The second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan has been spotted on test. First showcased at Auto Expo 2016 in Delhi
, the Tiguan is the first SUV from the VW Group to be based on its flexible MQB platform that also underpins the new Passat and Skoda Octavia. The Tiguan will come to India in 2017 and is likely to be assembled at the VW Group plant in Aurangabad.
It features a sharp, sporty exterior design, and the MQB platform makes the car relatively lighter than the first-gen Tiguan by over 50kg. The SUV looks premium thanks to the dual-LED headlights which merge with the grille to form a single element. The carmaker has stated that the Tiguan is the first SUV from its stable to be equipped with these headlights.
On the inside, the Tiguan comes equipped with a host of driver assistance, infotainment and safety features which include three-zone automatic climate control, redesigned seats, a 5-inch colour touchscreen with the option of a larger eight-inch screen with smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, according to trim level.
For India, the Tiguan is bound to get the option of petrol and diesel engines. Transmission duties will be handled by a 7-speed dual-clutch unit, and the SUV will be available in both front-wheel-drive and 4MOTION all-wheel-drive guises.