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India-bound Volkswagen Tiguan up on sale in UK

India-bound Volkswagen Tiguan up on sale in UK
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Thursday 30 June 2016, 13:46 PM

The India-bound 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is on sale in the UK market at a starting price of £22,510 (Approx Rs 20.44 lakh). The new model offers better interior space and extra 25 per cent fuel efficiency figures. As for the Indian market, we shall get the Tiguan only in diesel variant.

Under the hood, the Volkswagen Tiguan will get two diesel engine options – a 1.6-litre engine which generates 114bhp and a 2.0-litre engine in three power outputs – 148bhp, 178bhp and 217bhp. Though a 1.4-litre and a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine will be offered internationally, the India market will only get the Tiguan in diesel guise. The smaller engine variant will get a front-wheel drive system, while the four-wheel-drive system will be offered only in variants powered by a bigger engine.

A recent crash test for the Tiguan by Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) awarded it a maximum five-star rating. The new model is stated to be 60mm longer, 30mm wider and 33mm lower than its predecessor. While, the car’s wheelbase has been increased by 77mm to 2681mm. The boot space is also up by 145-litres to 615-litres. The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan will be launched in India in this fiscal year.

 

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