2020 Volkswagen Tiguan All Space (LWB) India Launch Next Year will offer more value if the manufacturer doesn’t raise the price drastically.
Volkswagen is preparing to introduce Tiguan Allspace long-wheelbase version into the Indian market very soon. This move is intended to strengthen the company’s SUV portfolio and push overall sales towards the north. Just so you know, German car maker launched Tiguan globally in 2016 in both long-wheelbase and short-wheelbase versions. Indian market received the latter though now the former dubbed Tiguan Allspace is coming to our shores.
The speculation for long-wheelbase making its Indian debut has been rife since 2017 when VW launched Tiguan short-wheelbase version here. In fact, Skoda’s Kodiaq – which shares the platform with Tiguan – has been launched in India as a full-fat, three-row version with all the bells and whistles. The Kodiaq is branded as a luxury 4X4 SUV while Tiguan despite being having the 4WD capability wasn’t able to lure customers – thanks to its high starting price of Rs 28 lakh. Besides the high price, Tiguan doesn’t offer an enviable list of features neither it has three seating rows to offer extra space convenience to customers. No wonder, it proves to be a dud for the company.
That said, things now might change for the Volkswagen as it gears to launch Tiguan Allspace here in India. The extra seating row and added dose of equipment have the potential to shift the customers’ opinion about the SUV. The company is yet to decide whether to launch this long-wheelbase version as an additional variant or replacement for existing 5-seat model.
It is also a matter of debate among the top echelons whether the Allspace variant should be offered in 4WD version or not. The option of 4WD with 3-row seating will certainly push the price envelope though in case the company decides to go ahead with the front-wheel drive variant; it could certainly keep the price in check. BSVI 2.0 litre four-cylinder motor making 150-170 BHP engine could be on offer.