Volkswagen India has finally launched the keenly-awaited Tiguan SUV at an introductory price of Rs. 27.68 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Mumbai) in the country. The Volkswagen Tiguan comes in two grades: Comfortline and Highline. It made its first public appearance in India at the 2016 Auto Expo in February. while the production of the SUV commenced in March 2017 at the company's Aurangabad production facility. The Tiguan SUV would take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Trailblazer and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in the Indian market.
Volkswagen Tiguan measures 4486mm in length, 1839 mm in width, 2095 mm in height, while having a wheelbase of 2677mm. The SUV has a boot capacity of 615 litres which can be further extended upto 1655 litres by folding the rear seats. Underpinning the Volkswagen Group's MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) architecture, it would flaunt LED headlamps with daytime running lamps (DRLs). The SUV rides on 17-inch (18-inch optional) multi-spoke alloy wheels, while the LED tail-lamp cluster, roof-mounted spoiler, and underbody skid plate at the rear end sum up the exterior styling. It would be available in five paint schemes: Indium Grey, Tungsten Silver, Atlantic Blue, Deep Black and Oryx White.
As for the features, Volkswagen Tigaun comes with leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel, 3-zone air conditioning system with rear controls, Easy open boot, Electrically foldable ORVM, speed sensitive power steering, electric seat adjustment with memory, Keyless Entry, LED illuminated Panoramic Sunroof, Rain and Light sensors, 'Vienna' leather seats, push botton start, Cruise Control, and a touchscreen infotainment system with Mirrorlink as well as Bluetooth connectivity. The safety features include 6-airbags, ABS, ESC, Hill Descent Control, Active Hood Pedestrian Safety, Auto Hold etc. to name a few. The Driver Assist feature also comes as standard fitment with the Highline trim, which includes emergency braking system, pedestrian monitoring system and automatic post-collision braking.
Launching the Tiguan, Mr. Thierry Lespiaucq, Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The Tiguan has proven its mettle as a robust and capable carline world over and we are delighted to introduce our global best-seller in the Indian market. Be it daily commute or a meticulous off-road adventure, the Tiguan is a perfect companion, packed with the right amount of power, design and exceptional driving capabilities. The tough and impressive Tiguan offers an impeccable combination of safety, style, luxury and class leading performance. With the Tiguan, we are proud to introduce our 4MOTION intelligent all-wheel drive system based on the modern MQB platform, a first for Volkswagen in India.”
Under the hood, the Volkswagen Tiguan has a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged TDI diesel engine with maximum power of 140bhp and peak torque of 340Nm. It is linked to a 7-speed automatic DSG gearbox with a mileage of 17.06kmpl (ARAI Specified). The SUV also gets the 4MOTION intelligent all-wheel drive system with variable torque transfer to the rear wheels. The Tiguan will be available across all Volkswagen dealerships in India for test drives and bookings.