Volkswagen introduces Tiguan SUV, prices start at Rs. 27.68 lakhs

German luxury car maker Volkswagen has entered the SUV segment with the launch of Tiguan SUV.

The Tiguan is based on the modern MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform and is the first new model launched in India after a gap of 1 year.

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. The SUV is available in 150 markets with more than 3.5 million owners around the world.

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 engine delivers a 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).

Currently the SUV is available with a diesel engine only, but we can expect VW to also bring a petrol variant in the future.

The SUV also features 4MOTION intelligent all-wheel drive system with variable torque transfer to the rear wheels

The latest generation Tiguan is equipped with 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.

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.

Winner of the German Design Award 2017, the design of the Tiguan emphasises independence and dynamism.

Tiguan SUV specifications

Engine Type Turbocharged, Direct Injection Common Rail Diesel Engine

Capacity 1968 cc

Bore x Stroke 81 X 95.5 mm

Max. Output 105kW (143PS) @ 4000 rpm

Max. Torque 340 Nm @ 1750-2750 rpm

Gear Box 7-speed DSG Automatic

Drivetrain 4MOTION- Intelligent All Wheel Drive with variable torque transfer to rear wheels

Length 4486 mm

Width 1839 mm

Height 1672mm

Wheel Base 2677 mm

Front/Rear Track 1578 / 1568 mm

Tyre Size CL: 215/65 R17; HL: 235/55 R18

Ground Clearance 149 mm

Kerb Weight (with 90% fuel) 1720 Kg

Airbags 6 airbags

Fuel Tank Capacity 71 Ltrs.

Boot Capacity 615 Ltrs with all seats up, 1655 Ltrs with rear-seat folded.

Fuel Consumption 17.06 kmpl (As per ARAI)

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