We reported earlier that Volkswagen will launch the new Tiguan SUV in India in April, 2017 followed by the launch of the new 2017 Volkswagen Passat in mid-2017. A new report from Car and Bike though suggests that the car manufacturer will launch the car in May, 2017. The new Volkswagen Tiguan has been spied earlier several times on Indian roads, revealing the exterior design and styling.
The upcoming Tiguan SUV is likely to be based on the Volkswagen Group's MQB platform, which helps the car to shed weight by up to 50 kg over the existing model sold internationally. It is also expected that the company would assemble the new Tiguan at its plant in Pune, Maharashtra and the vehicle is expected to be priced around Rs 30 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The new Volkswagen Tiguan will compete with the likes of the Hyundai Tucson and the Honda CR-V in the segment. Volkswagen's upcoming SUV will measure 4,486 mm in length, 1,839 mm in width, 2,095 mm in height and will have a wheelbase of 2,677 mm. It will be a 5-seater SUV with high ground clearance.
Powering the new Volkswagen Tiguan is likely to be a 2.0 litre TDI, four-cylinder turbo diesel engine that will generate 190 hp of power and 400 Nm of torque. The petrol engine will be a 1.4 litre TSI petrol unit that will develop 147 hp and 250 Nm of torque. The company will offer the engine with a choice of both manual and a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. There will also be a 4MOTION AWD (All wheel drive) diesel variant.
Earlier spy shots of the car suggest that the new Volkswagen Tiguan will be equipped with projector headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps, horizontal LED fog lamps and a new aggressive front bumper. The interior is expected to feature an 8-inch touchscreen display with navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink connectivity.
Other safety and convenient features will consist of an automatic climate control, reverse parking sensors, keyless entry, push-button start/stop, ABS (Antilock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and airbags as standard. The higher versions might also get an emergency braking system, pedestrian monitoring system and automatic post-collision braking.
Source: Car and Bike