Volkswagen Tiguan gets updated interior; prices go up by Rs 49,000

Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen has updated its flagship SUV in India, the Tiguan, which has also resulted in a price hike of Rs 49,000. Priced at Rs 34.69 lakh (ex-showroom), the updated Tiguan now gets a new dual-tone interior as well as other feature updates. Additionally, Volkswagen has also made the 2.0-litre TSI engine compliant with the new stringent emissions norms.

  1. Volkswagen Tiguan now gets a wireless phone charger
  2. Gets a new dual-tone, grey and white interior
  3. Tiguan also gets Volkswagen Park Assist system

Volkswagen Tiguan interior updates

The Tiguan now gets a grey and white interior, which replaces the all-black cabin. Along with this, Volkswagen has added a wireless smartphone charger and seat-belt reminder for all seats. Other safety features include six airbags, hill-start assist, hill-descent control as well as three-point seat-belts and adjustable head restraints for all seats. 

The Tiguan also gets Volkswagen’s Park Assist system, which lets the SUV parallel park itself in an empty space. Interestingly, despite the car steering itself automatically, the driver remains in control of the accelerator and brakes, making it a semi-automatic parking system.

Volkswagen Tiguan powertrain updates

The 2.0-litre TSI engine, which is now BS6 Phase II-compliant, produces 190hp and 320Nm of torque, and delivers power to all four wheels via the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The update to the engine, however, has improved its fuel efficiency, with the SUV now having an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency of 13.54kpl, up from 12.65kpl.

Volkswagen Tiguan rivals

The Tiguan continues to rival the Hyundai Tucson (Rs 28.63 lakh-35.46 lakh), Citroen C5 Aircross (Rs 37.17 lakh) and Jeep Compass (Rs 21.44 lakh-31.64 lakh). However, Jeep has discontinued the petrol engine in the Compass as well as the Compass Trailhawk, with the Compass line-up now being diesel-only.

Volkswagen Tiguan EV in the works

Volkswagen is working on an all-electric SUV that it refers to as the electric Tiguan and it will tentatively make its global debut in 2025. The all-electric Tiguan is expected to get a choice of rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive with five-seat and seven-seat layouts. The Tiguan EV will likely be based on the new MEB+ platform.

Also see:

VW Tayron 3-row global SUV in the works; India launch likely in 2025

Volkswagen ID 4 set to get global HQ greenlight for India in May

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