Volkswagen has unveiled the all-new Tiguan compact crossover at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, and the marque is expected to be launched in India soon.
The new Tiguan takes a serious departure from the current edition in terms of design. The design of the new vehicle seems to have been inspired by the Cross Coupe GTE previewed earlier this year. The curvy round body panels have made way for more flat panels while the edges are sharp and the whole treatment makes the car more athletic.
Despite being 60mm longer and 30mm wider, the new Tiguan has lost more than 50kg and now it sits 33mm lower. The wheelbase has been stretched by 77mm to 2,681 mm, which results in increased interior space. The boot volume of the new Tiguan can take on up to 615-litres of cargo. When the rear seat backrests are folded, its capacity increases to 1,655 litres.
The new Tiguan also uses the MQB platform of the VW group as opposed to the current PQ35 platform. The vehicle will boast of Front Assist with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, Lane Assist and the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, all as standard safety features.
The Tiguan will be available for the global market in a range of eight engines in petrol and diesel with power ranging from 115bhp to 248bhp. Though the engine for India is not confirmed, the vehicle is likely to get 187bhp, 2.0-litre diesel engine.
Volkswagen India had earlier confirmed the local assembly of the Tiguan at its Pune facility. The Tiguan will be pitted against Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Chevrolet Trailblazer and the new Toyota Fortuner.