Mumbai: Volkswagen, Europe's leading car manufacturer, today announces the launch of the much awaited premium carline, based on the modern MQB platform, the Volkswagen Tiguan. Powered with an efficient 2.0L TDI engine mated to a supple 7 speed automatic-DSG gearbox, the Tiguan delivers peak power of 143 PS/105 kW and 340 Nm of torque ranging from 1750-2750 rpm with superior fuel efficiency of 17.06 kmpl (ARAI tested). The Tiguan is packed with distinctive characteristics that are unmatched in the Indian market. Starting at INR 27.68 Lacs (ex-showroom Mumbai)* the Tiguan is available across all Volkswagen showrooms for test drives and bookings.
First introduced in the year 2007, in Europe, the Volkswagen Tiguan quickly established itself as a bestseller and also claimed the position of being Europe's safest car. Available in 150 markets with more than 3.5 million owners around the world, the Volkswagen Tiguan has acquired a leading position ever since its introduction globally and now Volkswagen brings the best of its product portfolio to India. The latest generation Tiguan will host several class leading premium lifestyle features like Pedestrian Safety (Active Hood), 6 Airbags, Hill Start Assist, Auto Hold, Self-sealing tyres, 'Vienna' leather seats, Cruise Control, AppConnect, Rain and Light sensor, LED Headlamps with DRLs, LED tail-lamps, Easy open boot, Electrically foldable ORVM, LED illuminated Panoramic Sunroof and Keyless Entry & Go among others.
Launching the Tiguan, Mr. Thierry Lespiaucq, Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said, "The Tiguan has proven its mettle as a robust and capable carline world over and we are delighted to introduce our global best-seller in the Indian market. Be it daily commute or a meticulous off-road adventure, the Tiguan is a perfect companion, packed with the right amount of power, design and exceptional driving capabilities. The tough and impressive Tiguan offers an impeccable combination of safety, style, luxury and class leading performance. With the Tiguan, we are proud to introduce our 4MOTION intelligent all-wheel drive system based on the modern MQB platform, a first for Volkswagen in India."
The Tiguan will be available across all Volkswagen dealerships in India, in two trims Comfortline and Highline. Giving consumers the convenience of selecting from an array of colours, the Tiguan will be available in Tungsten Silver, Oryx White, Deep Black, Indium Grey and Atlantic Blue.
Powered with superior capabilities
Featuring the 4MOTION intelligent all-wheel drive system with variable torque transfer to the rear wheels, the Tiguan guarantees superior acceleration capability and tremendous driving fun in every situation and on every type of driving surface. The carline impresses with its strong characteristics and elegant design that radiates power and authority. Built on Volkswagen's modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform that makes the vehicles lighter, more efficient, spacious, safe and comfortable with a more dynamic drive system and appearance, the Tiguan as a result draws an unmistakeable stance with distinctive proportions and a very dynamic design.
Safety is priority
Intrinsic to our DNA, the Tiguan integrates innovative safety technologies and assistance systems as standard. The carline is equipped with 6 airbags for occupant's protection and an ACTIVE HOOD for pedestrian safety. For added pedestrian protection, the Tiguan is built with special deformation elements in the front bumper, a maximum possible distance between bonnet and engine, and deformable wings, ensuring other road users and pedestrians are exposed to as little danger as possible.
Designed to perfection
Winner of the German Design Award 2017, the design of the Tiguan emphasises independence and dynamism. With the introduction of the Tiguan in India, Volkswagen has brought in new design characteristics in the premium lifestyle segment, combining striking proportions with sophistication and on-road presence. This proactive attitude is systematically observed in details such as the horizontally aligned unit formed by the radiator grille and headlights, and the higher waist line, resulting in a confident on-road stance.
Fuel Efficient Engine
Fuel efficiency being the major driver in India, the Tiguan is equipped with the powerful and efficient 2.0L TDI engine mated to a 7 speed automatic DSG transmission that offers superior fuel efficiency of 17.06 kmpl (ARAI tested) and a fuel tank that offers a capacity of 71 litres. The engine delivers peak power of 143 PS/ 105 kW and guarantees sheer adrenaline rush for the occupants.
Refined comfort with every touch
The Tiguan combines excellent space and flexibility with superb comfort under all road conditions. The dashboard is the epitome of aesthetic and functional design, with driver assist technologies that make every drive, pleasurable. The 3-zone auto-climate control system including Air Care Climatronic with an allergen filter delivers precise multi-zone temperature control at all seats. A spacious interior along with a significant gain in boot space that offers 615 litres with all seats up, 1655 litres with rear-seat folded. The Tiguan is perfect and practical in all situations and across different terrains.
*Without Octroi & local taxes
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