Although Volkswagen calls the Tiguan as a competitor to small German SUV’s, the SUV comes in as a direct opponent to Hyundai Tuscon as both seem to have the same structural look and size. Here is a quick comparison of the two cars in case you are considering on buying one of the SUVs.
When it comes to the feel and look Tuscon grabs your attention more than Tiguan. From the dynamic wheel arches to the pulled back-lamps, SUV definitely has a handsome face. The rear tail lamps however could have been more refined.
Tiguan on the other hand has big and full LED headlamps but the design of the bumper and grille are quite cowed. However, the metal work on the door handles, chrome strip on bumper and tail lamps with hockey shape have quite a clean and graceful. Overall attractive but Tuscon still has an upper hand.
Tiguan has a dark interior, the upholstery is black while the dashboard is dark grey. Tuscon has used a beige and black theme because of which the car feels more spacious. The sunroof and large windows used by Tiguan also makes it more airy both of which is absent in Tuscon. Both SUV’s have leather upholstery but that of the Tiguan is more luxurious.
There is an Android Auto/Apple CarPlay compatible touchscreen device along with a full colour multi-information display in both the cars.While both have powered driver seats along with lumbar support which is adjustable and heated extended mirrors, memory function, heated function in front seats and wing mirrors are what Tiguan has.
Tiguan has more knee room yet Tuscon is wide and the transmission tunnel is less invasive which gives it an added point as a three-seater. The seats of Tuscon are more comfortable compared to that of Tiguan. Tuscon has a boot space of 513 litres while Tiguan has 615 litres. The cabin of Tuscon is of good quality but that of Tiguan is better and a step ahead. Even the smallest details have been finished with great care giving it a premium feel.
Tiguan from Volkswagen takes a lead in terms of features and design.
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State of Play
Tiguan comes only in the diesel variation so the discussion would be based on the 2.0 litre turbo diesel variants. Hyundai made a debut of their 2.0 litre turbo diesel engine in Tuscon and it seems to be quite sturdy. It generates 185hp and 400Nm of torque. It also has a six speed automatic/manual gearbox the performance of which is quite smooth. A drawback however is whenever the throttle is lifted the revs (speed measured in revolutions per minute) plunges down to 1,000 rpm each time. The motor of Tiguan generates 143hp and 340Nm of torque and has a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The engine sound can be heard from outside but it is quiet from the cabin, lesser noise compared to Tuscon. The motor rev is quite responsive and the shifters move gracefully to your command.
Tiguan features a Haldex style all wheel drive system while Tuscon is front wheel drive. There are three driving modes in Tuscon – Eco, Noral and Sport but lacks adjustability although the performance is quite strong. Tiguan has four driving modes – Normal, Snow, Off-road and Off-road individual all of which are controlled through a rotary dial near the gear changer. With Tiguan one can enjoy an aggressive ride while Tuscon is meant for the highway.
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Tuscon may be priced on the lower side but the features, interior and the feel of driving of Tiguan is overwhelming. You may have to pay a bit extra but Tiguan is definitely a take home and worth every penny spent.
This SUV made its grand entrance in the Rs. 25-30 lakhs vertical. The Comfortline model of Tiguan priced at Rs. 27.68 lakhs and the Highline (The Premium Variant) priced at Rs. 31.04 lakhs. Whether you need to go in for the Comfortline model or go in for the highline here is our analysis of both the Tiguan variants:
Both the highline and Comfortline Tiguan variants are loaded with day time running lamps LED headlights. Coming to the LED tail lights and the scenic sunroof decked with LED’s are absent in the Comfortline. Designed with the chrome granite inserts on the bumpers and 17-inch wheels Comfortline has dark grid inserts with black roof rails whereas, the Highline model comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, titanium inserts and the sunroof LED’s.
No matter which models you choose, Volkswagen didn’t compromise on the comfort levels as both the editions have similar features. They feature front and rear seats made of Vienna leather, driver’s seat which can be adjusted electrically, 3-zone air conditioning with proper rear controls, gear shift knob covered with leather and heated front seats. However, Comfortline misses out on the keyless entry with a one push button start and easy open boot. Having an 8 speaker layout, both the models have Google android and apple car play connectivity.
As we know, safety is prioritized above everything in the Volkswagen breed; both the variants are loaded with features of 6 air bags, tyre pressure monitoring system, ABS, active hood for pedestrian safety and ESC. However, comfortline doesn’t have reverse parking camera and self- sealing tyres which highline bags on.
We test drove both the Comfortline and highline editions which is the best bet for those who want to go in for a luxurious premium which is a perfect combination of a decent SUV, safety, luxury and practicality.
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New Volkswagen Tiguan Review:
Tiguan is the new entry-level compact SUV from the German-based passenger car manufacturer, Volkswagen India in the Indian market. The appearance of the new Volkswagen car is perfect from every angle with the LED taillights, side shoulder line, chrome finished grille or bold bumper. Speaking about its rigidity, the new Tiguan is built with the totally uncontaminated (100%) galvanised steel and shaped according to the customer’s taste. Awesome presence in day or night apprehended by the new Volkswagen SUV with the fog lamps and corner lights. Additionally, its exterior is comfortable with the electrically foldable side mirrors and adjustable turn indicators.
As per the body posture, the new VW car comes with the electrically adjustable driver’s seat and comfy equipment, including touchscreen infotainment system and leather steering wheel. Automatic Intelligent Rain Sensor is the added advantage for the Indian customers.
Like the existing Volkswagen cars, the new Tiguan is designed with the perfect plan as per the customer’s needs. The luggage capacity (boot space) is 615-litres when seats up and which can be increased to 1655-litres if seats folded.
The new SUV offers with the new TDI engine, which has the capability of generating 105kW of power and 340Nm of torque. For efficiency on the roads, the Tiguan is featured with the 4MOTION all-wheel drive system and 7-speed Automatic Dual Shift Gearbox (DSG). All with the new SUV, the customers get Hassle-free driving with perfection speed in a longer journey.
Safety is surrounded in the toughest German based Tiguan, which features ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Program) to improve the car’s stability be reducing or deleting any loss of traction. In addition, it is available with the advanced Anti-lock Braking System that can be helpful to avoid unexpected skid and stop the wheels from locking up, Hill-Hold control and six airbags.
Volkswagen Tiguan Smartness:
App-connect: easy interaction between smartphone and infotainment
3-Zone climate control AC: According to the temperature, the driver and passengers will adjust to three different temperatures.
Think Blue. Trainer: Which helps to save fuel as well as drive more efficiency for environment protection.
New Tiguan currently offered in five different colors, Atlantic Blue, Tungsten Silver, Indium Grey, Oryx White and Deep Black.
Comfortline – Rs. 28,59193 (Volkswagen Ex-Showroom, Hyderabad)
Highline – Rs. 32,05237 (Ex-Showroom, Hyderabad)
Rear view of Atlantic Blue colored Volkswagen Tiguan:
Front side of Oryx White colored new VW SUV:
Inside view of Tiguan:
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The German based company, Volkswagen India has officially launched the much-awaited premium SUV, Volkswagen Tiguan in India. The new VW car is priced at Rs. 27.98lakhs in the Indian market, especially in Delhi ex-showrooms. The new Volkswagen Tiguan has been designed according to the domestic customer’s requirements and target the existed branded SUVs in the passenger car market. Noticed that, it has been already tested for few times to check whether the car is suitable for the Indian environment or not. Successfully, it has approved in this environment and road conditions.
In fact, the Tiguan SUV has been introduced in the European market in 2017 and recognised itself as a best-selling car. Moreover, it has gained the title of Europe’s safest car from the car market. For the Indian market, the Tiguan SUV designed based on the MQB platform and comes with the five-seater architecture and 4Motion AWD system.
The new Premium SUV is assembled at the company’s Aurangabad facility and offered in two variants including Comfortline and Highline. The Indian-made Tiguan is power-driven by the 1968cc, turbocharged diesel engine, which is combined with the automatic (7-speed DSG) gearbox. The engine returns 17.06kmpl of fuel-efficiency and is capable of generating 143PS of power at a 4,000rpm maximum power and 340Nm torque in the maximum speed range of 1,750 rpm to 2,750 rpm.
The Tiguan is offered with the 71-litre fuel tank and comes with the ground clearance of 149mm. Coming to the specifications the Comfortline variant comes with the 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, cruise control, smartphone-based navigation, paddle shifters, driving modes, hill descent control, front side and curtain airbags, rain-sensing wipers and front and rear parking sensors.
The high-end variant gets the bigger 18-inch alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, LED taillamps, illuminated scuff plates, keyless entry, self-sealing tyres, reverse parking camera and easy opening boot.
The adventure outside of Tiguan accompanies the customers from all sides with the new range of specifications. The boot has 615 litres luggage capacity with seats up and if folds, it has enlarged to 1655 litres of space. Safety purpose, it gets the six airbags to ensure protection for everyone. The new Volkswagen car is available in five colors, Tungsten Silver, Indium Grey, Atlantic Blue, Oryx White and Deep Black.
The VW Tiguan Comfortline has priced Rs 27.98lakhs, whereas the Highline variant is offered with the Rs. 31.38 lakhs in ex-showroom of Delhi. The Tiguan SUV is available in all Indian Volkswagen showrooms for test drives and bookings. Contact the nearest Volkswagen dealer in Hyderabad, Tirupathi, Secunderabad and Karimnagar and book your test drive.