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India-bound Volkswagen Tiguan unveiled

The International Motor Show in Frankfurt will be the stage for the presentation of the new Tiguan. Volkswagen is showing four versions of the new Tiguan at the IAA. The Tiguan is coming to India and this will be powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine that will produce about 140bhp of power. It is bound to be launched in India by early 2017, and is likely to come as a seven-seater, as a direct com
The production versions being presented are the exceptionally sporty Tiguan R-Line, the classic on-road model and an off-road version tuned specifically for off-road use. Meanwhile, the Tiguan GTE a concept vehicle with a plug-in hybrid drive 217bhp offers an outlook on the future development of the best-selling SUV.

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016 interior

The second generation of the best-seller is the first Volkswagen Group SUV to be based on the path-breaking MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform. It improves all of the properties of the Tiguan. The body proportions of the latest Volkswagen SUV are perceptibly sporty, and the design shows charisma from all perspectives. Its weight was also reduced by over 50 kg compared to the previous model. Meanwhile, the amount of space offered in the interior and luggage compartment has taken a gigantic leap forward. The boot volume of the new Tiguan can take on up to 615 litres of cargo (loaded to the back of the rear bench); when the rear seat backrests are folded, its capacity increases to 1,655 litres. This represents a gain of 145 litres.

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016 side

The engines are also characterised by gains in efficiency. A broad range of eight engines is available; they have power outputs ranging between 114bhp and 237bhp. The drives were made more powerful, yet they are up to 24 per cent more fuel-efficient than those of the previous model. The new 4MOTION Active Control also lets drivers adjust the all-wheel drive system more individually and easier to all possible driving conditions. Thanks to its impressive drive concept, the Tiguan has been engineered for trailer loads of up to 2,500 kg.

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

Source : MotorOctane