Volkswagen has given its premium SUV, Tiguan, a minor facelift with cosmetics and some added extra features. The engine of Tiguan is now RDE compliant with the latest BS6 phase-2 emission norms. The updated VW Tiguan is now priced at Rs 34.69 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Here are all the changes and safety updates in the new 2023 Taigun.
First and foremost is the interiors. The Tiguan now has a grey and white interior, replacing the all-black cabin layout of the earlier model. VW has also added a wireless charging pad. Apart from these cosmetics and features, VW has also advanced its SUV with more safety equipment that includes Level 1 ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System), driver alert systems, seat-belt reminder for all seats, six airbags, hill-start assist, hill-descent control, as well as three-point seat-belts and adjustable head restraints for all seats. The Tiguan now also comes with Volkswagen's Park Assist system, which is a semi-automatic parking system that helps drivers park their cars.
In the wake of new BS6 Phase 2 norms, VW has to tune the engine for RDE compliance. Taigun gets the same enthusiasts' favourite 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine that churns out 190hp of peak power and 320Nm of torque. The engine, however, is now more fuel efficient than before, with an ARAI claimed efficiency of 13.54kpl, up from 12.65kpl.
VW Taigun goes up against Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass and C5 Aircross. With Jeep discontinuing its petrol engine, Hyundai is the only manufacturer that has an advantage with its diesel engine option.