Volkswagen has taken wraps off the Tiguan facelift in India. It makes a comeback after one-year hiatus as the diesel-only pre-facelift Tiguan was discontinued due to the introduction of BS6 emission norms in the country in April 2020.
In terms of design, the facelifted Tiguan features a sleeker triple slat grille, bearing the new VW logo, flanked by updated new LED headlamps. The headlamps are now slimmer and sweptback in contrast to the more upright and rectangular units seen on the pre-facelift model. It also gets a new sporty and aggressive-looking front bumper. The side and rear profiles remain largely unchanged with mild updates in the form of a new set of alloys, mildly updated tail lamps and rear bumper and a new spaced ‘Tiguan’ lettering on the tailgate.
Inside the cabin, while the layout remains unchanged it gets a new steering wheel. It also gets touch controls for AC instead of rotary knobs and buttons. Other features on offer include a digital instrument cluster, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, electrically adjustable driver’s seat and a three-zone climate control system.
Safety features on offer include 7 airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, electronic stability control, hill launch assist and hill descent control and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
Under the hood, the Tiguan facelift gets the same setup as the Tiguan Allspace. It is powered by a 2.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine that makes 190PS of maximum power and 320Nm of peak torque. Power is sent to all four wheels by a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission working in tandem with VW’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system.
Volkswagen is expected to launch the Tiguan facelift in the coming few weeks as it will be VW’s first launch this year. Prices are expected to range from Rs 28 lakh to Rs 32 lakh. It will take on likes of the Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson and the Citroen C5 Aircross.