Volkswagen Tiguan SUV makes India debut 

Volkswagen Tiguan SUV makes India debut 
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Volkswagen has introduced the Tiguan SUV at the 2016 Auto Expo on Wednesday. Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year, the new second-generation Tiguan is the first SUV from the VW Group to be based on its flexible MQB platform that also underpins the Skoda Octavia and the new Passat.

Volkswagen has introduced the Tiguan SUV at the 2016 Auto Expo on Wednesday. Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year, the new second-generation Tiguan is the first SUV from the VW Group to be based on its flexible MQB platform that also underpins the Skoda Octavia and the new Passat.

The SUV will come to India in 2017 and is likely to be assembled at the VW Group plant in Aurangabad. The new Tiguan features a sharp, sporty exterior design, and the MQB platform enables the car to be relatively lighter by over 50kg from the vehicle it replaces.

Lending the Tiguan a premium look are dual LED headlights, which merge with the grille to form a single element. The carmaker says the Tiguan is the first SUV to be equipped with dual LED headlights.

Under the hood, the new VW Tiguan comes with up to eight engine options for various markets, with a range of petrol and diesel engines to choose from. The Tiguan for the Indian market is likely to be powered by the 148bhp, 2.0-litre diesel motor. While the Tiguan for the international markets is available in both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive versions, India is likely to get the former.

On the inside, the Tiguan comes equipped with a host of driver assistance, infotainment and safety features, according to trim levels, such as three-zone automatic climate control, redesigned seats, a five-inch colour touchscreen with the option of a larger eight-inch screen with smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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