider.
Not in the case of Volkswagen’s Tiguan Wolfsburg Edition.
For those who want more than elegance from a standard Tiguan, the Wolfsburg Edition offers some gritted teeth aggression.
Boasting black exterior treatments like 20-inch glossy Suzuka alloys, roof rails, window surrounds, upper radiator grille and lower strap, rear bumper strips as well as a rear spoiler, it looks muscular and primed to pounce.
The upgrades aren’t restricted to the exterior.
Inside there is a nine-speaker Dynaudio sound system with the R-line interior package that incorporates Vienna leather trim, flat-bottom steering wheel, digital instruments with a 12.3-inch display, advanced head-up display as well as smartphone mirroring apps Apple Carplay and Android Auto on the 9.2-inch colour touchscreen.
Under the bonnet is a four-cylinder turbocharged engine partnered to a seven-speed automatic transmission which pushes power to all four-wheels.
It’s a lithe performer with impressive punch under your right foot. The Wolfsburg edition doesn’t get any extra mumbo, but it’s not required.
Boasting car-like performance with impressive acceleration and cornering ability, it’s a cracking engine offering prestige-like driveability.
Sport mode gives the GTI experience with stiffer suspension, weightier steering and the engine getting revvier.
Consider this an Audi Q5 without the badge… ....... you’ll be damned if you don’t.