Volkswagen India begins production of new Tiguan ahead of December 7 launch

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 25 Nov 2021

Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, SAVWIPL and Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India at the rollout of the made-in-India Tiguan.

Volkswagen Passenger Cars India has commenced start of production of the Tiguan SUV at its Aurangabad plant. The official launch of the locally assembled five-seater, petrol-engined SUV is slated for December 7. 

Built on the VW Group’s MQB platform, the five-seater Volkswagen Tiguan has a sharp design, enviable performance, safety and exciting new assistance features. Powered by the TSI technology, the Tiguan will be equipped with a 2.0l TSI engine mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission with 4MOTION technology.

Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India said, “We are committed to continuously providing our customers with the best of technology and exciting products from Volkswagen Group and the introduction of new Tiguan is a testament to the same. The SUVW has been a global best-seller and a flagship model for Brand Volkswagen. We are extremely delighted to bring back the 5-seater Tiguan for the Indian market and are confident that the product will meet the unceasing demand for a sharp, elegant and robust SUV in the segment.”

Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “Globally, the Tiguan has proven its mettle as a robust and capable carline swiftly raising up to the rank as a global best-seller. The Tiguan is a perfect SUVW, equipped with the right amount of power, performance and elegance. We look forward to the launch of the new 5-seater Tiguan in early December 2021.”

While the older Tiguan was a diesel SUV, the face-lifted Tiguan is being offered only in petrol as Volkswagen no longer offers a diesel engine in its range of cars and SUVs in India.

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