Five-seater Volkswagen Tiguan set for comeback in a facelifted avatar
Volkswagen India is poised to complete its SUVW strategy with the facelifted Tiguan; brand announces second batch of T-Roc and Tiguan Allspace
The five-seater Volkswagen Tiguan will be the latest addition to Volkswagen India’s SUV portfolio in India and will be powered by a 2-litre TSI engine that it also shares with the Tiguan Allspace and other VW Group cousins like the Skoda Superb and Audi Q2. With that, the brand will complete its SUVW product strategy (comprising four SUVs) when the five-seater Tiguan finally gets launched in the coming weeks.
We’ve been spotting test mules of the five-seater Tiguan and this announcement was being speculated for a long time. For the uninitiated, this was the SUV in wraps in VW’s pictures of the SUVW strategy. The facelifted five-seater Tiguan will come with sleeker LED headlamps, digital cockpit and a new steering wheel design. However, what most enthusiasts will look out for will be the punchy 2-litre TSI engine that will be mated to a seven-speed DSG and 4Motion AWD. And most importantly, the Tiguan will be locally assembled, unlike the T-Roc and the Tiguan Allspace, and that should help keep the prices in check. We’re expecting it to be priced within Rs 30 lakh, ex-showroom.
Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “2021 is an important year for the brand as we fulfill our promise of introducing four-new SUVs. We’ve been working relentlessly towards strengthening our existing offerings and our upcoming products, the Taigun and Tiguan will further enhance our presence in the Indian market. The customers’ demand for different body styles is on the rise and we look forward to contributing in meeting this growing demand in India with our strong, reliable and sustainable product strategy.”
We are also awaiting the launch for one of the most awaited SUVs of this year — the Volkswagen Taigun, which will be another fruit of the India 2.0 project. The Taigun and the Tiguan will complete the quartet of Ts in Volkswagen India’s portfolio. Besides this, the T-Roc and Tiguan AllSpace seem to be garnering a good response, with the T-Roc being sold out within two-months of its launch in March 2020. And to cater to the overwhelming demand, the manufacturer has announced a second batch of the T-Roc and Tiguan AllSpace.