India-bound Volkswagen Tiguan spotted

Monday 24 August 2015, 13:07 PM by

Volkswagen has plans to launch four new products in India, Polo GTi, Beetle, Passat and the new-generation Tiguan. This new Tiguan has been spotted in China on test. The new Tiguan will be based on the MQB platform that is Volkswagen’s new flexible platform that is used to manufacture the Jetta and even the Skoda Octavia and Superb.

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VW Tiguan

The Volkswagen Tiguan will be a five-seater SUV and it will be powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine. The Tiguan might also come as a seven-seater, just like the new Yeti. This will help Volkswagen to compete with Skoda Yeti, as even the Yeti will soon have a seven-seater as well.

Volkswagen Tiguan will be priced between Rs 20-24 lakhs (ex-showroom) and will be launched in 2016. The 2.0-litre diesel engine on the Tiguan will be producing about 140bhp of power and will have a six-speed manual and automatic transmission option. These will be offered as front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options.

Volkswagen has plans to launch the Beetle this year, which will be powered by a 1.4-litre TSI engine. This time around, Volkswagen will looking at a CKD route for the Beetle, to make it a lot more affordable. The Beetle will be a good option and a lot more affordable than the Mini and the Abarth 500.

Source: Auto.F

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