The Tiguan will be the first SUV from Volkswagen and will compete directly with some big names like Fortuner and Endeavor

The rumours of Volkswagen launching the Tiguan SUV in India were doing rounds on the internet for quite some time now. The rumours then turned out to be true when Volkswagen actually listed the Tiguan on their official website. Now Volkswagen officially confirmed that they would be launching their first SUV for the Indian market on 24th May 2017.

The soon to be launched SUV was caught being tested a couple of times on the Indian road while the bookings for the Tiguan has also commenced in some showrooms already. The production of this new SUV has already begun at the Volkswagen Group’s manufacturing facility in Aurangabad. This is actually the same car which was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo after its global premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor show.

The Tiguan will be sold in the Indian market with five-seat configuration and is based on the Volkswagen’s modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform which is also used by many Volkswagen Group of cars. The SUV at present will be offered with a single diesel engine options. The 2.0 Litre TDI diesel motor churns out about 140 Ps of peak power and 350 NM of torque. The engine will be paired to a seven-speed DSG gearbox which will send power to the four wheels at the same time with the help of 4MOTION four-wheel drive options. However, Volkswagen will also offer a two wheel drive option as well for their base level trims.

Once launched the Tiguan will compete directly with the likes of Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Fortuner, etc. and will be priced in the range of 25-30 Lakh rupee mark.

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