2017 Volkswagen Tiguan caught testing uncamouflaged in India

Volkswagen is gearing up to launch its most successful Small SUV in India.India bound SUV from Volkswagen, The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan has recently been spotted undisguised further confirming the rumours for an early 2017 launch.For those who are not familiar with this car ,The VW Tiguan is a small SUV that will compete against everything from the Toyota Fortuner to the BMW X1.The Volkswagen Tiguan ushers in a new styling language for the brand’s SUV range.It appears to be boxier, more muscular and more important than its looks, though, is the fact the new Tiguan is more spacious inside.

The SUV is being built on the Modular Transverse Matrix Platform MQB platform wbhich makes it lighter than its predecessor. The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan also appears to be roomier and has a bigger boot space.The High wheelbase of the Small SUV will definitely works in its favour on the rough and pot hole ridden Indian roads.Tigaun bears a resemblance to the Passat or the Golf as it borrows its looks from other cars in the VW family.The Small SUV comes with LED Projector unit at the fornt and LED tail lamps which appear to be a standard fitment.Resting on 19 inch sporty alloys the Tigaun has a muscular stance and is likely gather a substantial fan base in India.

The Tiguan is likely to get a A large, slick touchscreen as a standard fit and pricier trims get a digital instrument panel VW calls ‘Active Info Display’ much like Audi’s ‘Virtual Cockpit’ arrangement, with full sat-nav map graphics between the dials.It offers a lot of information and can be customised too. Driving position is more car like and the view, more SUV. Quality of materials used and overall fit is impressive.The Tiguan gets some upgraded features like online assistance, automatic accident notification, traffic updates, parking space info and vehicle status report. On the safety aspects, the car gets airbags with ABS and EBD. Also, the music system accompanies Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for music enthusiasts.The steering wheel is flat bottomed and more like the one from the new Generation Polo.Rear seats are wide enough to accommodate three adults.

 The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan be offered in the 2.0 TDI, four cylinder engine which churns out 148 horsepower coupled with the 4motion DSG transmission.The 7 speed DSG gear box will keep the power transmission smooth and is likely to be offred in an optional all wheel drive setup. To keep the pricing competitive it is likely that Volswagen might bring this Car via the CKD route and will assemble it locally at the carmaker’s Aurangabad plant.The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is likely to be priced between 20-25lakhs and will surely give its competitors a run for their money.

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