The much awaited Volkswagen Tiguan-SUV at last went on sale in India and is priced at Rs.27.98 lakh for the Comfort line variant and Rs.31.38 lakh for the Highline (ex-showroom, Delhi), in line with our price belief. With the launch of the Tiguan, Volkswagen has now, again, entered the SUV space in India, four years after Touareg SUV was discontinued. It is the second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan that has come to India and the new-gen model is based on the company’s modular transverse matrix ‘MQB’ platform. Unlike other Volkswagen cars sold in the country, the Tiguan will only come in two variants – Comfort line and Highline, giving a miss to the base Trend line variant. The bookings for the Tiguan have initiated and the distributions of the SUV will commence from June 2017. Here is everything that you need to know about the new VW Tiguan. Under the hood, the all-new Volkswagen Tiguan will only be offered with the diesel powertrain a 2-litre TDI engine that is capable of churning 141-bhp and developing a highest torque of 340-Nm. The turbo-charged, 4 cylinder oil burner comes mated to the company’s tried and tested 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. Here is our review of the Volkswagen Tiguan.
The Volkswagen Tiguan is the first SUV to be constructed on the popular MQB stand that has been launched in India. As for its design, the Tiguan is not overtly butch and aggressive like the SUVs that are usually preferred by Indian buyers. In fact, its styling cues have been taken from both the Passat and the Golf, two of the most popular Volkswagen cars in Europe. Having said that, the Tiguan comes with a wide stance and there are prominent character lines that accentuate its SUV silhouette. The second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan is also 60-mm longer and 30-mm wider and sits 33-mm lower than its predecessor, which makes it perfect for long-distance highway cruising rather than outright off-roading. But if you do want to take the Tiguan for some off-roading then Volkswagen has equipped it with its 4Motion all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, which comes as standard on both the variants. Among other features we have – LED headlamps, fog lamps, taillights, 17-inch or 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels (depending on the variant) and an electrically operated tailgate with an adjustable opening angle. The five-seater cabin, on the other hand, features a well laid out interior with comfortable upholstery and a well-equipped dashboard. The Tiguan gets Volkswagen’s three-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel equipped with several in-car controls like music, telephony and more. The center console is highlighted by an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, Apple Car Play, Android Auto and Mirror Link support. The Highline variant also comes with a panoramic sunroof, illuminated scuff plates, Dark Grid inserts for dashboard and front door panels, and ambient lighting. Despite being a 5-seater SUV, the new VW Tiguan contests in the full-size SUV space, matching the likes of the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and the recently launched Isuzu MU-X. In addition to that, the Tiguan will also compete with the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq, which is also based on the same MQB platform.