The all-new 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan has been launched in India. Is this brand new SUV really worth your money? Let’s find out.
The highly awaited German SUV – 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is now officially launched in India, and is available in your nearby VW dealership at a price tag of Rs 27.98 to 31.38 lacs (Ex-showroom, New Delhi). It has been a while since VW launched any all-new product in the Indian market, and now the VW Tiguan comes as company’s second SUV after the not so popular Touareg.
The all-new Volkswagen Tiguan is based on VW group’s MQB platform, and was first showcased in Auto Expo 2016. After its launch in European market in April 2016, the Tiguan SUV is now finally available for the Indian buyers. This VW SUV is being assembled at company’s Aurangabad factory in Maharashtra.
This SUV faces a tough competition from Skoda Kodiaq, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Trailblazer and Honda CR-V. Let’s have a close look at the Volkswagen Tiguan to find out whether it is really worth a buy.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Exterior Styling
At its offering price tag, the exterior design, looks and aesthetics of VW Tiguan is brilliant enough to lock horns with high-end SUVs like BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. The Volkswagen Tiguan doesn’t sports an aggressive look, but still it is bold enough to appear as one of the best-looking luxury SUVs available in India.
On the front, the two slat VW grille holding the VW logo has enough of chrome to give it a premium look. There is enough of chrome everywhere on the exterior for the same. The stylish bonnet joins the grille in a V shape. The LED headlights placed on the corners of front grille look sophisticated and well-placed. The stylish bumpers with LED DRLs look good too. The high-end variant (Highline) gets 18-inch multi-spoke alloys (17-inch on Comfortline) and LED tail-lamps too.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Interiors
On the inside, the Volkswagen Tiguan’s cabin features a layout of a high-end sedan with offering great comfort and space without any complaints. It gets full marks in terms of seating comfort, knee room, leg room, head room, shoulder room and armrest. The cushions added on the seats are simply superb. The driver’s seating position looks commanding and offers a great view of the outside.
The twin-pod instrument cluster and all-black interiors looks premium and the materials used here and there are made up of high-quality. The roomy and spacious cabin with leather seats, leather upholstery and leather wrapped steering wheel looks premium. The flat-bottomed steering wheel adds to the sportiness. It is probably one of the most comfortable and convenient cabins found on SUVs today.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Infotainment System
The Volkswagen Tiguan features a 12.3-inch touch-screen infotainment system that comes equipped with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink systems. It supports Bluetooth connectivity and can easily play songs through SD cards, CDs and AUX-in connectivity also. For navigation, you have to depend on VW App Connect, and sadly there is no in-built navigation system on this infotainment system.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Safety Features
- Front, side and curtain airbags (six airbags)
- ABS and ESC
- Isofix child-seat mount
- Seat belts with pre-tensioners
- Parking sensors
- Pedestrian safety system
- Hill descent control
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Rain sensing wiper
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Convenience Features
- Driving modes (Normal, Sports & ECO)
- 3-zone climate control
- Cruise control
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Keyless entry
- Push button start system
- Electrically adjustable driver seat with memory function
- Heated front seats
- Easy open boot with one-touch closing function
- 615-litre boot space, 1655-litre with rear seats folded
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Engine & Gearbox
The Volkswagen Tiguan is currently being offered with a single diesel engine option in India. The four-cylinder 2.0-litre diesel engine churns 143hp of maximum power and 340NM of maximum torque. It is coupled to a seven-speed DSG gearbox with all four-wheel drive as standard. This powerful engine promises to run 17.06 kilometers on one litre of diesel.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Price
Volkswagen Tiguan (Comfortline) – Rs.27.98 lacs (Ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Volkswagen Tiguan (Highline) – Rs.31.38 lacs (Ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Do you think that the all-new Volkswagen Tiguan has everything that makes it a value for money deal? Are you planning to buy this brand new SUV soon? Do share your thoughts, comments and feedback in the section below.