Popular German premium car manufacturer, Volkswagen, will soon launch two new models in India. First of these two upcoming Volkswagen cars in India is the Tiguan SUV. The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India launch date will fall in May this year and production of this upcoming SUV has already started at VW’s production facility in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Prices are likely to start at Rs 25 lakh. The 2017 Tiguan SUV will become the second SUV model, after the now defunct Touareg, to come from Volkswagen India. The new 2017 VW Tiguan SUV made its India debut at the 2016 Auto Expo. It will come to us in a 5-seater format.
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Underpinning the upcoming 2017 Volkswagen SUV is the MQB (Modular Transverse Matric) platform. The modern platform has also been used to underpin the latest iterations of the Skoda Octavia and the VW Golf. The new Tiguan, when compared to its predecessor, is as much as 50 KGs and offers a more spacious interior. Internationally, the Tiguan is on sale in two variants – Front Wheel Drive (FWD) and All Wheel Drive (AWD). Also, the Tiguan SUV is on sale in 5-door and 7-door body variants. India is likely to get the 5-door version. The only engine on offer will be the 2.0-litre TDI turbo Diesel motor that offers a max. power of 177 BHP and a peak troque of 350 Nm. It will come along with a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission.
With its launch taking place in a few weeks from now, the 2017 Tiguan is about to become the flagship model from VW India. The new SUV is likely to launch in a price range of Rs 25 lakh to Rs 30 lakh. In India, the new VW SUV will face competition from Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and the Jeep Compass. Following the launch of the new SUV, Volkswagen India will bring the new Passat to our shores.
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India Launch Date
|Launch Date||May 2017|
Volkswagen India has already scheduled the media test drive of the new Tiguan in early May. Hence, there are enough chances that the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India launch date will fall in the second-half of May, 2017. Production of the new model is already underway at VW India’s production facility in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. India will initially get the 5-seat version. The 7-seat model could be over a year away from its launch. It’s not for sure but India might even get an AWD model right from the day of the launch.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Price in India
|Base Model||Rs 25 Lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 30 Lakh|
The new 2017 Tiguan SUV will come to us via CKD-route. Hence, we don’t expect a really very attractive price tag. It may be noted here that VW India isn’t really known to price its cars ultra competitively. Hence, even with the Tiguan setting foot in India, we don’t see things changing. Expect a starting price of Rs 25 lakh for the base model of the new SUV. The top model could cost roughly Rs 30 lakh. At this price point, the 2017 Tiguan will rival everything from a Hyundai Santa Fe and a Toyota Fortuner to the Ford Endeavour.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India Specifications
|Engine||2.0-litre TDI Diesel|
|Max Power||177 BHP|
|Peak Torque||350 Nm|
|Transmission||7-speed DSG Automatic|
The Tiguan will launch in India with just one engine – a 2.0 L Turbo Diesel with 177 PS-350 Nm on the tap. It will come with a 7-speed DSG Automatic transmission. This is the same engine that also powers the latest Skoda Superb. It’s not for sure but the new SUV could also get this engine in a lower state of tune for its base variants. In the lower state, the same 2.0 TDI outputs 140 BHP and 320 Nm (as seen on the latest Octavia). Only the top-end model will get the 4Motion AWD (All Wheel Drive). All other variants will have a FWD (Front Wheel Drive) layout.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India Mileage
Safely expect the 2017 Tiguan SUV to offer a mileage of 11-12 KMPL in city and 14 KMPL on the highway.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India Features
- Seven airbags
- Automatic Climate Control
- Multi-zone Aircon
- Automatic Transmission
- Sat Nav
- High-end Audio System
- Leather Seats
- ABS with EBD
- Brake Assist
- Pedestrian Monitoring
- Automatic post-collision braking system
- Lane Assist
- Adaptive cruise control
Volkswagen Tiguan India Dimensions
|Kerb Weight||2200 kg|
|Ground Clearance||200 mm|
|Boot Space||615 litres|
Underpinning the new 2017 VW Tiguan SUV is the manufacturer’s MQB platform. This platform leads to a lot of weight savings and also a spacious interior. The upcoming SUV enjoys a wheelbase of 2681 mm, which is 60 mm longer than earlier generation. The car is also 30 mm wider than before. It enjoys a ground clearance of 200 mm. The new VW SUV is 4,485 mm long, 1,839 mm wide and 1,632 mm tall. It has a boot space of 615-litres. It can be further maximized to 1,665-litres by folding down the rear seats.
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India Review – Exterior
The new 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan looks bold, upmarket and has that distinct Teutonic touch to its design. The Tiguan has a n aggressive stance that should look sufficiently daunting on the road. The new VW SUV gets a typical VW face with chrome-plated grille and sleek headlamps. The headlights are in turn flanked by LED DRLs. The SUV gets a sporty front bymper and a sculpted hood.
The side profile is characterized by bold wheel arches, stylish 20-inch alloys and roof rails. Even the rear profile looks considerably bold and muscular. Enhancing the style quotient of the Tiguan are bits like a sunroof, roof spoiler, and a chunky rear bumper. Overall, the styling isn’t very eye catching, but it works well and ensures the Tiguan is a smart looking SUV.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior
The new SUV from Volkswagen offers a spacious, feature-laden interior. We are pretty sure the new SUV will have one of the most premium cabins in its segment. Thanks to the new MQB platform, VW has ended up freeing up a lot of interior space. Plus, it offers many features such as a 5-inch touchscreen unit, multi-zone climate control, ergoActive seats, electric seat adjusments, panoramic sunroof, and many safety features.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India – Tech Specs
|Length x Width x Height||4486 x 1839 x 1646 mm|
|Kerb Weight||2200 kg|
|Wheel Type and Size||18” Alloys|
|Boot Space||502 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||-NA-|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2.0 L TDI Diesel|
|Top Speed||212 km/h|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||7.9 seconds|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||7-speed DSG Automatic|
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