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Volkswagen Tiguan India Specs, Price, Pics, Mileage, Rivals

Every automobile manufacturer operating in India knows that we Indians love SUVs. Volkswagen, although having a good market share in India for a while now does not have an SUV to compliment its presence. Volkswagen plans to add an SUV to its fleet by early 2017.  The SUV – Volkswagen Tiguan was on display at the Auto Expo 2016. The Volkswagen Tiguan SUV will have a price tag of around Rs. 26-30 lakh in India.  I am putting down all the available details of the new Volkswagen Tiguan India launch.

Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan SUV

Volkswagen Tiguan SUV launch in India

SUV ModelLaunch Date (Expected)
Volkswagen TiguanEarly part of 2017

It seems that Volkswagen has plans to launch the Volkswagen Tiguan in India in early 2017. It is very likely that Volkswagen will use the CKD route to bring the car and assemble it somewhere in  Maharashtra. Initially VW may use the CBU route to bring the SUV in India to enter the market carefully.

At the 2016 Auto Expo in February, the Volkswagen Tiguan made its debut in India along with the Polo GTI and the yet to be launched Passat sedan. The SUV was recently seen on Indian roads  sans camouflage. This certainly means that Volkswagen will launch the Tiguan very soon in India.

Volkswagen Tiguan Looks


Volkswagen Tiguan India Price

VariantEx Showroom Price (Expected)
Volkswagen Tiguan Base ModelRs 26 lakhs
Volkswagen Tiguan Top ModelRs 35 lakhs

The Volkswagen Tiguan’s  price in India will be around Rs. 26 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the basic diesel model. The higher end diesel variant with 4 wheel drive will cost around Rs 35 lakhs. Apart from the Ameo,  Volkswagen has hardly been competetive when it comes to pricing. A price tag of above 25 lakhs will place the Tigauan right in the segment of the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. Since the Indian buyers give preference to the looks and size of a car while buying, the Tiguan might find it difficult to establish itself in the market  .  However, a price below Rs 25 lakhs can give the Tiguan an edge over its rivals which are priced above Rs 25 lakhs.

Volkswagen Tiguan Specifications

A 2.0 l diesel engine will power the Volkswagen Tiguan India. Most likely it will have standard 7-speed DSG automatic engine. The engine will produce a whopping 190 PS of maximum power and 400 Nm of peak torque. The specifications of theVolkswagen Tiguan may vary in India.  Later Volkswagen might  launch the petrol variants of the Tiguan. Below I have mentioned the specifications in detail.

Kerb Weight2200 kgs
Length x Width x Height4486 x 1839 x 1646 mm
Wheel Size and Type18” Alloys
Wheelbase2681 mm
Fuel Tank CapacityInfo not yet available
Boot Space502 litres
Engine Type2.0 ltr TDI Diesel
Top Speed210 km/hr
Power 190 PS
Torque400 Nm
Mileage (approx)17-18 kmpl
Transmission7-speed DSG Automatic
Acceleration0-100 in 8 seconds

Volkswagen Tiguan on road


Volkswagen Tiguan  Mileage

The ARAI certified mileage of the Volkswagen Tiguan  is between 17-18 kmpl. On a highway the mileage can go  upto 18-19 kmpl while that in city conditions it could be somewhere around 12-13 kmpl. You can refer to the table below.

ARAI Certified17-18 km/ltr
Highway18-19 km/ltr
City12-13 km/ltr

Volkswagen Tiguan India – Exteriors

The Tiguan has the trademark Volkswagen looks with clean straight lines. It has an all LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights. The front has a chrome grille that gels cleanly into the headlamps.  The bonnet has sharp straight lines. The Tiguan has  boomerang-shape LED tail lamps at the rear. Though it might not be a head turner but the Tiguan has great looks for an SUV.

Volkswagen Tiguan Exterior

Volkswagen Tiguan India – Interior Design

To compliment the exterior, the interior of the Tiguan features the trademark Volkswagen  elegance. The Indian version is most likely to have black beige interiors along with piano black highlights. The steering wheel would be similar to that of the POLO. As always, Volkswagen never compromises on quality. At the  center console is a digital screen that can also be used as the navigation  display. In India, the company  might also consider launching the 7-seater variant of the Tiguan.

Volkswagen Tiguan Interiors

Volkswagen Tiguan India – Engine & Transmission

As mentioned earlier the Volkswagen Tiguan will be powered by a 2 litre TDI, 7 speed DSG automatic transmission diesel engine which will produce a  max power of 190 PS and a peak torque of 400 Nm. Most likely the top end model will feature a 4 wheel drive system. The Indian version might also get a 150 PS 1.4 TSI Petrol engine.

Volkswagen Tiguan


Volkswagen Tiguan India Rivals

The major rivals will be mostly the SUVs in the Rs 25- 30 lakhs segment like the upcoming Nissan X-Trail and Skoda Kodiaq along with the already on road Hyundai Santa Fe. The other rivals could be the Ford Endeavour and the Toyota Fortuner.

Keep visiting indiaautoz.in for more updates on the Volkswagen Tiguan India Launch.

About Abhishek Barmase

Abhishek Barmase is a passionate automobile lover who loves to keep himself updated with the latest development in the Indian Automobile Industry. His love for automobiles made him start his own automobile website, https://indiaautoz.in .

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