Volkswagen Tiguan Comparison the Tiguan was a fantastic car for customers who wanted an unobtrusive yet highly capable car but didn’t want to spend a lot of money on the luxury end of the market when it first arrived in India in 2017. Due to the strict BS6 standards, the Tiguan was taken off the market last year. The SUV has returned, with an overhauled outward appearance, a feature-packed cabin, and a new motor. So, let’s take a closer look at the new Tiguan to see what has changed and what hasn’t.
Exterior and styling
The 2017 Tiguan has a new face upfront, with a revised grille. It receives more chrome than before, and adaptive LED matrix headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights to flank it on both sides. The headlamps’ overall form is unchanged, but they have a new lighting signature that makes them look much more modern. The 18-inch alloy wheels feature a multi-spoke pattern in a single silver hue, which is also unique.
A new trademark for split LED tail lamps has been added at the back, with a dark red theme. With the addition of a horizontal chrome stripe, the revised bumpers now look more macho and attractive. The ‘Tiguan’ writing has also been moved and is now clearly displayed below the VW logo in the centre of the boot lid.
At the back, a new signature for split LED tail lamps with a dark red theme has been added. The reworked bumpers now look more manly and handsome thanks to the addition of a horizontal chrome stripe. The ‘Tiguan’ wording has also been relocated and is now prominently displayed beneath the VW badge in the boot lid’s centre.
Features and interior
On the inside, a new steering wheel with the new logo and silver highlights, a completely digital 10-inch instrument cluster, three-zone automatic climate control with a touch-based system, and an illuminated gear knob have been added, despite the layout and black dashboard theme being kept.
There’s also an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with gesture control. The Tiguan facelift also includes 30-color ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof, a reverse parking camera with four different viewpoints, three USB Type-C ports, and an eight-way electrically adjustable driver seat, among other amenities.
Six airbags, all four disc brakes, a tyre pressure monitoring system, park distance control, ISOFIX anchorage hooks, hill start and descent control, and more are all standard on the Tiguan.
The redesigned Volkswagen Tiguan has sacrificed the strong 2.0-litre diesel powertrain in favour of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder TSI motor with the BS6 transition. The petrol engine produces 187 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque, and it is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters. The Tiguan comes standard with Volkswagen’s 4Motion four-wheel-drive system and four different drive modes: on-road, off-road individual, off-road individual, and snow.
The Volkswagen Tiguan has become a little more expensive as a result of the BS6 transition and mid-life update. The previous model cost Rs 27.98 lakh (ex-showroom), while the new one costs Rs 31.99 lakh (ex-showroom). One of the reasons is that the Tiguan currently comes in only one top-spec Elegance trim level. The Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson, BMW X1, and Citroen C5 Aircross are among Tiguan’s competitors “as read and reported by www.carwale.com”.