Volkswagen India unveiled its biggest SUV offensive at the Auto Expo 2020. The product line-up will participate in the growing SUV segments, which receive heightened customer interest. The brand introduced its new SUV family, which comprises of the Volkswagen Taigun, T-Roc, Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace. With the line-up of such vibrant & sporty cars catering to different customer groups. Volkswagen also launched its new brand design for the Indian market.
Premiering in India, the brand marked the beginning of “New Volkswagen”. The rebranding exercise was built on the theme ‘Vibrant Power’, with the aim of making the brand more human and lively. Along with the ability to present realistic situations that our customers can resonate with in our brand experience. The symbol and trademark will be the new logo. It is more modern, clearer and simpler. There will now be a ‘‘moving frame’’ in the future, which allows flexible position of the logo. Thus creating a user-friendly interface, intended for digital applications.
In the new visual language, light will also play an important role, with an illuminated logo at the brand locations and dealerships. Additionally, for the first time Volkswagen will be represented by a female voice. The objective is to create a modern and authentic brand with a uniform global 360° experience. The realignment of Volkswagen’s brand design is one of the world’s largest rebranding campaigns.
Volkswagen India announced the pre-booking commencement of the Tiguan Allspace and T-Roc at the Auto Expo in Greater Noida. For more details on the pre-booking of both the carlines, customers can visit www.volkswagen.co.in
Under Volkswagen Group’s India 2.0 project, the Taigun is the first product built on the MQB A0 IN platform. The SUV will be powered by Volkswagen’s renowned TSI technology combined with the brand’s globally acclaimed DSG gear box. The Taigun is a complete package for a modern Indian consumer, with a dominant front making it look bolder, muscular in turn giving it a sporty SUV stance. The interiors are plush with leatherette seats and a digital instrument cluster. It’s contemporary in its design and would suite the active lifestyle of an Indian consumer. Further, the rear of the car has a new design element, it is illuminated with a LED strip that is bordered by a glossy black trim. It runs across the whole width of the car and integrates in to Volkswagen’s LED signature tail lamps on either side. At Volkswagen, safety is ingrained in our DNA. Like every Volkswagen carlines, the Taigun is equipped with safety features such as 6-airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) among others.
New product for India: Volkswagen T-Roc
The Volkswagen T-Roc has a progressive design language, with a coupé-style roof, distinctively wide front end and concise proportions. It exudes character and confidence. The integrated LED headlights and unique LED daytime running lights creates an unmistakable look, especially when driven at night. The dual tone roof top enhances the sporty look, as it matches perfectly with the eclectic body color.
The carline will be introduced with a TSI petrol engine mated to Volkswagen’s 7-speed DSG gear box. Further, it will consist of all the standard equipment that’s part of the brand’s global SUV portfolio – panoramic sun roof, 6-airbags, ABS, ESC and infotainment solutions for Apple and Android users, providing customers a comfortable driving experience.
New product for India: Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
One of the most spacious SUVs, the Allspace is a 7-seater carline with a generous passenger compartment. The carline has a large boot space that fits every kind of luggage. On folding the third row, the cargo space doubles making it convenient to transport luggage from one place to another. The ergonomic design language, roomy interiors and exceptional build quality gives a consumer the freedom to spontaneously plan any kind of adventure. The Tiguan AllSpace is a petrol powered engine, it comprises of Volkswagen’s renowned TSI technology, which is mated to a 7-speed 4MOTION DSG gear box.
The Tiguan is the most successful car globally, with over 3.5million units sold across 150 markets. It is designed to make a powerful statement. Its muscular hood contours and chrome-finished grille creates a lasting first impression. It balances between sleek and ruggedness and is complimented by its clean and bold lines. The Tiguan conveys a sense of sophistication with its elegant chrome finished headlights and honeycomb grille design. Under the hood, lies a 2.0L TDI engine combined with a 7-speed 4MOTION DSG automatic gearbox, delivering a power output of 143PS and 340 Nm of torque.
Based on Volkswagen’s MQB platform, the Tiguan has several features like Pedestrian Safety (Active Hood), 6-airbags, Hill Start Assist, Self-sealing Tyres, ‘Vienna’ Leather Seats, Cruise Control, AppConnect, Rain and Light sensor, LED Headlamps with DRLs, LED tail-lamps, Easy Open Boot, Panoramic Sunroof and Keyless Entry and Go among others.
The brand also showcased the ID. CROZZ, an all-electric vehicle based on Volkswagen’s unique Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB) for the Indian market. Also on showcase is, the globally renowned TSI Technology, symbolic to Volkswagen, through the RACE POLO. The carline will feature in Volkswagen Motorsport One Make Championship Series.
Globally, Volkswagen intends to be the leading provider of electric vehicles by creating an all-new electric portfolio – ID. Family. ID. stands above all for ‘Identity’ and ‘Iconic Design’ and will be based on the MEB platform.
The ID. CROZZ is a combination of a four-door coupé and sports utility vehicle in one. A sporty, interactively designed zero-emission all-rounder with an all-electric drive delivering a power of 225 kW. The car has a top speed of 180 km/h and can cover up to 500 km (NEDC) on one battery charge. The ID. CROZZ has a clear and powerful design language with a stylish appearance. A new feature is a movable light blind in the illuminated panoramic roof that creates ambient lighting both inside and on the exterior. The car is compact yet spacious owing to the flexible MEB platform.
The MEB provides an ideal platform, as the wide axles set far apart create dynamic proportions and thus become a springboard for a new era of avant-garde design. The platform can also develop our electric racing cars used for motorsport.
The RACE POLO is powered by a 1.8l, 4-cyclinder TSI engine delivering a peak power of 230hp (push to pass active) and a torque of 320 Nm @ 3200-4600 rpm. Further, the powerful engine is mated with a 6-speed sequential gearbox with limited slip differential. The car utilizes an electronic shift actuator for quick gear changes and has safety features that protects the driver from changing down gears. The car adheres to the international standards of motorsport safety systems and provides an unparalleled driving experience.