The Tiguan is the flagship SUV of Volkswagen in India right now and is priced in a segment which includes heavyweights like the Ford Endeavour and the Toyota Fortuner among others. However, the Tiguan is smaller than both the previously mentioned SUV and is a five-seater only. It does come equipped to the brim with features and is powered by a decently powerful diesel engine. To highlight the versatility and practicality of the Tiguan SUV, Volkswagen has released a new TVC showcasing all of these aspects. Take a look at the video below before we discuss more of the SUV.
In a nutshell, the Volkswagen Tiguan is targeted at those who want a premium SUV with good features that is not too big in size but doesn’t fall short on practicality too. In the TVC, we see three different individuals getting up early in the morning and heading towards their Tiguan, each with a different purpose and destination in their mind. The Tiguan comes with foot sensing boot door release, panoramic sunroof, and multiple driving modes among other features all of which are showcased during the TVC.
The base Comfortline variant of the Volkswagen Tiguan is priced at Rs. 28.07 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) while the top-end Highline variant costs Rs. 31.46 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). This makes it pricier than full size 7 seat SUVs like the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour. The reason for this, according to Volkswagen, is that the Tiguan is positioned as a premium offering with solid build quality and quality materials all around. In the TVC, we see that one of the guys going for an early morning canoeing session, another indulging himself in playing a soulful melody on a musical instrument and another performing gymnast moves. This is to highlight the versatility of the SUV and the TVC shows that it can perfectly gel in accordance with the life of its owner.
Talking about the Tiguan, it is built on the MQB platform that forms the base of many other vehicles on the Volkswagen-Skoda family. As for the engine that powers this SUV, it comes equipped with only a single diesel engine unit. This engine is a 2 litre TDI turbocharged unit that churns out 141 Bhp of peak power and 340 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 7-speed twin-clutch automatic gearbox as standard on both variants. The Comfortline variant is front-wheel driven while the Highline variant gets the all-wheel-drive model. Apart from this, Volkswagen is currently working on bringing two new SUV in India in the form of the T-Roc and the Tiguan All-Space. The latter will be the longer wheelbase version of the Tiguan currently on sale in the country.