Year: 2017 Top Speed: 143 mph
Make: Volkswagen Fuel type: Diesel
Model: Tiguan Segment: Compact Cars
Engine: Diesel engine Gearbox: 7 speed
Transmission: automatic Mileage: 13.0 kmpl
Horsepower: 141 bhp Torque: 340 nm

As of recently, owning a section level German extravagance SUV was constrained to three alternatives – the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3. What’s changed? All things considered, Volkswagen has brought us one of its top of the line SUVs around the world, the Tiguan. Our figure is that VW trusts the Tiguan will turn its fortunes around in a market which is generally overwhelmed by only a couple of players. Be that as it may, what’s more, vital here is if the Tiguan, with its relatively humble VW identification, has what it takes to speak to the clients hoping to influence their progression into the passage to level German extravagance SUV section.



With regards to the outline, I’ve heard blended suppositions. Some say it doesn’t look sufficiently striking to feel like you’re in a major costly German SUV, and I saw this while driving around in Mumbai. It scarcely got any consideration in the hurrying around of the city on account of its downplayed looks. Yet, remove it from all that and I find that it looks very getting. Etched is the word I’d use to portray how the Tiguan looks all things considered. Straightforward straight lines run all around the body that influences it to look solid however not cumbersome. Indeed, even the eight-talked 18-inch wheels are etched and run extremely well with the general topic.

Cargo Volume: 615mm
Fuel Tank: 71 L
Length: 4486mm
Width: 1839mm
G-Clearance: 149mm
Height: 1672mm
Wheel Base: 2677mm
Front Tread: 1578mm
Rear Tread: 1568mm
No Of Doors: 5
Kerb Weight: 1720kg
Gross Weight: 2250kg

In advance, you have the extensive Driven headlights which conveniently incorporate into the grille, while every one of the lines, appropriate from those on the hood to the ones on the guard, convey your regard for the VW identification at the middle. Move to the side, and you’ll see that the solid character line running on a level plane over the shoulder is the most characterizing component here. This line streams to the back and frames a slick overlap pretty much the boomerang-formed tail lights. Once more, the VW identification is by all accounts the focal point of consideration here with every one of the lines and wrinkles driving your eyes ideal to it. What additionally gets you consideration here are the tail lights with their crisscross Drove specifying.


The inside of the Tiguan, similar to whatever is left of the auto, is not in any way gaudy. Despite the fact that the whole lodge is done in dark, regardless it feels very spacious on account of the substantial windows. Fit and complete, as you would expect of a costly German auto, are first-rate, and the plastic trims, which perfectly coordinate into the intriguing shapes all around the lodge, keep it looking a long way from exhausting. The format is very ergonomic too with every one of the controls spread out adequately and inside arm’s span.

For an auto that doesn’t look extensive all things considered, there’s shockingly a great deal of room inside. I’m 6 feet tall and with the driver’s seat balanced as needs be, there’s still a lot of knee room for raise travelers, who likewise get a foldout plate. Headroom is great as well and keeping in mind that there’s all that anyone could need bear space to situate three at the back, the high transmission passage could be an issue for the individual sitting in the center. The back seats can be leaned back and slid back, yet that is for the most part to build boot space which, in any event, remains at an amazing 615 liters. I do wish the base portion of the back seat was slanted upwards for better under thigh bolster. The front seats, then again, are really agreeable, aside from possibly, it could have finished with somewhat more under-thigh bolster as well.


In India, the Volkswagen Tiguan is offered with only one motor – a 2.0-liter turbo diesel – and no, it’s not from the scandalous EA 189 arrangement. It makes 143PS and 340Nm which, on paper, sounds very low for an auto in this section. Nonetheless, out and about, it feels more than adequate. There’s only a tad bit of slack at the lower end of the range which you’ll never truly see unless you deliberately short move. In any case, from around 1,800rpm there’s a solid force as far as possible up to the 4,500rpm redline. Max torque roll in from 1,750rpm and remains till 2,750rpm while max control comes in at 4,000rpm. Power conveyance is exceptionally direct, yet at the same time feels pretty much sufficiently forceful to keep the drive intriguing. In fact, the motor isn’t the calmest diesel unit out there, with a decent measure of clamor crawling into the lodge. Be that as it may, it is super smooth, free-revving and is extremely receptive to throttle inputs.

The Tiguan is principally a front-wheel-drive auto, however, the 4Motion all-wheel-drive framework is always observing burdens and sending energy to the back wheels at whatever point essential. As standard, the Tiguan gets four modes to suit the kind of landscape you’re on – Normal for landing area, Snow, Off-street and Off-street Individual. These control throttle and directing affectability, the 4×4 framework, and transmission settings. There are four different modes for when you’re on the landing area – Normal, Eco, Sport and Individual – which adjust controlling affectability, motor mapping, and move focuses. In Sports mode, 0-100kmph comes up in 9.6 seconds, which is very great. To place things into the point of view, the FWD Hyundai Tucson, with a 185PS/400Nm 2.0-liter turbo diesel, does 0-100kmph out of 9.3 seconds. That is the amount of a distinction an all-wheel-drive framework

Ride Quality:

This somewhat firm suspension set-up means some great taking care of and rapid soundness, however. There is only a tiny bit of body movement which you’d anticipated from an SUV in this portion, yet it’s very much controlled and scarcely anything to stress over. There’s a lot of grasps too from the Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV tires, and furthermore from the AWD framework. They give you the certainty to push the Tiguan around corners at extremely amazing paces. The guiding is extremely responsive as well and makes the auto super agile around the city and amid fast path changes on the interstate. All things considered, it doesn’t offer an amazing measure of input and I felt that the weighting isn’t adequate at high speeds, influencing it to feel very jumpy.


Variant name Price
Comfortline TDI1968cc Diesel, Automatic, 17.06 kmpl ₹ 26.56 Lakhs
Highline TDI1968cc Diesel, Automatic, 17.06 kmpl ₹ 29.83 Lakhs


With regards to security, the Volkswagen Tiguan, as you’d expect, is entirely very much prepared. As standard, you get six airbags, ABS, ESC, plate brakes all around, a driver ready framework, slope plunge control, ISOFIX situate mounts and three-point safety belts for all travelers. There’s likewise a tire weight observing framework and a responsive hood which opens from its pivots in the event of an impact with a person on foot, to diminish head wounds. Yet, just the Highline trim makes them seal tires which have a gel inside them that seals little punctures and cuts.

Likewise elite to the Highline trim are LED headlights and tail lights, an all-encompassing sunroof, enlightened scrape plates and LED itemizing on the inside, keyless passage and start, an electric rear end, and 18-inch wheels (the Comfortline gets 215/65 segment tires with 17-inch wheels). In any case, this isn’t to imply that the lower variation is inadequately specced. Regardless you get highlights like three-zone atmosphere control, warmed front seats (I wish they were ventilated rather), an auto-diminishing IRVM, auto headlamps and wipers, journey control and a touchscreen infotainment framework which underpins Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.



  • Well built, good quality interiors
  • Powerful engines
  • More fuel efficient than its predecessor


  • Volkswagen administration and parts have a tendency to be more costly
  • Maybe somewhat more costly than its immediate adversaries