German carmaker, Volkswagen has launched the Tiguan today in India and it is available in two variants, Comfortline and Highline. The Tiguan is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine that generates 141 hp of power and 340 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission with paddle shifters and both versions also get Volkswagen's 4Motion AWD (All-Wheel Drive) system. Volkswagen Tiguan is the first product on MQB platform to come to India and it has received a five-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests.
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The Comfortline variant of the Volkswagen Tiguan misses out some features such as LED tail lamp, panoramic sunroof with LED surround lighting, LED lighting on door trim,cChrome and granite grey inserts in the bumpers, reverse parking camera, self-sealing tyres, easy open boot with one touch close, keyless entry with push button start and 18 inch alloy wheels. The Comfortline, however, still gets a 17-inch alloy wheel with 215/65 section tyre. Standard features on both trims, the Comfortline as well as the Highline, include LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights, chrome moulding on side windows, 3-zone automatic air conditioning system with rear controls, leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel as well as front and rear fog lamps
In terms of safety, both variants are offered with dual front, side as well as curtain airbags, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ISOFIX anchorage points for child seats, Park Distance Control- front and rear, rain sensor and automatic headlamp leveller. One of the few things that the Tiguan Comfortline misses out on is the absence of a rearview camera. The interior also bears a number of standard features which includes the touchscreen infotainment system. This system supports Android Auto Apple CarPlay along with Bluetooth connectivity, USB, AUX and Radio playback. Both the variants are offered with an ECO drive mode, electromechanical parking brake, auto hold and the all-wheel drive system. With the launch of the Volkswagen Tiguan, the company is set to take on the likes of the Ford Endeavour, the Toyota Fortuner and the Hyundai Tucson with a premium positioned product. However, after sales of its competitors is way above the German car maker's current score of 790 points according to the 2016 JD Power CSI (Customer Service Index) Study and this department should need a significant improvement in order to cater to a customer of this segment.
The prices of Volkswagen Tiguan are, ex-showroom, Delhi
Comfortline- Rs 27.98 lakh
Highline- Rs 31.38 lakh