The Volkswagen’s facelift Tiguan is available in India for Rs 31.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Reservations for the SUV are now being taken, with deliveries starting in January 2022. The five-seater SUV is made in India at VW’s Aurangabad plant, and there is only one fully-loaded Elegance trim level available.
- Changes include new bumpers, alloy wheels, and a steering wheel.
- LED Matrix headlights, three-zone climate control, and more are included.
- The 2.0-litre turbo-petrol replaces the predecessor’s 2.0-litre turbo-diesel.
The choice to build the Tiguan in India had little impact on pricing, with the five-seater SUV costing around Rs 2.21 lakh less than the three-row Tiguan All space. The Alls pace was imported as a CBU for Rs 34.20 lakh after it was deactivated (ex-showroom).
Changes to the appearance and interior of the Volkswagen Tiguan
The new Tiguan retains the previous model’s squared-off appearance but adds a few key elements to set it apart. Among the cosmetic changes made to the Tiguan facelift are redesigned, sharpened headlights, a new bumper, and a revised grille. All of these features, as well as the 18-inch alloy wheels, have been upgraded, including reprofiled rear bumpers, LED taillights, and Tiguan letters on the tailgate.
In addition to Nightshade Blue, Pure White, Oryx White, Deep Black, Dolphin Grey, and Reflex Silver, the Tiguan can be ordered in Kings Red as well.
A touchscreen temperature control system replaces the traditional buttons and knobs on the new Tiguan’s dashboard, which is similar to the previous model’s design. The facelifted Tiguan features Volkswagen’s new steering wheel, first seen on the Taigun SUV, and its new emblem.
Volkswagen’s facelift Tiguan features
A powered panoramic sunroof, LED Matrix headlights, leather upholstery, ambient lighting, a 10-inch digital instrument display, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as connected car technologies, three-zone climate control, and an eight-way powered driver’s seat are among the features of the Tiguan facelift. The safety features include six airbags, ABS, ESP, hill-start and downhill assistance, a tire pressure monitor, ISOFIX anchors, and a Driver Alert System.
Volkswagen Tiguan Facelift: engine and transmission
Volkswagen’s Tiguan facelift uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine producing 190 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque, coupled to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that distributes power to all four wheels via 4MOTION all-wheel-drive.
This 2.0-liter engine takes the place of the 143hp 2.0-liter TDI turbo-diesel engine that came standard with the previous five-seater Tiguan.
Tiguan facelift: Volkswagen competes
The new Volkswagen Tiguan will compete with other five-seater premium SUVs powered by gasoline, such as the Jeep Compass (Rs 17.29 lakh-25.84 lakh) and the Hyundai Tucson (Rs 17.29 lakh-25.84 lakh) (Rs 22.69 lakh-24.37 lakh). The locally produced Tiguan is more expensive than its petrol-powered rivals, at Rs 31.99 lakh (ex-showroom), and is priced closer to the fully-loaded Compass Model S diesel-auto 4×4 (Rs 29.34 lakh) and the Citroen C5 Aircross, which is exclusively available in diesel (Rs 31.30-32.80 lakh). The fully outfitted Tucson diesel, on the other hand, costs Rs 27.47 lakh “as read and reported by www.autocarindia.com”.