The Volkswagen Tiguan was recently snapped taking rounds in India without any camouflage. With 2017 just around the corner, it appears that this SUV is likely to be the first model to be launched in India next year.
Since there is absolutely no camouflage on the vehicles, we can see that at least one version will receive halogen headlamps, DRLs, roof rails, 17-inch alloy wheels and LED tail lamps. This might be the top-end Highline trim slotted above the Comfortline variant, while the Trendline should be the entry-level trim according to VW's current naming strategy.
The Tiguan is based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform and available in two engine options in Germany. This includes a 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged four-cylinder petrol mill that produces 132 kW (177bhp) and 320Nm of torque, and a 2.0-litre TDI turbocharged four-cylinder diesel motor that churns out 110 kW (148bhp) and 340Nm of torque. The engine might come mated to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG transmission.
Volkswagen has already launched this Tiguan globally and will soon launch it in India as well. Its introduction in the Indian market will mean VW's entry into the compact SUV segment in India. The Tiguan will then compete with the Audi Q3 and BMW X1 in the Rs 28 lakh to Rs 38 lakh price segment in our country.
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