Volkswagen Tiguan To Make A Come Back In India
The 5-seater Volkswagen Tiguan will be back in2021, revealed today by the German brand. The Tiguan will be replaced by the forthcoming SUV in the medium-sized Taigun and the T-Roc and Tiguan Allspace pair of seven places in what is called the SUVW strategy of Volkswagen India. It also reported that the T-Roc and the Tiguan Allspace second batch have been imported and are now available for purchase under the 2.500 unit import guideline.
While we previously announced that the Volkswagen Taigun will be leading the launch of the SUV in South Africa this year, after around one year, the coming of the larger Tiguan marks the return of the SUV to our market. The Tiguan was powered by a diesel engine on sale before April 2020 and VW planned to phase out its BS6 range of diesel engines by discontinuing its 5-seater SUV.
In May 2020, we announced that the 5-seater Tiguan was going to return with a petrol engine instead of the diesel unit and that it was going to be the facelift model, and, most significantly, that the German brand was expected to manufacture the model in its Chakan plant.
The 4.5-meter facelifted SUV is distinguished by many specifics on India’s previous model, and Tiguan Allspace, which holds a seat of 7. It comes with an adjustable grid and a bumper configuration along with LED headlights of different shapes. New prototypes for the alloy wheels will also be available.
The overall interior configuration of the pre-face-lift and Volkswagen Tiguan face-lift is identical, but instead of knobs and controls, the latest model is designed to be a high-speed interface for climate control. The range of options is also set to expand: an eight-way powered driver seat and more are likely to be available as an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment device, three-zone climate control.
The Tiguan will share the Tiguan Allspace with its 2.0 TSI engine. This 2.0-liter turbo-petrol unit is supposed to produce a maximum torque of 190 and 320 Nm. It is likely to be a conventional 7-speed double-clutch automatic gearbox. It has yet to be verified if all-wheel drive is available.
The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan is expected to be priced competitively, thanks to the local assembly and because its powertrain is shared with other VW Group versions.
The Tiguan is located above the Taigun and the T-Roc in the VW India lineup, but below the Tiguan Allspace (Rs 10-18 lakh, approximately) and the VW India line-up (Rs 34.20 lakh). Price is expected to be somewhere between Rs 26-29 lakh.
The petrol variant of Hyundai Tucson (Rs 22.25-23.91 lakh*) will be used in contention with this and is also an alternative to the new Jeep Compass (Rs 16.99-25.29 lakh).
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