2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Facelift 5-Seater TSI Revealed
Volkswagen India is going all out with its SUVW line-up that comprises a new SUV range for the Indian market. While the Taigun will be the show-stopper for the brand and its mass-market SUV offering, the company also plans to bring back the Tiguan 5-seater to India later this year. And now, the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift has been revealed. The new Tiguan will also incorporate, Volkswagen IQ. Light technology; intelligent LED Matrix with advanced light control module, Different light modes; dynamic headlight range control, dynamic cornering lights, poor weather lights, LED headlamps & DRL and LED cornering lights. There is also Dark Red LED tail-lamp with new light signatures, 18-inch Frankfurt alloys and a revised front bumper with a sportier air intake.
The profile design remains largely there would be new alloy wheels will be on offer. The rear also is expected to get a nip and tuck update with new detailing for the LED taillights. The other notable update could be the spaced-out lettering for the Tiguan badge in the centre of the tailgate.
Inside, the cabin on the Tiguan five-seater facelift is expected to see a new and updated touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Virtual Cockpit, wireless charging and a host of features are also expected. There is Premium Vienna leather seats, illuminated scuff plates, a Panoramic sunroof, 30 shades of ambient lights. Safety comes first, the carline will have 6-airbags, ABS, ESP, ASR, EDL, Auto-hold, hill start assist & hill descent control, TPMS, 3 headrests at rear, 3-point seat belts, ISOFIX feature and Driver Alert System.
For those who don’t remember, the pre-facelift Volkswagen Tiguan was sold in India until April 2020 when it was replaced by the seven-seater Tiguan AllSpace. While premium, the model did well for Volkswagen India during its three-year run here but was only offered with the 2.0-litre diesel engine. The version being reintroduced here is the petrol derivative powered by the 2.0-litre TSI turbo petrol from the AllSpace. The motor powers a number of VW and Skoda cars in India and produces 190PS and 320Nm of peak torque. The motor is paired to the 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. VW should also offer AWD with the Tiguan facelift.
The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift will be locally-assembled at a later stage, for now, it should be an import. The premium mid-size SUV segment is gaining traction and the Tiguan facelift will have rivals like the Jeep Compass facelift, Hyundai Tucson and the newly launched Citroen C5 AirCross to compete against. Expect priced between Rs. 24-27 lakh (ex-showroom). Expect the new Tiguan TSI 5-seater to go on soon. As all eyes are on the Taigun launch slated for the first of 2021, we expect it to create an SUV portfolio that people have come to accept more than the sedan. Where is the Jetta VW? Get us the Arteon, please!