Volkswagen is preparing to launch its new SUV, the Tiguan, in India soon, with production having commenced last month at its facility in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The carmaker, which already has premium models such as the GTI in its fold, aims to strengthen its focus on the upper end of the market with the launch of the Tiguan. The Brochure is already leaked. SUVs are currently a rage in the country and Volkswagen too, is looking to ride this wave.
Leaked images of the brochure online suggest that the SUV will be equipped with a host of infotainment and safety features. VW will skip the entry-level Trendline trim and will launch the Tiguan in two specification grades – Comfortline and the top-spec Highline. The Comfortline trim gets 17-inch alloy wheels, body coloured bumpers, LED headlamps and DRL, LED tail-lamps, electrically adjustable heated front seats, cruise control and paddle shifters.
Safety features including front and rear disc brakes, ABS, ESC, curtain and front airbags, park distance control, rain sensors will be offered as standard. The Highline variant will add 18-inch alloys, keyless entry with push-button start, panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, illuminated front scuff plates, easy open tailgate with delayed closing function, and safety features such as self-sealing tyres and reverse parking cameras.