Matt Olivier the Director of Business Development of DT Dobie and Usha Nagpal the General Sales Manager Volkswagen unveiled the locally-assembled Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace at the Company’s new showroom along Uhuru Highway.
The new Tiguan Allspace is a 7-seater alternative to the popular Tiguan launched a short while ago. The Tiguan Allspace has been extremely well received globally, providing a seven-seater compact solution.
The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace has a two-liter turbocharged 132-kilowatt engine mated with a seven-speed automatic transmission and features 4Motion permanent four-wheel drive. There are two trim specifications to choose from with pricing starting from a very competitive 4.5 million (inclusive VAT) for the Trendline, and 5.5 million (inclusive VAT) for the Highline.
The long list of equipment and driver aids includes Anti-locking Brake System (ABS), Electronic Stability Program with counter-steer support (ESP) and Anti-Spin Regulation (ASR) among other functions. The safety of drivers and passengers features strongly in the specifications for both models. There are three-point belts in the front with height adjustment and seat-belt tensioner with three key point seat belts for center seat in the second row of seats.
The launch of the Tiguan Allspace also enhances the Company’s growing range of locally assembled vehicles which are produced at the KVM facility in Thika. In 2016 DT Dobie launched the Volkswagen Polo Vivo which is the first-ever locally-assembled German car in Kenya followed by the Caddy Kombi.
DT Dobie local assembly program has brought new car ownership within reach of many more Kenyans as they are attractive and cost-effective alternatives to buying used cars. The buyers have the satisfaction of knowing that these cars will have to be driven for many years before they reach the mileage of a used imported car.