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Volkswagen Tiguan Might Launch In May 2017

Volkswagen Tiguan is VW Group’s first SUV based on the MQB platform that will also underpin the new Skoda Octavia.

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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India

Volkswagen India has announced its 2017 model line-up that includes its globally popular – Tiguan SUV and new Passat. The all-new Volkswagen Tiguan SUV will be the first product to hit showrooms towards the end of April or early May 2017. In India, the new VW SUV will come as CKD (completely knocked down) kit, and assembled at the carmaker’s Aurangabad plant in Maharashtra.

The Volkswagen Tiguan is VW Group’s first SUV based on the MQB (modular transverse matric) platform that will also underpin the Golf and the 2017 Skoda Octavia. This architecture will also make it 50kgs lighter and more spacious than its current global model. The 236.7bhp, 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine will be power source for the new Volkswagen SUV. As a reminder, the 5-seater VW Tiguan first broke cover at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015.

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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan India Launch

The German carmaker has confirmed that it will introduce the all-new Tiguan SUV in India this year. While the company hasn’t yet revealed the exact launch date of the vehicle, ET reports that it might make its way by the end of April or early May 2017. Rumour also has it that 2017 will see the five-seater version of the SUV, while its seven-seater version could be introduce sometime next year. New-Generation Volkswagen Polo – Launch & Other Details

Volkswagen Tiguan Price in India

Variant Expected Price
Base Model Rs 25 lakh
Top Model Rs 30 lakh

Since the company will assemble it via CKD units, the all-new Tiguan is expected to come at a decent price. The entry-level variant of the SUV could be priced around Rs. 25 lakh, and the top-of-the-line model might cost at Rs. 30 lakh (ex-showroom). Also Read: New Volkswagen Polo GTI – All You Need to Know

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Volkswagen Tiguan 2017 Specifications

Volkswagen will introduce its new SUV in India with a 2.0-litre TDI diesel powertrain. The power and torque figures this motor stand at 236.7bhp and 500Nm respectively. The company has also confirmed that there will be a 7-speed DSG gearbox for taking care of transmission duties. Reports suggest that the base version of the car will have FWD (front-wheel-drive) system, while the top-spec model could be brought with the standard or optional 4Motion AWD (all-wheel-drive) layout. More details will be revealed closer to its launch. Also Read – New Volkswagen Vento – All Details in 9 Quick Points

Volkswagen Tiguan 2017 Mileage (Expected)

Petrol Model 11-12kmpl
Top Model 15kmpl

New Volkswagen Tiguan 2017 Safety Features

– Seven airbags
– Front assist with city emergency braking
– Pedestrian monitoring
– Automatic post-collision braking system
– Lane assist
– Pre-crash proactive occupant protection
– Adaptive cruise control

New Volkswagen Tiguan 2017 Dimension

Length – 4485mm
Width – 1839mm
Height – 1632mm
Wheelbase – 2681mm
Ground Clearance – 200mm
Boot Space – 615-litres (1665-litres when rear seats folded down)

New Volkswagen Tiguan 2017 Competition

Cars like Toyota FortunerFord Endeavour, Chevrolet Trailblazer and Hyundai Santa Fe will give a tough fight to the new Volkswagen SUV in India.

 Volkswagen Tiguan 2017 – Exterior

Design and styling of the new VW Tiguan looks sportier and premium than its current generation global model, thanks to its bold stance and lots of chrome. The SUV carries an aggressive front fascia with elements like new grille layout flanked by dual LED headlights integrated with LED daytime running lamps, sporty bumper with wide air-dams and square-shape fog lamps. The sculpted bonnet and shorter A-pillar further enhance its appeal.

New Volkswagen Tiguan 2017 India

The rear profile is accentuated by muscular wheel arches, 20-inch alloy wheel with new design, and a sloping roof with roof rails. Other design highlights include a panoramic sunroof, prominent roof spoiler, stylish taillights with LED inserts and big bumper. Compared to the five-seater model, the Volkswagen Tiguan seven-seater version features a larger, chunkier rear overhang and bigger rear doors for easy access to third row of seats.

The SUV’s new model is 50kgs lighter than the predecessor, thanks to its advanced and efficient construction techniques. This will also enhance fuel efficiency, handling and performance of the car. As far as dimensions go, the Volkswagen Tiguan is 60mm longer, 30mm wider and 7mm more spacious than the current model. The overall length, width and height of the SUV measure 4,485mm, 1,839mm and 1,632mm respectively. It has a wheelbase of 2,682mm.

On the other hand, the Tiguan seven-seater has a 110mm longer wheelbase, which contributes to its spacious cabin. The ground clearance of 200mm further improves off-road capabilities of the SUV. While the ride height has been reduced by 33mm, the boot space is increased from 145-litres to 615-litres. The SUV, with rear seats folded down, offers a luggage area of 1,665-litres.

Volkswagen Tiguan 2017 – Interior

Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen’s new SUV is one of the well-equipped cars in its league. It hosts a wide range of comfort and connectivity features such as a 5-inch monochrome touchscreen display, Pure Air Climatronic triple-zone automatic climate control, ergoActive seat with electric 4-way lumbar support and massage function, heatable steering wheel, 360 degree area view, panoramic sunroof, pre-crash proactive occupant protection and adaptive cruise control.

Features such as a 5-inch color display and an optional 8-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system supporting navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink and other services are restricted to the top-spec model. All variants of the SUV will have seven airbags along with pedestrian monitoring, automatic post-collision braking system, front assist with city emergency braking, and lane assist. The AWD (all-wheel drive) variant, additionally, gets a 4MOTION Active Control switch positioned on the centre console. It offers four selectable modes- Onroad, Snow, Offroad and Offroad Individual. With a long wheelbase, the SUV offers 29mm additional knee room for rear seat occupants.


  1. Isha B
    May 17, 2015

    If DSG, the Tiguan will have 7 speed DSG.

  2. Sankalp Chopra
    February 5, 2016

    Can you please advise the expected Launch Date for the VW Tiagun as some web sites are saying that it would be launched in 2017??

    Many thanks.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      February 6, 2016

      Hi Sankalp,

      That’s correct, the company has announced to launch it by early 2017. They made this announcement during its unveiling in India at the Auto Expo 2016.

  3. George Philip V
    February 5, 2016

    Hi, I own a Passat for the last 3 years. Could you please let me know when Tiguan will be available.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      February 6, 2016

      Hi Geroge,

      The new-generation Tiguan will be launched in India by early 2017.

  4. Suresh Gundarniya
    February 12, 2016


  5. shiva
    February 25, 2016

    definitely not a cheap car.but this model released in china ata cheaper price owing to ckd this in india is priced more.

  6. Thomas Mathew
    March 17, 2016

    People will prefer only 5 seat Tiguan, not 7 seat in indian market.

  7. Girish bhandari
    March 20, 2016

    I m waiting looking good

  8. Gouri Shankar
    March 26, 2016

    Launched date

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      May 2, 2016

      Hi Gouri

      The VW Tigaun will be launched in the country in the first quarter of 2017.

  9. Siva
    April 4, 2016

    What is the expected cost of Tiguan?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      April 26, 2016

      Hi Siva

      The Volkswagen Tiguan is likely to be priced around INR 30 lakh.

  10. dhruv khanna
    April 8, 2016

    Looks impressive.
    In india the price has to be competitive.

  11. Nirmal
    April 8, 2016

    Mileage is not satisficatory

  12. Tareq Mehdi
    May 7, 2016

    Sir, can you please tell me whether Tiguan will be available in 7 seater in Diesel engine with automatic transmision , as I have got a family of 7 members and I used to drive only automatic transmision

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      May 8, 2016

      Hi Tareq

      The Tiguan will be available with 7-seat option. The diesel version will also get an automatic transmission option in India.

  13. Manoj
    February 17, 2017

    The first quarter of 2017 is coming to an end in a month and a half……Is the launch postponed?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      February 17, 2017

      The first quarter of the financial year ( April – June 2017) is when we expect it to hit our shores.

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