Germany’s popular premium car manufacturer, Volkswagen, announced two brand new models for India. The first out of these two Volkswagen cars in India is the Tiguan SUV. The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India was launched on the 24th of May ‘ 2017. It’s production is underway at Volkswagen’s Aurangabad production facility. The prices of this SUV start at Rs 27.98 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The 2017 Tiguan SUV is the second SUV model to come from Volkswagen India, after the now discontinued Touareg. The new Tiguan SUV made its India debut at the 2016 Auto Expo. This SUV from Volkswagen is a 5 seater vehicle.
- 1 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India
- 1.1 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India- Price
- 1.2 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India- Specifications
- 1.3 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India- Mileage
- 1.4 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India- Features
- 1.5 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India- Dimensions
- 1.6 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India – Rivals
- 1.7 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India – Exteriors
- 1.8 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India – Interiors
- 1.9 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India – Technical Specifications
- 1.10 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India – Color Options
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is based on the MQB (Modular Transverse Matric) platform. The same platform which is now quite modern has also been used to underpin the latest generations of the Skoda Octavia and the Volkswagen Golf. When compared to its predecessor, the Tiguan is as much as 50 KGs heavier and offers much more spacious interiors. Outside of India, the Tiguan is on sale in two variants – the Front Wheel Drive (FWD) and the All Wheel Drive (AWD). Additionally, the Tiguan SUV is on sale in 5-door and 7-door body variants. India has got the 5-door version. The Tiguan comes with only one engine option i.e 2.0-litre TDI turbo Diesel motor that pumps out a max. power of 143 PS and a peak torque of 340 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission.
The 2017 Tiguan has become Volkswagen’s flagship model and is priced in the range of Rs 28 lakh to Rs 31 lakh. In India, the new Volkswagen SUV will have to compete with Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and the Jeep Compass. Following the launch of this SUV, Volkswagen India will bring the new Passat to India.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India- Price
|Model||Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)|
|Volkswagen Tiguan Comfortline||Rs 27.98 Lakh|
|Volkswagen Tiguan Highline||Rs 31.38 Lakh|
The new 2017 Tiguan SUV comes to India via the CKD-route. Hence, it is a bit expensive. Either ways, Volkswagen India is not known to price its cars very competitively. The prices of the Tiguan start at Rs 27.98 lakh for the base model . Whereas the top model costs Rs 31.38 lakh. Priced at this point, the 2017 Tiguan will compete everything from the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Toyota Fortuner to the Ford Endeavour.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India- Specifications
|Engine||2.0-litre TDI Diesel|
|Max Power||143 PS|
|Peak Torque||340 Nm|
|Transmission||7-speed DSG Automatic|
As mentioned earlier, the Tiguan in India is available with just one engine i.e the 2.0 L Turbo Diesel with 143 PS of power 340 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 7-speed DSG Automatic transmission. This engine is the same that also powers the Skoda Octavia. Both the variants of the Tiguan get the 4Motion AWD (All Wheel Drive).
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India- Mileage
|Engine||ARAI Claimed Mileage|
|2.0 L Diesel AT AWD||17.06 KMPL|
As per the ARAI figures, the Tiguan returns an overall mileage of 17.06 KMPL.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India- Features
- Brake Assist
- Pedestrian Monitoring
- Automatic post-collision braking system
- Lane Assist
- Adaptive cruise control
- LED headlamps
- Panoramic sunroof
- LED tail lights
- Electric tail gate
- Electric adjust for seats with memory function
- Seven airbags
- Automatic Climate Control
- Multi-zone Aircon
- Automatic Transmission
- Sat Nav
- High-end Audio System
- Leather Seats
- ABS with EBD
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India- Dimensions
|Kerb Weight||1720 kg|
|Ground Clearance||149 mm|
|Boot Space||615 litres|
The MQB platform underpins the new 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV. This platform cuts down the weight to a considerable extent and also leads to a spacious interior. The Tiguan enjoys a wheelbase of 2677 mm, which is 60 mm more than that of the earlier generation. It is also 30 mm wider than before. According to the specifications issued by Volkswagen, the Tiguan has a ground clearance of just 149 mm . Coming to other dimensions, it is 4,486 mm long, 1,839 mm wide and 1,672 mm tall. It has a boot space of 615-litres which can be further maximized to 1,655-litres by folding down the rear seats.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India – Rivals
- Nissan X-Trail
- Skoda Kodiaq
- Hyundai Santa Fe
- Toyota Fortuner
- Ford Endeavour
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India – Exteriors
The new 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan has bold and premium looks and has that distinct Teutonic touch to its design. It can be said that the Tiguan has an aggressive stance that would definitely look daunting on the road. The new Volkswagen SUV gets a typical Volkswagen face with sleek headlamps and chrome-plated grille. The headlights get an awesome look, thanks to the LED DRLs.The Tiguan also gets a sporty front bumper and a sculpted hood.
The side profile looks stunning with bold wheel arches, stylish 20-inch alloys and roof rails. The rear profile also looks considerably muscular and bold. The style quotient of the Tiguan is more enhanced by bits like a sunroof, roof spoiler and a chunky rear bumper. It can’t be said that the styling is very eye catching however, these bits ensures that the Tiguan is a smart looking SUV.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India – Interiors
The Volkswagen Tiguan offers a spacious, feature rich interior. It has one of the most premium cabins in its segment. Thanks to the MQB platform, the Tiguan has a lot of interior space. Adding to this, it offers many features such as a 5-inch touchscreen unit, ergoActive seats, multi-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, electric seat adjustments and many safety features.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India – Technical Specifications
|Length x Width x Height||4486 x 1839 x 1672 mm|
|Kerb Weight||1720 kg|
|Wheel Type and Size||18” Alloys|
|Boot Space||615 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||71 litres|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2.0 L TDI Diesel|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||7-speed DSG Automatic|
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan India – Color Options
The Tiguan comes with 5 color options
- Tungsten Silver
- Atlantic Blue
- Deep Black
- Oryx White
- Indium Grey
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