Volkswagen to launch new Tiguan SUV on 24th May

The Tiguan SUV to be offered in 5 seater option, range could start under Rs. 25 lakh (ex-showroom).

Volkswagen is all set to launch their first new product for 2017. The company had announced earlier to introduce the new Tiguan SUV and has now confirmed to launch it on 24th May.

The new Tiguan is based on the MQB platform which was launched first by SKODA with the new Octavia sedan and followed by Superb.

The new SUV will be available in two trims – Comfortline and Highline and VW may offer the Trendline trim in future.

The Comfortline trim features LED projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, LED tail lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, electrically adjustable and heated front seats with memory function, power adjustment with lumbar support for the driver’s seat, Cruise control and three-zone climate control with rear controls.

The Highline trim level will feature larger 18-inch alloy wheels, gets a panoramic sunroof (first SUV in its segment), ambient lighting, Easy-Open gesture controlled tailgate, reverse parking camera and keyless entry with push-button start.

In terms of safety the SUV comes with 5 star Euro NCAP rating. In India we can expect 8 airbags, ABS, EBD, Electronic stability control and Traction control.

The India-spec Tiguan will be powered by a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine  which develops 147 BHP and mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox. The SUV will be offered with 4MOTION all-wheel drive system

The VW Tiguan is expected to compete against the Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V and the upcoming Jeep Compass.

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