Volkswagen Tiguan SUV India Launch in May! [Production Begins]

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We Indians love our SUVs and this is a fact known to every automobile manufacturer that is currently operating in India. Volkswagen, the German car marquee has been present in India for a while now but does not have an SUV in its portfolio. Volkswagen is looking to add an SUV to its lineup this year. This SUV will be the latest generation Tiguan that was on display at the Auto Expo 2016. The upcoming 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV will cost around Rs. 26-30 lakh in India. Production of the SUV is underway at Volkswagen’s facility in Aurangabad. Here, in this post, we’ve put together all the available details on the new Volkswagen Tiguan India launch.

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Volkswagen Tiguan India Launch

Model Name Expected Launch Date
Volkswagen Tiguan India Launch May 2017

VW India has announced they will be launching the Tiguan and Passat in India this year. The word on the street is that VW is planning a second quarter 2017 launch for the Volkswagen Tiguan in India. VW will bring the car via the CKD route and production of the SUV is already underway it at its facility in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. 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.”

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Volkswagen Tiguan made its India debut at the 2016 Auto Expo in February alongside the Polo GTI and the upcoming Passat sedan. It was recently spotted on public roads in India without any camouflage. Volkswagen issued an official statement recently confirming the Tiguan’s launch this year.

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Volkswagen Tiguan Price in India

Variant Estimated Ex-Showroom Price
Volkswagen Tiguan Base Model Rs. 26 lakhs
Volkswagen Tiguan Top Model Rs. 35 lakhs

According to our estimates, the Volkswagen Tiguan India price will be around the Rs. 26 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the base diesel variant. Top of the line diesel trim with all-wheel drive is likely to cost around Rs. 35 lakhs on road. Volkswagen, with the exception of the new Ameo, has never been aggressive with the pricing of its products. In the case of theTiguan, a sticker price of above 25 lakh will place it bang in the Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner territory. With most buyers giving preference to looks and size over everything else, the Tiguan might find it a bit tough to attract buyers. Ideally, a sub-25 lakh price tag is what VW should be aiming for.

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Volkswagen Tiguan India Specifications

Length x Width x Height 4486 x 1839 x 1646 mm
Wheelbase 2681 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
Power 190 HP
Torque 400 Nm
Top Speed 212 km/h
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) 7.9 seconds
Transmission (Gearbox) 7-speed DSG Automatic
Mileage (estimated) 17-18 kpl (claimed)

Powering the Tiguan will be a 2.0 L Diesel engine. It is likely to come with a 7-speed DSG automatic as standard. This engine produces 190 PS of maximum power and 400 Nm of peak torque. However, specifications of the India-spec Volkswagen Tiguan could vary. VW might also launch petrol variants of the Tiguan in India at a later stage.

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VW revealed a three-row version of the Tiguan called the Tiguan Allspace last year. Built primarily for the Chinese market, it could make sense for India as well. And a 7 seat version will be better equipped to challenge the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq. However, China is a left hand drive market. So, engineering a right hand drive version of the Tiguan Allspace might not be feasible. Therefore, India will be getting the standard 5-seat version of the Tiguan.

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Volkswagen Tiguan India – Mileage

City 12-13 kmpl
Highway 18-19 kmpl
ARAI Certified 17-18 kmpl

Volkswagen Tiguan India – Dimensions

Length x Width x Height 4486 mm
 Width 1839 mm
 Height 1646 mm
Wheelbase 2681 mm
Kerb Weight 2200 kg
Wheel Type and Size 18” Alloys
Boot Space 615 litres

Volkswagen Tiguan Images

Volkswagen Tiguan India – Exterior Design

The Tiguan bears the unmistakable Volkswagen family look with its clean straight lines. The nose gets a chrome grille that flows neatly into the headlamps. Tiguan features all-LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights. Its bonnet features sharp straight lines, much like the rest of the car. At the back, the Tiguan gets boomerang-shape LED tail lamps. The tail bears a typical Volkswagen look. Overall, the styling isn’t very eye catching, but it works well and ensures the Tiguan is a smart looking SUV.

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Volkswagen Tiguan India – Interior Design

Much like the exterior, the interior of the Tiguan also features typical Volkswagen understated elegance. India-spec version is likely to get a black beige treatment with piano black highlights. The steering wheel seen here is similar to the one you get in the Polo in India. As expected, quality levels are top notch. The centre console features a digital screen that can also double up as the display for navigation. The standard Tiguan does not come with a third row of seats.

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Volkswagen Tiguan India Rivals

It will rival other SUVs in the 25-30 lakhs price segment. Its major rivals will be the Hyundai Santa Fe and the upcoming Nissan X-Trail and Skoda Kodiaq.

Volkswagen Tiguan India – Engine & Transmission

The mainstay of the Tiguan’s engine lineup in India will be the 2.0-litre TDI Diesel. Internationally, it is available in two states of tune – 190 HP & 400 Nm and 150 HP & 340 Nm. A 7-speed DSG automatic transmission will be standard. We expect the top-end trims to also feature n All Wheel Drive system. Internationally, the Tiguan is also available with a 150 PS 1.4 TSI Petrol engine. India could get this engine as well, but at a later stage. The 6-speed manual on offer in other markets is unlikely to make it to India.

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Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the Volkswagen Tiguan India launch.

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