The Volkswagen Tiguan has been one of the most awaited SUVs in India ever since it was first announced and revealed at the 2016 Auto Expo. The India-spec Tiguan will not be getting the standard Trendline trim as the base variant. Instead, the Comfortline will be made the base variant, while the top end trim will be called Highline.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan price
The all new Volkswagen Tiguan will be brought to India as CKD units. Hence, the prices will be highly competitive, keeping in mind the present competition that exist in the SUV segment. The prices will be ranging from Rs. 25 lakhs for the base model and would extend up to Rs. 30 lakhs for the top-end trim.
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan has been a long-awaited model from Volkswagen. But now it is ready to be rolled out in a segment that has popular cars like the Ford Endeavour and the Toyota Fortuner. Keeping in mind that the Tiguan is produced from the company’s plant in Aurangabad, the car will be getting a green signal by May 2017.
The Volkswagen Tiguan 2017 is rich with features that are stuffed to its brim. It will be featuring pedestrian monitoring, emergency braking, as many as seven safety airbags, lane assist, post-collision braking system and pre-crash occupant protection.
Apart from these, the SUV will have a pretty good number of premium features like a panoramic sunroof, monochrome touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, triple-zone automatic climate control and drive modes that are dedicated to both on road as well as off road driving. On the outside, it will get dual LED headlamps with a strip of LED DRLs underlining it. It will also have a large 615 litres of boot space.
The Volkswagen Tiguan will be powered by a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine which will be tuned to make a maximum power of 177 bhp and a peak torque of 350 Nm. There will also be a lower end model which will be making 143 bhp of power. The transmission duties will be fulfilled by a 7-speed automatic DSG gearbox.
The Tiguan is a great SUV for both on-road as off-road driving as it will be available in both FWD as well as a 4×4 AWD. Moreover, the company claims that the SUV will return with a mileage of 12 kms per litre in the city and up to 15 kms per litre on the highway.
The Volkswagen Tiguan is targeted at a market segment that is already occupied by great names like the Honda CR-V, the big Toyota Fortuner and the premium Ford Endeavour. The company justifies the premium price tag by feeding it with a whole lot of feature to work with.
The Tiguan, with its aggressive stance and bold design, will definitely be a major competition to the existing breed of Indian SUVs.