Volkswagen Tiguan bookings commence, to launch in May 2017

The first SUV based on Volkswagen's MQB platform will come with a 2.0 litre diesel engine, and manual as well as automatic transmission options

By: | Published: April 25, 2017 11:44 AM
Second Generation Volkswagen Tiguan. Image for representation purpose only

Volkswagen showcased the Tiguan at the 2016 Auto Expo and the company announced in March 2017 the start of production of the premium SUV. According to a dealership in New Delhi, bookings of the Tiguan have commenced at a minimum amount of Rs 1 lakh and the expected price range will be between Rs 25 lakh to Rs 30 lakh, on road. The dealership has already received 17 bookings and will be available for display as well as test drives by 12th May, 2017.

The Tiguan only gets one engine option, a 2.0 litre diesel unit which will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG dual clutch automatic gearbox. This engine is expected to generate 190 hp of power and 250 Nm of torque. The dealership further confirmed that it will be available in two variants - Comfortline and Highline.

In terms of design, the second-generation Tiguan follows the company's 'progressive' design language and will be offered with LED headlamps with Daytime Running Lamps and 18-inch alloy wheels on the Highline trim, while the Comfortline version is expected to come with 17-inch wheels. Tail lamps are also expected to be LED units along with body coloured bumpers, ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors) and some elements which would be blackened out in order to accentuate the premium SUV's appeal. The interior would also host a number of features such as a panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control, a touchscreen infotainment system with Mirrorlink as well as Bluetooth connectivity and a five seater option.\

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Once introduced in the first week of May, the Tiguan will compete with the likes of the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour considering the price of the SUV to be close to the other two established players. This will be the company's second attempt at the premium SUV market in India after the Touareg which was discontinued a few years ago.

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