Volkswagen India has revealed the Tiguan facelift which will soon go on sale in India. The Tiguan is returning to the Indian market after a year as it was discontinued for the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. The 2021 VW Tiguan receives cosmetic updates and feature enhancements over the previous model, along with a new BS6 complaint 2.0 TSI petrol engine. Along with Tiguan, the German carmaker also unveiled the Taigun yesterday.
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan: exterior
The Tiguan’s bold, airy, semi-boxy, straight-line design is a derivative of the model that was offered for sale before the BS6 emission standards came into effect. However, the headlight design is a sharper, eye-shaped design and it also features new LED matrix units. The grille has also been modified. The front bumper has triangular fog light clusters and air intakes, helping to provide a certain level of distinction between the Tiguan car and its seven-seater counterpart, the Tiguan Allspace.
When viewed from the rear, the Volkswagen Tiguan looks almost similar to the Allspace, but from the side, a new 18-inch alloy wheel design and a smaller rear overhang set the car apart from the 5-seater.
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan: interior
Inside, the new Tiguan looks similar to the Tiguan Allspace. However, the Tiguan facelift has a touch interface for the climate control system, rather than knobs and buttons.
Tiguan features include an electric panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, leather seats, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, connected car technology, three-zone climate control, eight-position electric connector, and more safety features such as six airbags, ESP, ABS, Hill Start, and Descent Assist, tyre pressure monitoring, ISOFIX anchors, and a standard driver alert system.
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan: engine
Tiguan facelift will be offered with a 2.0 TSI petrol engine. This 1,984cc, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine produces 190hp and 320Nm of torque. A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox will be standard, along with VW’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system.
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan: price in India
We expect the range to start at Rs 26 lakh(ex-showroom, India) and go up to Rs 29 lakh(ex-showroom, India) for the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift. The new Tiguan may compete with newly launched Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson.