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