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Volkswagen Tiguan SUV Launching In May; Production Begins

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, the German premium carmaker will launch two new cars – new Passat sedan and the Tiguan SUV – in the Indian market this year. First model to hit dealerships will be the Volkswagen Tiguan, which is scheduled to be launched in May 2017. In fact, the company has already started production of the SUV at its Aurangabad facility in Maharashtra. The Tiguan SUV had its debut at the 2016 Auto Expo in Greater Noida. VW will initially launch the five-seater version of the car, while a 7-seater model could be introduced in 2018.

It is based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB (Modular Transverse Matric) platform that also underpins the Golf and the 2017 Skoda Octavia. Compared to the previous generation model, the new SUV is 50kgs lighter and more spacious. If reports are to be believed, the SUV will come in two variants – AWD version and FWD. In India, the Tiguan is expected to be powered by a 2.0-litre TDI turbocharged diesel engine that belts out 177bhp and 350Nm of torque. For transmitting power, the engine will be coupled to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.

To be launched as VW India’s flagship product, the SUV is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 25 lakh to Rs 30 lakh. Upon its launch, the Tiguan will rival against the likes of Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda CRV, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and the upcoming Jeep Compass. Besides Tiguan, the German brand is also considering a compact SUV for Indian market to rival Hyundai Creta & Renault Duster. Read – Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Becomes India’s Most Powerful Sub-4 Metre Sedan

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan India Launch

Launch (Expected) May 2017

The German carmaker has confirmed that it will launch the all-new Tiguan SUV in India this year. While the company hasn’t yet revealed the exact launch date of the vehicle, sources close to development suggest that the SUV will go on sale in May 2017. Production of the car has already been commenced at the company’s Aurangabad facility in Maharashtra. Initially, the SUV will come as five-seater while a seven-seater model could be introduced 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

Volkswagen Tiguan 2017 Specifications

Specifications Tiguan
Engine 2.0-litre TDI Diesel
Power 177bhp or 143bhp
Torque 350Nm
Gearbox 7-speed DSG automatic
Drivetrain FWD and AWD

Initially, the company will bring only the diesel version of the Tiguan SUV in India. It will be powered by a tried & tested 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine that also powers the Skoda Octavia. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 177bhp and a peak torque of 350Nm. The company could also introduce a lower version of this engine, which develops 143bhp. A 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox driving the power to the front wheels of the SUV will come as standard. The top-spec model would be brought with the standard or optional 4Motion AWD (all-wheel-drive) layout. Also Read – New Volkswagen Vento – All Details in 9 Quick Points

Volkswagen Tiguan 2017 Mileage (Expected)

Minimum 11-12kmpl
Maximum 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

Dimensions Tiguan
Length 4,485mm
Width 1,839mm
Height 1,632mm
Wheelbase 2,681mm
Ground Clearance 200mm
Boot Space 615-1665-litres

The Tiguan SUV is based on the VW Group’s versatile MQB platform, which makes it lighter and spacious. The wheelbase has been increased by 60mm while the width has been raised by 30mm. It comes with a ground clearance of 200mm, which is more than sufficient to tackle Indian road conditions. The SUV measures 4,485mm in length, 1,839mm in width and 1,632mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,681mm. It also gets a boot space of 615-litres, which can be further extended up to 1,665-litres by folding the rear seats

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.

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  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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