Volkswagen Tiguan : Launched!

Engineered to Perfection, Volkswagen Tiguan enters the premium carline segment in India.

 

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Bold stance combined with sheer elegance

 

→   Starting at INR 27.68 Lacs (ex-showroom Mumbai)* the Tiguan will be available in two trims Comfortline and Highline

→   The Tiguan is powered with the latest generation 2.0L TDI engine mated to a 7-speed automatic DSG transmission that delivers 143PS/105kW of power

→   The Tiguan makes its debut in India with the Volkswagen 4MOTION Intelligent AWD system and is based on the modern MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform

→   The new Tiguan is available for test drives and bookings at all Volkswagen dealerships across India

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New Tiguan

Mumbai: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, today announces the launch of the much awaited premium carline, based on the modern MQB platform, the Volkswagen Tiguan. Powered with an efficient 2.0L TDI engine mated to a supple 7 speed automatic-DSG gearbox, the Tiguan delivers peak power of 143 PS/105 kW and 340 Nm of torque ranging from 1750-2750 rpm with superior fuel efficiency of 17.06 kmpl (ARAI tested). The Tiguan is packed with distinctive characteristics that are unmatched in the Indian market. Starting at INR 27.68 Lacs (ex-showroom Mumbai)* the Tiguan is available across all Volkswagen showrooms for test drives and bookings.

 

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Streamlined design slates

 

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Rear three-quarter inhabited from the DNA ; Touareg

First introduced in the year 2007, in Europe, the Volkswagen Tiguan quickly established itself as a bestseller and also claimed the position of being Europe’s safest car. Available in 150 markets with more than 3.5 million owners around the world, the Volkswagen Tiguan has acquired a leading position ever since its introduction globally and now Volkswagen brings the best of its product portfolio to India. The latest generation Tiguan will host several class leading premium lifestyle features like 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, Easy open boot, Electrically foldable ORVM, LED illuminated Panoramic Sunroof and Keyless Entry & Go among others.

 

image 1 Mr. Thierry Lespiaucq, Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. along with the all new Volkswagen Tiguan

Launching the Tiguan, Mr. Thierry Lespiaucq, Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The Tiguan has proven its mettle as a robust and capable carline world over and we are delighted to introduce our global best-seller in the Indian market. Be it daily commute or a meticulous off-road adventure, the Tiguan is a perfect companion, packed with the right amount of power, design and exceptional driving capabilities. The tough and impressive Tiguan offers an impeccable combination of safety, style, luxury and class leading performance. With the Tiguan, we are proud to introduce our 4MOTION intelligent all-wheel drive system based on the modern MQB platform, a first for Volkswagen in India.”

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Shares some similarity with Q3

The Tiguan will be available across all Volkswagen dealerships in India, in two trims Comfortline and Highline. Giving consumers the convenience of selecting from an array of colours, the Tiguan will be available in Tungsten Silver, Oryx White, Deep Black, Indium Grey and Atlantic Blue.

 

Powered with superior capabilities

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Featuring the 4MOTION intelligent all-wheel drive system with variable torque transfer to the rear wheels, the Tiguan guarantees superior acceleration capability and tremendous driving fun in every situation and on every type of driving surface. The carline impresses with its strong characteristics and elegant design that radiates power and authority. Built on Volkswagen’s modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform that makes the vehicles lighter, more efficient, spacious, safe and comfortable with a more dynamic drive system and appearance, the Tiguan as a result draws an unmistakeable stance with distinctive proportions and a very dynamic design. Safety is priority

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Euro NCAP safety rating of 5

Intrinsic to our DNA, the Tiguan integrates innovative safety technologies and assistance systems as standard. The carline is equipped with 6 airbags for occupant’s protection and an ACTIVE HOOD for pedestrian safety. For added pedestrian protection, the Tiguan is built with special deformation elements in the front bumper, a maximum possible distance between bonnet and engine, and deformable wings, ensuring other road users and pedestrians are exposed to as little danger as possible.

Designed to perfection

 

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Right amount of chrome treatment

 

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Sleek and elegant tail-lamps add to a subtle touch

Winner of the German Design Award 2017, the design of the Tiguan emphasises independence and dynamism. With the introduction of the Tiguan in India, Volkswagen has brought in new design characteristics in the premium lifestyle segment, combining striking proportions with sophistication and on-road presence. This proactive attitude is systematically observed in details such as the horizontally aligned unit formed by the radiator grille and headlights, and the higher waist line, resulting in a confident on-road stance.

 

Fuel Efficient Engine

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Fuel efficiency being the major driver in India, the Tiguan is equipped with the powerful and efficient 2.0L TDI engine mated to a 7 speed automatic DSG transmission that offers superior fuel efficiency of 17.06 kmpl (ARAI tested) and a fuel tank that offers a capacity of 71 litres. The engine delivers peak power of 143 PS/ 105 kW and guarantees sheer adrenaline rush for the occupants.   Refined comfort with every touch

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All-black cockpit is one of the best in class

The dashboard is the epitome of aesthetic and functional design, with driver assist technologies that make every drive, pleasurable.

 

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The lovely panoramic sunroof has a long range

The 3-zone auto-climate control system including Air Care Climatronic with an allergen filter delivers precise multi-zone temperature control at all seats.

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Air care climatronic

 

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Quality is top-notch, a typical VW

 

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All-black interiors

The Tiguan combines excellent space and flexibility with superb comfort under all road conditions.

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A spacious interior along with a significant gain in boot space that offers 615 litres with all seats up, 1655 litres with rear-seat folded. The Tiguan is perfect and practical in all situations and across different terrains.

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Multiple storage spaces

 

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7-Speed DSG Automatic : A driver’s delight

 

 

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Long list of accessories

 

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Pick the one that suits your need, endless options available

 

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Red color is sorely missed in the India bound Tiguan

 

Variant
Ex- Showroom (Without Octroi & local taxes)

Tiguan Variant Ex- Showroom (Without Octroi & local taxes)
Mumbai* Delhi
2.OL TDI, 7-Speed DSG (Automatic) CL INR 27,68,492 INR 27,98,000
HL INR 31,04,795 INR 31,38,000

 

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VERDICT

The Tiguan will primarily compete against the likes of upcoming Jeep Compass, Skoda Kodiaq and ventures into the territory of Audi Q3. This being a strategically important product for Volkswagen in their portfolio, they got it spot-on with the equipment levels. A slightly lower pricing would have set the sales chart on fire. Nevertheless, with the primary focus on the safety parameters, it simply ticks all the right boxes.

Stay tuned for the road test review..

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