December 21, 2015:
Volkswagen, the German auto major is likely to showcase the all-new Volkswagen Tiguan SUV at 2016 Auto Expo. The premium crossover will be based on Volkwagen’s MQB platform and anticipated to launch by the end of 2016 or early 2017.
Volkswagen marked its presence by officially unveiled the all-new Tiguan compact crossover ahead of its global debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new Volkswagen Tiguan is expected to be launched in Indian market by September 2016.
Volkswagen Tiguan Exteriors
Talking about the exterior looks of new Volkswagen Tiguan, it will be much sportier and more premium in looks as compared to outgoing model. As per the new revealed images of Volkswagen Tiguan it is believed that, it will be equipped with new grille layout, panaromic sunroof, all new alloy wheels, new LED headlights and sloping roof along with roof spoilers. Moreover, the new VW Tiguan will be 50Kgs lighter than the outgoing on, thus which will enhance the performance as well as fuel efficiency of the vehicle.
As far as the dimensions are concerned, the new Tiguan will be 60mm longer and 30mm wider as compared to previous model. Moreover, the wheelbase is also increased thus providing spacious cabin. The ground clearance of 200mm can easily handle typical Indian terrains.
Volkswagen Tiguan Interiors
Talking about the interiors of new Tiguan, it will feature a 5 inch monochrome touchscreen display that will be standard throughout the variants. Moreover, the top trim will feature 5 inch coloured screen and 8 inch display comes as an optional that will also supports navigation, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and such similar services. It is anticipated that Volkswagen will launch new Tiguan in two different seating options. The variant with 5 seating capacity will come with standard wheelbase whereas the 7 seater variant will feature extended wheelbase. However, only 7 seater variants will be launched in Indian market.
Volkswagen Tiguan Engine and Transmission
Under the hood, the new VW Tiguan is likely to get 1.4-litre and 2.0- litre TSI Petrol as well as 1.6 litre and 2.0-litre TDI Diesel engines. However, TSI Petrol engines will generate power outputs in the range of 125PS to 220PS whereas TDI Diesel engine will produce power outputs in the range of 115PS to 240PS. Moreover, the base variants will be offered with a front wheel drive, whereas the top trim variants will feature either standard or optional 4Motion all-wheel drive layout. The transmission option on offer will be a 7-speed DSG gearbox or new 10-speed DSG unit. As far as the fuel efficiency is concerned, it is expected to deliver mileage in the range of 12 – 15kmpl.
Volkswagen Tiguan Launch date, Price and Competition
The new Volkswagen Tiguan is anticipated to launch in Indian market in September, 2016. As far as the pricing is concerned, the new Tiguan is expected to be price in the range of INR 25 Lakh to INR 35 Lakh. The all new VW Tiguan will lock horns with new-generation Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, Hyundai Santa Fe and Chevrolet Trailblazer.