2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India launch is done at a slightly higher price but the SUV is truly an premium product in every sense
The Tiguan debuted as a concept vehicle at the November 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show. Since 2007, over 700,000 Tiguans had been sold worldwide till date. 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan was confirmed to be built at the Volkswagen Puebla assembly plant in Mexico. Today, there a bit changes in plan. Assembly kits will come to India in CKD form and they will make sure the pricing and quality is right with the Tiguan when it comes to India like other high-end models such as Jetta and Passat. The Tiguan was shown at the Auto Expo 2016 and Volkswagen has listed couple of things to look forward too.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Design and Dimensions
The design at front is quite futuristic with its design and has multiple LED lights on offer along with projectors. Side profile is quite sleek for this SUV and will be a timeless design like any other car from the Volkswagen stable. The large alloy wheels at the side along with imposing stance of the vehicle does make it look brawny and purposeful.
Length: 4486 mm
Width: 1839 mm
WheelBase: 2677 mm
Front/Rear Track 1578 / 1568 mm
Tyre Size CL: 215/65 R17; HL: 235/55 R18
Ground Clearance: 149 mm
Kerb Weight (with 90% fuel) 1720 Kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 71 Ltrs.
Boot Capacity 615 Ltrs with all seats up, 1655 Ltrs with rear-seat folded.
Volkswagen Tiguan India Engine And Gearbox
Volkswagen gets the diesel engine that the SUV deserves. The motor will be the 2.0 litre unit which will make around 143 PS of power and 340 Nm of torque. Power goes to all four wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch DSG gearbox.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India Chassis, Brakes, Suspension and Off-road
Monocoque construction is seen on the Tiguan and will have a lighter kerb weight just like its rivals. 4×4 is being offered as standard on both trims. 4×2 variant with manual gearbox Trendline variant will make it a later stage. The suspension is independent on all four-corners and will aid ride and handling. All around disc brakes will come as standard with the car.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India Interiors and Features
As always with every Volkswagen, expect high quality interiors on the inside. All-Black interior are seen here on the comfort line model. Expect a lot of space from this car in all three-rows. Features list includes Pedestrian Safety (Active Hood), 6 Airbags, Hill Start Assist, Auto Hold, Self-sealing tyres, ‘Vienna’ leather seats, Cruise Control, AppConnect, Rain and Light sensor, LED Headlamps with DRLs, LED tail-lamps. There is also Easy open boot, Electrically foldable ORVM, LED illuminated Panoramic Sunroof and Keyless Entry and much more.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India Launch and Price
Launched in May 2017. Price list ias below:
Comfortline: Rs. 26,56,200
Highline: Rs. 29,83,300
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Safety Features
6 Airbags, ABS, EBD, ESP, traction control and much more when it comes to passive safety features from this car are seen. Dual airbags will be standard on base variant as well.
Volkswagen Tiguan India Competition
Hyundai Tuscon, Skoda Kodiaq
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