Volkswagen India has started the production of the upcoming new Tiguan SUV in the country at its Aurangabad plant in Maharashtra. The 2017 new Volkswagen Tiguan is expected to be launched in the country in May, 2017 and is expected to be priced between Rs 25 lakh and 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.
The car manufacturer first showcased the new Tiguan at the 2016 Auto Expo and since then the car has been spied testing several times on Indian roads. The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan will be powered by a 2.0 litre TDI diesel engine that will be paired to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The engine is expected to produce 190 hp of power and 400 Nm of torque. There will be no petrol unit on offer to start with. It is also likely that the carmaker will offer the new SUV with a 4MOTION AWD (All wheel drive) variant.
Commenting on the occasion, Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “We are delighted to introduce one of our most successful global products to the Indian market. The Tiguan will be our premium SUV offering for India and will cater to the unceasing demand in the segment. Our customers will now have an extended portfolio, ranging from hatchback to executive sedan, to meet their requirements at our showrooms.”
The Volkswagen Tiguan will be the second SUV model in the country after the Volkswagen Touareg that was discontinued in 2014 due to poor sales. With the launch of the Tiguan, Volkswagen will make its re-entry into the SUV segment in India.