Here is the new Volkswagen Tiguan – and it is bigger than its predecessor.

VW is pushing the car upmarket, too, and prices have risen.

Inside, there’s more space for passengers and their luggage.

Under the skin, the Tiguan has much in common with the Seat Ateca and the Škoda Kodiaq, but is larger than the Ateca and lacks the Kodiaq’s seven-seat option.

We’re testing the second most powerful diesel, the 187bhp 2.0 TDI.

All versions with this engine have four-wheel-drive (the 150PS diesel also has the option of front-wheel drive).

In flagship R-Line spec the car is very well equipped, but so it should be for £37,100.

So, how well does the VW Tiguan tow? And can it justify its hefty price-tag?