Volkswagen India has launched the facelifted Tiguan for a price of Rs. 31.99 lakh (ex-showroom India). Set to go up against the likes of the Jeep Compass and the Citroen C5 Aircross, the updated Tiguan has now reverted back to its five-seater avatar and replaced the outgoing seven-seater Tiguan Allspace. Living up to its commitment of launching four new SUV’s by the end of 2021, the current variant of the Tiguan happens to be assembled in VW’s Aurangabad plant and isn’t a CBU like its predecessor. Despite its local assembly, Volkswagen hasn’t dropped the price over its previous avatar by a long shot, and it’s only seen a reduction of Rs. 2.20 lakh over the Tiguan Allspace.
Volkswagen is now selling the Tiguan in just its top of the line ‘Elegance’ variant. Even though the facelifted Tiguan is quite similar on the inside to the outgoing model, Volkswagen has added a few new features to change things up. Buyers can now expect a 20.32 cm touchscreen infotainment system with gesture control. Illuminated scuff plates, Vienna leather seats, USB C-ports, thirty shades of ambient lighting, flat-bottom steering wheel, three-zone climate control, soft-touch dashboard and illuminated scuff plates.
On the outside, the facelifted Tiguan gets a new redesigned bumper, sharper LED matrix headlights, tweaked front grille, new 18-inch alloy wheels, redesigned rear bumper, Tiguan lettering on the tailgate and LED tail-lights. The Tiguan can be had in a choice of seven paint schemes – Pure White, Oryx White, Dolphin Grey, Kings Red, Reflex Silver, Deep Black and Nightshade Blue.
The old Tiguan five-seater used a 2.0 diesel engine that made an adequate 143 bhp of power and 340 Nm of torque. However, the current facelift gets a punchy 2.0 petrol engine with 190 bhp of power and 320 Nm of torque. It’s also paired to a 7-speed DSG gearbox and puts power down via Volkswagen’s 4MOTOION all-wheel-drive system.
Priced at a slight premium over its competition, we’re pretty excited to see how the Volkswagen Tiguan will fare against its competition that has significantly upped its game in these past years. To further aid buyers, Volkswagen now offers a 4EVER care package that provides a standard four-year warranty extendable up to seven years, four years road-side assistance (RSA) extendable up to 10 years and three-free services. Bookings for the new Tiguan will open across all Volkswagen dealerships or through the brand’s website, while deliveries will commence in mid-January 2022.