The Volkswagen Tiguan will be launched in India in two variants. The company has already started dealer training for the compact SUV, which is expected to go on sale by mid-2017.
While the base variant of the Tiguan is called Trendline in other global markets, the company has decided to not launch this trim in India. Instead, the Comfortline will be an entry-level variant, while the top-spec variant will be christened Highline.
The entry-level Comfortline trim of the Volkswagen Tiguan gets 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps and DRLs, LED tail lamps. Other features include heated front seats, cruise control and paddle shifters for the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Safety features like ABS, ESC, six airbags will be offered as standard. The higher-spec Highline variant adds a few more creature comforts to justify the higher price tag. It will be equipped with 18-inch alloys, keyless entry, push-button start, panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, illuminated front scuff plates, easy-to-open tailgate with delayed closing function and reverse parking cameras. It even gets self-sealing tyres.
While details about the powertrain haven’t been confirmed yet, we expect the Tiguan to be powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, delivering 147bhp. The Tiguan will be introduced here as a locally assembled model. With a price tag in the range of Rs 30 lakh, the Tiguan will compete against the likes of the Hyundai Tucson and the Honda CR-V. Initially, the Tiguan was projected to go on sale this month, but now the launch seems to have been pushed to mid-2017.