Here are the highlights of Volkswagen’s latest SUV.
As you may be aware, Volkswagen recently introduced the Tiguan in India at Rs. 27.98 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). And while we will be bringing you a detailed review of it soon, here is a look at some of the highlights of the car.
Monocoque Chassis: The Volkswagen Tiguan isn’t a traditional ladder frame SUV like the Ford Endeavor or Toyota Fortuner, but it is more of a front wheel drive biased cross over. Underpinning this SUV is VW’s modular MQB platform, which also underpins other popular cars in the VW group family like the Audi A3 and Skoda Octavia.
AWD only powertrain: The Indian spec VW Tiguan will only be powered by a 2.0L TDI four cylinder diesel engine pumping out 143 bhp of power and 340 Nm of torque. It comes mated with a 7 speed DSG automatic gearbox with paddle shifts. All wheel drive is also standard across the range. The AWD drivetrain features different driving modes (normal, snow, off-road, off-road individual) that are selectable through a rotary knob.
Fully Loaded: The Volkswagen Tiguan excels on the equipment front, with the top spec highline trim coming loaded with luxury grade goodies like heated front seats, tyre pressure monitoring, powered tailgate, three zone climate control and Vienna leather upholstery. The car also features a touch-screen infotainment system featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Safety is paramount: VW’s Tiguan comes fully loaded with a raft of safety features such as curtain airbags, self-sealing tyres, hill descent control, Electronic Stability Control, pedestrian protection – reactive hood, ISOFIX mounts, rear fog lamps and much more.
Competition: The Volkswagen Tiguan is assembled in India as a CKD. Therefore, it is priced between Rs 27.98 lakh and Rs 31.38 lakh, which may sound steep, but then it is a premium product. In fact, the Tiguan falls in the same price territory as the Ford Endeavor and Toyota Fortuner. However, VW India prefers to slot the Tiguan against the likes of luxury offerings such as the BMW X1.