Volkswagen has introduced the Tiguan facelift in India at a starting price of Rs 31.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Bookings for the SUV are now available, with delivery beginning in mid-January 2022. The five-seater SUV is built in India at VW’s Aurangabad factory and comes in a single fully-loaded Elegance trim level.
New bumpers, alloy wheels, and a steering wheel are among the changes.
LED Matrix headlights, three-zone climate control, and other features are included.
The 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine replaces the predecessor’s 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine.
The decision to construct the Tiguan in India appears to have had minimal impact on the SUV’s pricing, with the five-seater SUV costing approximately Rs 2.21 lakh less than the larger three-row Tiguan Allspace. The now-discontinued Allspace was imported as a CBU and was priced at Rs 34.20 lakh (ex-showroom).
Volkswagen Tiguan: Features
The Tiguan facelift has a powered panoramic sunroof, LED Matrix headlights, leather interior, ambient lighting, a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, connected car technology, three-zone climate control, an eight-way powered driver’s seat, and more. Six airbags, ABS, ESP, hill-start and downhill aid, a tire pressure monitor, ISOFIX anchors, and a Driver Alert System are among the safety features.
Volkswagen Tiguan facelift: Improvements to the exterior and inside
The new Tiguan keeps the squared-off form of the previous model, but with a few important tweaks to distinguish it. The Tiguan facelift has new, sharper headlights, a new front bumper, and a redesigned front grille. It also has new 18-inch alloy wheels, a re-profiled rear bumper, new LED elements in the taillights, and Tiguan lettering on the tailgate.
The exterior paint colors for the Tiguan are Nightshade Blue, Pure White, Oryx White, Deep Black, Dolphin Grey, Reflex Silver, and Kings Red.
The dashboard appearance and layout of the new Tiguan are identical to the outgoing model, with the largest difference being the touchscreen climate control system, which replaces the traditional buttons and knobs. Volkswagen’s innovative steering, first seen on the Taigun SUV, is also available on the Tiguan facelift.
Volkswagen Tiguan: engine and transmission:
The Tiguan facelift is powered by a single 190hp, 320Nm, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, TSI turbo-petrol engine mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and provides power to all four wheels via Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system.
This 2.0-liter engine replaces the 143hp, 2.0-litre TDI turbo-diesel engine used in the previous five-seater Tiguan.
Volkswagen Tiguan: Competition
The new Volkswagen Tiguan will compete with other petrol-powered, five-seater decoration SUVs, like the Jeep Compass (Rs17.29 lakh-25.84 lakh) and the Hyundai Tucson (Rs22.69 lakh-24.37 lakh). At Rs31.99 lakh (ex-showroom), the locally collected Tiguan is dear than its petrol-powered rivals and is priced near to the completely-loaded Compass Model S diesel- bus 4×4 (Rs29.34 lakh) and the diesel-only Citroen C5 Aircross (Rs31.30-32.80 lakh). The completely- loaded Tucson diesel, in comparison, is priced at Rs27.47 lakh.