At an introductory price of Rs 31.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India), Volkswagen has introduced the Tiguan facelift in India. With delivery beginning in mid-January 2022, reservations for the SUV are now open. At VW’s plant in Aurangabad, the five-seater SUV is locally produced and is only offered in the fully loaded Elegence model.
New bumpers, wheels, and the steering wheel are among the modifications.
Equipped with LED Matrix headlights, three-zone climate control, and more.
Prior to it, a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel was replaced with a 2.0-liter turbo-petrol.
The decision to locally construct the Tiguan in India doesn’t appear to have had much of an impact on the SUV’s price, since the five-seater SUV is roughly Rs 2.21 lakh less expensive than the larger three-row Tiguan Allspace. Priced at Rs. 34.20 lakh (ex-showroom) and imported as a discontinued model, the Allspace
The new Tiguan keeps the angular shape of the current model, but gets some significant updates to differentiate it. The facelifted Tiguan has new, more pointed headlamps, a new front bumper, and an altered front grille. Additionally, it has new LED components in the taillights, reprofiled rear bumper, new 18-inch alloy wheels and Tiguan inscription on the tailboard
Seven exterior paint colours are available for the Tiguan, including Nightshade Blue, Pure White, Oryx White, Deep Black, Dolphin Grey, Reflex Silver, and Kings Red.
The new Tiguan’s dashboard layout and style are identical to those of the previous model, with the touchscreen temperature control system—which replaces the conventional buttons and knobs—marking the biggest change. Volkswagen’s new steering, shown on the Taigun SUV and complete with the company’s new emblem, is also included in the Tiguan facelift.
Redesigned Volkswagen Tiguan features
A powered panoramic sunroof, LED Matrix headlights, leather upholstery, ambient lighting, 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 other features are included in the Tiguan facelift. Six airbags, ABS, ESP, hill-start and descent aid, a tyre pressure monitor, ISOFIX anchors, and a seat belt tensioner are among the safety features.
Redesigned Volkswagen Tiguan’s engine and gearbox
A single 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, TSI turbo-petrol engine with 190 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque powers the Tiguan facelift. It is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, which distributes power to all four wheels via Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system.
The 143 horsepower, 2.0 litre TDI turbo-diesel engine that came with the earlier five-seater Tiguan has been replaced by this 2.0 litre engine.
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan will compete against other five-seater, petrol-powered premium SUVs like the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson (17.29-25.84 lakh and 22.69-24.37 lakh respectively). The locally built Tiguan is more expensive than its petrol-powered rivals at Rs 31.99 lakh (ex-showroom), and is more expensive than the fully equipped Compass Model S diesel-auto 4×4 (Rs 29.34 lakh) and the diesel-only Citroen C5 Aircross (Rs 31.30-32.80).
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