Volkswagen India will soon make a comeback into the SUV territory after having a poor run with the Touareg. The German automaker has just unveiled the Tiguan SUV at the Auto Expo of 2016. Based on the MQB platform that it shares with the 8th generation Passat, the 2nd generation Tiguan that’ll be sold here will be a 5 seat version.
A 7 seat version is under development but is meant for European shores. The 5 seat SUV will be assembled here through the CKD route, and will be launched early next year. 2 liter turbocharged TSI petrol and TDI diesel engines are likely to be offered on the Tiguan sold here.
An all wheel drive layout with the DSG twin clutch automatic gearbox transmitting torque is expected to be standard fare on this SUV. A price tag close to the 30 lakh rupee mark is likely. At that price point, the Tiguan will serve as a premium, German luxury SUV that goes up against the likes of the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour. The vehicle’s big selling point is expected to be its refinement levels, German build and confident high speed dynamics.