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Coastweek-- BEST NEW CAR - The Volkswagen Tiguan was voted the best new car in Auto Expo, the motor trade section of the CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance and the prize was presented by the Bank’s Asset Finance Manager Elizabeth Karanja [second right], to the Managing Director of DT Dobie Ian Middleton [right], the General Sales Manager for Volkswagen Usha Nagpal [second left] and the Director for Sales Alexander Helfritz.

Volkswagen Tiguan Scoops Best New Car Award

Coastweek-- The Volkswagen Tiguan SUV scooped the prize for the best new car in the 2018 Auto Expo by gaining the highest number of votes from spectators who visited the motor trade section of the CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance.

Visitors voted by a free sms service arranged by CBA which has become a popular feature of the classiest event on the Kenya motoring calendar.

The best new car trophy was presented at a ceremony in the Lusaka Road showroom of DT Dobie by Elizabeth Karanja the CBA Asset Finance Manager to Ian Middleton the Managing Director of DT Dobie and Usha Nagpal the Company’s General Manger Sales Manager for Volkswagen.

After receiving the award Ian Middleton said, “We are delighted that DT Dobie has won the award for the best new car in Auto Expo for the Volkswagen Tiguan. It is pleasing that the discerning motorists who follow the Concours each year have shown their approval of the Tiguan.”

This compact SUV has a two litre turbo diesel engine delivering 143 horsepower mated with a seven speed automatic gear box. As the owners are likely to tackle unsurfaced roads, tracks and off road driving in addition to town and main road journeys the Tiguan has 4 Motion permanent four wheel drive. The engine and transmission are protected by an under body stone guard.

The long list of safety equipment includes Anti-locking Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake Pressure Distribution (EBD) and stability control. Among the driver aids are an electric parking brake and for off road use the driver is helped by hill descent assist.

Day time running lights (LED) give a clear indication to the drivers of oncoming vehicles.

Ian Middleton concluded by saying, “We thank CBA for supporting the motor trade section of the annual Concours d’Elegance with sms voting by spectators giving them the opportunity to express their choice of the best new car”.

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