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The Volkswagen Tiguan- A Synopsis

The Volkswagen Tiguan finally makes its way to India and the new-gen model was showcased in the recently concluded Auto Expo 2016 in New Delhi. This SUV is very popular and has retailed well globally. It is only now that VW has decided to bring in its well-performing SUV to the Indian market owing to the growing popularity of SUVs and crossover SUVs in India. A toughly contested segment, with automakers keeping a close watch on this segment and many automakers are attempting to cater to the Indian auto aficionados growing interest in this segment.

Since 2007, the VW Tiguan SUV has sold over 2.8 million units world over. In terms of looks, this looks very different from the usual SUVs. It has borrowed a couple features from its sibling the Passat and the Golf and it is a lightweight vehicle that is build on the MQB platform. In fact, the Audi A3, the Skoda Octavia, and the Skoda Superb are already built on the same platform. To debut a SUV at this stage and with many of its hatchbacks and sedans already performing well, it is a good move by VW to finally bring the Tiguan to India. Initially, it will be made available via the CKD route and gradually, it will be assembled locally, in its manufacturing unit near Pune.

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

The Volkswagen Tiguan Exteriors

The new generation VW Tiguan wears a new look that is in line with what most SUVs sport today. It has a striking design presence and it really flaunts its good looks. It is considerably lightweight, about 50 kgs lesser and the newer model is longer than its predecessor. The Tiguan has good ground clearance and the rear door does not wear the traditional door handle, but it is strikingly different. With short overhands and neat, well-balanced proportions, this vehicle will definitely be the new face of all future VW SUVs. Design inspirations are definitely from its popular siblings the VW Golf and the Passat. But it definitely has mass appeal and it is simple and elegant.

Exterior Specs

Length

Width

Height

Wheelbase

Ground clearance

4485mm

1839mm

1633mm

2682mm

200mm

The Volkswagen Tiguan Interiors

The VW Tiguan sports a neat, contemporary look in its interiors. As much as the exterior is appealing and striking, the interiors are set to keep pace with that. With a dual-themed color scheme, an attractive dashboard and great detailing and thoughtful placement of the center console and other features, it makes for great-looking interiors. The seating is adequate and spacious with good headroom, legroom, and shoulder room for all occupants. The latest in connectivity and entertainment features completes its overall look and feel.

The Volkswagen Tiguan Engine Specs

The VW Tiguan will be made available in both diesel and petrol trims. Though, the exact specs for the newer model of the Tiguan that will be available in India is not really known, it is expected to be a 1.8L TSI petrol engine and a 2.0L diesel engine respectively. The engine will be a 7-speed dual clutch transmission gearbox and both engine trims will offer decent mileage. The top speed of this lightweight SUV is a good 186kmph and it can move from standstill to a 100kmph in about 9.2 seconds. There will be four TSI petrol motors with power outputs of 123bhp, 148bhp, 177.5bhp and 217bhp, and four TDI diesel engines producing 113.4bhp, 148bhp, 184.4bhp and 236.7bhp

The Volkswagen Tiguan Pricing and Nearest Competition

The expected pricing for the Volkswagen Tiguan is somewhere between INR 25 to 30 lakhs. Yes. The VW Tiguan which is already well-known globally has a couple competitors that it has to contend with here in India in the SUV segment. They include, the new Ford Endeavour, new Toyota Fortuner, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Chevrolet Captiva and the Hyundai Sante Fe.

India market debut awaited- Volkswagen Tiguan

The Volkswagen Tiguan was featured in the Auto Expo 2016. The Auto Expo happens in India, every two years and this year it was held in the month of February 2016. VW featured and showcased a couple vehicles in the Auto Expo 2016 this year; they include the Tiguan, the Ameo compact sedan, the Passat GTE and the Polo GTI.

The premium SUV is already a bestseller globally and the new-gen Tiguan is making its way into Indian shores only now. The exact Indian launch date of the Tiguan is really not known. But it could be anywhere this year or early 2017 too. The one thing going for this vehicle is that it is already a tried, tested and established model world over and therefore, when it comes to India, its performance, and other aspects are already known and will definitely meet expectations. But in any case, only after it is launched in India will the story unveil here.

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