Volkswagen India has imported two units of the Tiguan premium SUV for testing and homologation purpose. This import suggests that the company is serious about launching the vehicle anytime soon.
There have been records online about two units of the Tiguan being imported for testing and for ratifying the SUV. Also, suggesting that there could be two different variants of the Tiguan for the country.
Volkswagen had showcased the Tiguan at the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi and the company was to launch the SUV if there is a considerable interest among the customers of India.
The Volkswagen Tiguan is based on the MQB platform seen on the Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Passat among other models of the company.
Volkswagen has designed the Tiguan with bold and aggressive language and is inspired from the Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE. The most impressive are its LED headlights which integrate seamlessly into the twin-slat chrome grille.
Even the large muscular front bumper which houses a wide air dam at the bottom and the horizontal fog lamps signifies the design language of the SUV with a bold stance. The VW Tiguan might bring the Volkswagen India to the highlight if the Tiguan is offered in the country.
On the features front, the Volkswagen Tiguan comes with Pure Air Climatronic three-zone automatic climate control system, panoramic sunroof, electric front seats with four-way lumbar support and massage function.
As for the entertainment, the Tiguan features a VW Car-Net App Connect and Fender premium audio system with a 400-watt amplifier and nine speakers.
Volkswagen has loaded the Tiguan with safety features as well, which include Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, Lane Assist departure warning system, City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring System.
It also features seven airbags, driver-side knee airbag, adaptive cruise control, Area View, Pre-Crash proactive occupant protection and Side Assist (Lane Changing assistant).
Once launched, the Volkswagen Tiguan will rival the likes of Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Range Rover Evoque in India.