The Volkswagen Tiguan SUV has been showcased at the Auto Expo 2016. This is the 2nd generation of the popular SUV, that was unveiled at the Frankfurt motorshow last year. The car is expected to be locally produced here in India, keeping the prices as low as possible.
The Tiguan is based on the MQB platform, and has been made lighter by 50 kg and more spacious. The design language has taken inspiration from sister cars likes the Passat and golf, and provides a premium feel. The front gets dual LED headlamps, new grilles, beautifully designed bumper and chiseled bonnet. The alloys are all new and the SUV gets panoramic sunroof (largest in its class).
On the inside the Volkswagen Tiguan gets a very premium looking dashboard and center console, fitted with features like sporty dual tone seats, driver assistance, three-zone automatic climate control, a standard five-inch non colour touchscreen infotainment system with optional eight-inch screen. The infotainment system is provided with smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The front seats have electric 4-way lumbar support and massage function.
Though Volkswagen offers a number of engine options for the Tiguan over the world, In India the car is expected to be powered by a 2.0 liter TDi diesel mill that could produce over 150 bhp. Volkswagen has claimed that the mileage of the new car has improved, and so has the interactive driving experience. Base variants will be front wheel drive, while top ends will get VW’s 4MOTION AWD system. The car has also been confirmed for launch by late 2016 or early 2017, however the manufacturer has refused to give details on the price.
The new VW Tiguan measures 4485 mm in length (70 mm increase), 1839 mm (30.5 mm increase) in width, 1633 mm in height (33 mm lower), and has a wheelbase of 2682 mm (76 mm longer).
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