Early 2016 will see the launch of the second gen Tiguan from Volkswagen in India, but the carmaker officially revealed the car at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show ahead of this launch.
The Tiguan has as many as four diesel and four petrol options in terms of engines. While the petrol options come within the 123bhp to 234bhp range, the diesel engines are available in the 118bhp to 240bhp range. Apart from the base variants, the other engine options will also be available with the 4MOTION AWD system with the Tiguan itself being available in the Trendline, ComfortLine and Highline variants.
The car is underpinned by the MQB platform and is now longer, larger and still about 50kg lighter as compared to the earlier generation model. The car has a revamped look as well and has all the elements of Volkswagen’s typical design. The Mk7 Golf family tie is unmistakable as a result of flared wheel arches, a strong shoulder line as well as a rear sloping roofline. There are wrap around tail lamps, outwardly sloping rear glass and a contrasted colour bumper which make the car look a tad sporty as well.
The car is to be manufactured at the Mexico facility of the carmaker and is to be made in both five as well as seven-seater configurations. However, there is yet to be a confirmed date for when the Tiguan will go into production even though the unveiling has already been done.