We’re familiar with the Volkswagen Tiguan, having previously run a diesel model on our long-term fleet.

Like many caravanners, we’re curious about making the switch to petrol power, hence this test of the 2.0 TSI 180.

But what tow car ability will it have?

In general, petrol engines have much less pulling power than the equivalent diesel, but the 2.0-litre engine in our Tiguan has 236lb ft of torque.

Is that enough to handle a sensibly matched caravan – and will fuel economy suffer?