New Volkswagen Tiguan Launch: Highlights

New Volkswagen Tiguan Launch: Highlights

Volkswagen Tiguan SUV has been launched in India at Rs. 27.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new VW Tiguan premiered in 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show before making an appearance at the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi last year. The SUV went into production at the company’s facility in Aurangabad, Maharashtra in March 2017. Offered in two variants, the SUV comes loaded with features such as electrically adjustable driver seat with memory function, LED tail lamps, reverse camera, illuminated scuff plates, etc.. As far as its rivals go – the Tiguan SUV faces competition from established names such as the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, and the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq in India.

Built on the company’s MQB platform, the Tiguan comes powered by a 2-litre TDI turbocharged diesel engine. Paired to a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission, the motor develops 147 bhp and 330 Nm of peak torque.

Volkswagen Tiguan has been launched in India at Rs. 27.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The SUV, available with only a diesel engine, will be offered in two trim levels.

Volskwagen Tiguan Vs Competition: Size Vs Price
Volskwagen Tiguan Vs Competition: Dimensions Comparison
Volkswagen Tiguan: Price
Volkswagen Tiguan has been launched at Rs. 27.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai)

Volkswagen Tiguan SUV: Feature Highlights
Volkswagen Tiguan: Engine And Drivetrain
Volkswagen Tiguan SUV: Safety Features
Now that the launch is underway, we finally have more information about the Tiguan SUV.

May 24, 2017

12:07 PM

Volkswagen Tiguan: History
a. First generation Tiguan SUV was launched in 2007

b. It used the PQ35 platform which was shared with the Golf

c. It was a five door, five-seater configuration with various engine and transmission options

d. The Tiguan SUV received fron wheel drive (FWD) or all wheel drive (AWD)

e. VW Tiguan was originally manufactured in Wolfsburg

f. Subsequently, it was also manufactured in China and Russia

g. Volkswagen has sold 3.5 million Tiguans worldwide

May 24, 2017

12:03 PM

Volkswagen Tiguan: Dimensions
Length: 4,486 mm

Width: 1,839 mm

Height: 1,672 mm

Wheelbase: 2,677 mm

Ground Clearance: 149 mm

Kerb Weight (with 90% fuel): 1,720 Kg

Fuel Tank Capacity: 71-litres

Boot Capacity: 615-litres with all seats up, 1,655-litres with rear seat folded

Active hood

Easy open boot with one touch close

Driving mode selector

Hill descent control

Panaromic sunroof with LED surround lighting

Volkswagen Tiguan Features: Pictures
4MOTION technology

Its cabin receives additional features such as keyless entry with push button start/stop function, panoramic sunroof, illuminated scuff plates, Dark Grid inserts for dashboard and front door panels, ambient lighting, eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and reverse parking camera.
Volkswagen Tiguan Highline: Features
In addition to the Comfortline’s provisions, Highline gets 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome inserts for the front bumper, and silver roof rails.
Other provisions include hill descent control, front and rear disc brakes, automatic headlamps, tyre pressure monitor, six airbags, ABS with EBD, and park distance control.
Volkswagen Tiguan Comfortline: Interior Features
Inside, it receives three-zone climate control, five-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, electrically adjustable front seats with memory function for the driver, footwell lamp, and an electrically operated tailgate with adjustable opening angle.
It also gets 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, electrically operable outside rear-view mirrors, and black roof rails.
Volkswagen Tiguan: Features
Comfortline, the base trim, is fairly well-equipped. It gets a chrome-accented grille, LED headlamps with daytime running lights, LED foglamps, and LED taillamps.
Volkswagen Tiguan: Specs
Engine: 2-litre TDI

Power: 141 bhp

Torque: 340 Nm

Transmission: Seven-speed DSG

VW Tiguan: Equipment

New Volkswagen Tiguan: Rear Row

VW Tiguan SUV: Boot

Volkswagen Tiguan SUV: Profile

Volkswagen Tiguan: Images
VW Tiguan Front Quarter

And from what we know so far, All-wheel-drive (AWD) will be standard across all variants.
The four-cylinder turbocharged engine will be paired to a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission.
The SUV will be powered by a 2-litre TDI diesel engine developing 147 bhp and a peak torque of 330 Nm.
The platform allows the new Volkswagen Tiguan to shed 50 kg.
Volkswagen Tiguan is built on the highly adaptable MQB platform.
In the meanwhile, read our 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan review here.

While more details about the VW Tiguan are awaited, we can tell you that it will be offered across two trim levels: Comfortline and Highline.
The Tiguan went into production at Volkswagen India’s facility in Aurangabad, Maharashtra in March 2017 as the company braced for the SUV’s launch here.
The SUV made its Indian debut next year at the 2016 Auto Expo.
The new Tiguan first premiered in 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Volkswagen Tiguan SUV, currently in its second generation globally, will be launched in India later today.