Tiguan SUV entered production at the VW Group India plant in Aurangabad, where Skoda and Audi cars are also assembled back in March. Now, about 2 months later, the company is all set to launch the car in India. Ahead of that, the new VW Tiguan has started arriving at dealers across India.
New Volkswagen Tiguan made its India debut at the 2016 Auto Expo last year. Set to compete against the new Ford Endeavour, new Toyota Fortuner, and Chevrolet Trailblazer, new VW Tiguan sits on the famous MQB platform from VW, also seen on the new Skoda Karoq and the Audi Q5.
Lighter in weight by 50 kgs as compared to its older counterpart, new Tiguan will measure 60 mm longer, 30 mm wider and 33 mm lower while it will sit on a wheelbase that has been increased by 77 mm to stand at 2,681mm. New Tiguan for India will only be offered with a 2.0 liter TDI engine capable of 217 bhp power. Transmission will be taken care by a 7 speed DSG gearbox.
Featuring six different driving modes that include On-road, Off-road, Sport, Snow, Charge and Battery Hold, new VW Tiguan interiors feature a 9.2” touchscreen infotainment system actively supporting gesture control. It also gets Mirror Link, Android Auto and Car Play. Exteriors have been noted with new alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof and roof spoiler while LED tail lamps add to the Tiguan’s aggressive stance.
Commenting on the upcoming launch of Tiguan, Mr. Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “We are delighted to introduce one of our most successful global products to the Indian market. The Tiguan will be our premium SUV offering for India and will cater to the unceasing demand in the segment. Our customers will now have an extended portfolio, ranging from hatchback to executive sedan, to meet their requirements at our showrooms.”
New Volkswagen Tiguan is slated to be priced in the INR 20-25 lakh bracket once launched in India.