Volkswagen Tiguan India Launch Date Revealed

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German carmaker, Volkswagen will launch the Tiguan SUV in India on May 24, 2017, and will be offered in two variants: Comfortline and Highline.

The Tiguan, a five-seater SUV, is based on Volkswagen Group's MQB platform and is 50kg lighter than the previous generation. The company has teased the SUV on its official website confirming its launch in the country. The VW Tiguan will be manufactured at the company's Aurangabad plant.

Volkswagen has been testing the Tiguan SUV on Indian roads and was spotted recently outside Skoda's production facility in Aurangabad, Maharastra.

The spy pictures revealed that the Tiguan would feature LED head lights and DRLs, a wide front grille with chrome accents flanking the headlamps.

Inside the cabin, the Volkswagen Tiguan features an all-black dashboard. The centre console is slightly tilted facing the driver and houses the wedge-shaped AC vents, a touchscreen infotainment system and automatic climate control.

The steering wheel will have a flat bottom along with piano-black inserts on its three spokes. The Tiguan will boast of safety features such as 6-airbags, ABS, ESC, ASR, EDL, disc brakes at both ends and EDTC.

Also, the VW Tiguan comes with panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, 3-zone air conditioning with rear controls, leather wrapped steering wheel, auto dimming IRVM, ambient lighting, adjustable lumbar support for driver's seat, heat insulated windshield, electrically adjustable front seats among others.

The India-spec Volkswagen Tiguan will be powered by a 2.0-litre, four cylinder TDI diesel engine that develops 147bhp and 330Nm of torque. The motor will be mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox which sends the power to four wheels through the 4Motion AWD system.

Upon launch, the Volkswagen Tiguan will rival the likes of Hyundai Tucson and upcoming Jeep Compass in India. Prices for the new Volkswagen Tiguan is expected to be in the upwards of Rs 20 lakh.

Stay tuned to DriveSpark as we bring you the exclusive coverage of the launch of the Volkswagen Tiguan in India.

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