Volkswagen's new Tiguan, which made its India debut at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2016, will be assembled in India, emerging reports suggest. The new Tiguan is expected to go on sale in India in 2017.
According to an Economic Times report, the Tiguan will be assembled in India at the company's Aurangabad facility. Built on the MQB platform of the VW group, the new Tiguan will be pitted against Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Chevrolet Trailblazer and the new Toyota Fortuner in India.
The new Tiguan, despite being 60mm longer and 30mm wider than the original, has lost more than 50kg and sits 33mm lower. The wheelbase has been stretched by 77mm to 2,681 mm and has a boot capacity of 615-litres. In India, the Tiguan is likely to be powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine, which can churn out 187bhp. In the international market, the Tiguan's powertrain includes eight engines in petrol and diesel with power ranging from 115bhp to 248bhp.
On the safety front, the new Volkswagen Tiguan houses Front Assist with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, Lane Assist and the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System as standard on all grades. Other features include three-zone automatic climate control, a five-inch colour touchscreen, and an optional eight-inch screen with smartphone integration.