German car manufacturer Volkswagen is all geared up to introduce its much-awaited products in the Indian market. The first car to hit the Indian shores this year is the Tiguan SUV.
Volkswagen is all set to launch the Tiguan SUV in India in May 2017 with the bookings for the SUV commences from April 2017. It is the first time the Tiguan brand will make its entry to the country.
The Volkswagen Tiguan is based on the company's popular MQB platform. The wheelbase of the new Tiguan has been increased, which means more cabin space and the new model also sheds 50kg than its previous iteration.
The new Tiguan will draw power from a 2-litre TDI oil burner capable of pumping out 147bhp. The diesel engine is mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.
The interior of the new Tiguan features a 5-inch screen or a bigger 8-inch display depending on the variant with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink and navigation support and several other functions.
The Volkswagen Tiguan will enter the Indian market as a Completely Built Unit (CBU), and this will bump up the price of the SUV. With the Tiguan SUV, VW is not planning to take on the premium segment.
When launched in India, Volkswagen Tiguan will take on its segment rivals such as Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and the Chevrolet Trailblazer. The company will begin the assembly of cars in India by this year.
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