Volkswagen Tiguan SUV India Launch in Early 2017


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 has no Compact/Small SUV on sale in the country. Volkswagen is looking to add an SUV to its lineup by early 2017. This SUV will be the latest generation Tiguan that was on display at the Auto Expo 2016. The upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan SUV will cost around Rs. 30 lakhs in India. Here, in this post, we’ve put together all the available details on the new Volkswagen Tiguan India launch.

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Also See – Volkswagen Ameo Diesel | 2016 Volkswagen Vento | Polo GTI

Volkswagen Tiguan India Launch

Model Name Expected Launch Date
Volkswagen Tiguan India Launch Early 2017

The word on the street is that VW is planning an early 2017 launch for the Volkswagen Tiguan in India. In all likelihood, VW will bring the car via the CKD route and assemble it at its facility in Maharashtra. However, VW might want to tread carefully and may even bring the new Tiguan through the CBU route initially.

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Volkswagen Tiguan made its India debut at the 2016 Auto Expo in February alongside the upcoming Passat and Polo GTi.

Also See – Volkswagen Ameo | VW Polo Allstar

Volkswagen Tiguan Price in India

Variant Estimated Ex-Showroom Price
Volkswagen Tiguan Base Model Rs. 30 lakhs
Volkswagen Tiguan Top Model Rs. 35 lakhs

According to our estimates, the Volkswagen Tiguan India price will be around the Rs. 30 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the base diesel variant. Top of the line trims with features like all-wheel drive are likely to cost around Rs. 35 lakhs.

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 PS
Torque 4000 Nm
Top Speed 210 km/h
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) 8 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.

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VW has already stated that it intends to come up with a three-row version of the Tiguan, which means there are fair chances that India will get the 7-seat version. Underpinning the new Tiguan will be Volkswagen’s famed MQB platform.

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 502 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. In India, we expect Volkswagen to launch the 7-seat version of the Tiguan.

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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. It will churn out 190 PS of max power and a peak torque of 400 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. The 6-speed manual on offer in other markets is unlikely to make it to India.

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