Popular German premium car manufacturer, Volkswagen, had announced two new models for India. First of these two Volkswagen cars in India is the Tiguan SUV. The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India launch took place on May 24 this year and production of this upcoming SUV is underway at VW’s production facility in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Prices start at Rs 27.98 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The 2017 Tiguan SUV becomes 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 comes to us in a 5-seater format.
Underpinning the 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 gets the 5-door version. The only engine on offer is the 2.0-litre TDI turbo Diesel motor that offers a max. power of 143 PS and a peak torque of 340 Nm. It comes with a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission.
The 2017 Tiguan has become the flagship model from VW India. The new SUV is priced in the range of Rs 28 lakh to Rs 31 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 Price in India
|Model||Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)|
|Volkswagen Tiguan Comfortline||Rs 27.98 Lakh|
|Volkswagen Tiguan Highline||Rs 31.38 Lakh|
The new 2017 Tiguan SUV comes to us via CKD-route. Hence, it is slightly pricey. Anyway, VW India isn’t really known to price its cars ultra competitively. Tiguan comes with a starting price of Rs 27.98 lakh for the base model of the new SUV. The top model costs Rs 31.38 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||143 PS|
|Peak Torque||340 Nm|
|Transmission||7-speed DSG Automatic|
The Tiguan in India is available with just one engine – a 2.0 L Turbo Diesel with 143 PS-340 Nm on the tap. It gets a 7-speed DSG Automatic transmission. This is the same engine that also powers the Skoda Octavia. Both variants of the Tiguan get the 4Motion AWD (All Wheel Drive).
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India Mileage
|Engine||ARAI Claimed Mileage|
|2.0 L Diesel AT AWD||17.06 KMPL|
According to ARAI figures, the Tiguan return 17.06 KMPL overall.
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
- LED headlamps
- Panoramic sunroof
- LED tail lights
- Electric tail gate
- Electric adjust for seats with memory function
Volkswagen Tiguan India Dimensions
|Kerb Weight||1720 kg|
|Ground Clearance||149 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 2677 mm, which is 60 mm longer than earlier generation. The car is also 30 mm wider than before. It has a ground clearance of just 149 mm according to specifications issued by VW. The new VW SUV is 4,486 mm long, 1,839 mm wide and 1,672 mm tall. It has a boot space of 615-litres. It can be further maximized to 1,655-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 1672 mm|
|Kerb Weight||1720 kg|
|Wheel Type and Size||18” Alloys|
|Boot Space||615 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||71 litres|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2.0 L TDI Diesel|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||7-speed DSG Automatic|
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India – Colour Options
There are 5 paint shades on offer
- Tungsten Silver
- Atlantic Blue
- Deep Black
- Oryx White
- Indium Grey
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