Shown at the 2016 Auto Expo in February and just giving consumers a short-time look, then the launch of the Volkswagen Tiguan was still unclear until mid-2016. Then Volkswagen declared that it would bring its Tiguan into the Indian full-size SUV market, which makes it a high-end level SUV. And now from Volkswagen’s official website, you can own the Tiguan at about ₹28 lakh. *.
Engine and Transmission
At present, Tiguan provides two variant, Comfortline and Highline, both of them have the same 2.0 4-cylinder TDI diesel engine under the hood and match with a Dual Shift Gearbox (DSG). It can produce a maximum power of 143ps @ 4000rpm and a top torque of 340Nm @ 1750-2750rpm.
Steering and Handling
Based on the MQB platform, the Volkswagen Tiguan now is 60kg lighter and with its well-adjusted suspension system and 4MOTION (All wheel drive), the SUV can handle a lot of road conditions. And the 2.0 TDI engine paired with a 7-speed transmission gives you very spectacular driving experience.
The authoritative parameter of the fuel efficiency we get from Volkswagen is about 16.65 kmpl.
※Length (mm): 4486
※Width (mm): 1839
※Height (mm): 1672
※Wheelbase (mm) : 2677
Since Volkswagen is a Germany automaker giant, the look of the Tiguan has a sense of European style. Its front grille is small compared with other cars and as you can see the height of it just fits the size of the logo. The headlamps also have the same height as the grille, this makes it look good. The whole design of the vehicle is very modern and sporty.
※Comfortline: 215/65 R 17
※Highline: 235/55 R 18
The all-black theme perfectly shows the luxury inside the car and you can have an instrument cluster not only shows your revs and speed but other information of your car. What’s more, the overall layout of the central console is very nice and aesthetic.
The room the Volkswagen Tiguan provides is pretty spacious, both driver and passenger can enjoy plenty of headroom as well as knee room. And the rear seats are split 60:40 and able to be reclined or slid forwards and backwards. Besides, it has a big panoramic sunroof.
※Anti-lock braking System (ABS), Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP)
※Hill hold and hill descent control
The Volkswagen Tiguan is a really good SUV. It is good-looking, the shape and proportion are great as well. Also, you can enjoy a roomy cabin with lots of useful interiors. Volkswagen has offered the Tiguan with a powerful engine and decent transmission. It could be a strong fighter in the Indian full-size SUV market.