Facelifted 2021 Tiguan review and more
Expected launch date & Price : 15 Mar 2021 , Ex showroom : 28 Lakh
The year 2021 should keep Volkswagen uprooting as it is scheduled to launch the Creta-rivalling Taigun, which will be revealed within a few months. However, another significant launch, scheduled for March is also expected.
- Volkswagen is likely to reveal a new SUV this March.
- We are expecting it to be the Facelifted 2021 Tiguan, which was recently spotted in India.
- It will get a new 190PS 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, most likely with a 7-speed DSG.
- Expected price starting from Rs 28 lakh onwards
- Expected competitors are Citroen C5 Aircross and Jeep Compass.
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Facelifted 2021 Tiguan
The new SUV will be revealed in March. While there has been no further word on it, we expect it to be the 2021 Tiguan facelift. The updated premium mid-size SUV has recently been seen in India, that too without any major camouflage. The diesel-only pre-facelift model was discontinued when the BS6 norms were implemented in last year. On same grounds, the Facelifted Tiguan will see the most significant difference under the bonnet in the form of a new 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine (unlike the diesel engine in the pre-facelift).
The new motor is rated at 190PS and 320Nm, and is likely to be paired with a 7-speed DSG, as indicated by the 4Motion (AWD) badging on the boot of a recently spied test mule. The 7-seater Tiguan houses the same engine and drivetrain. The Tiguan facelift is already on sale overseas, having received only skin-deep upgrades, both on the inside and outside.
The exterior gets new LED headlamps, redesigned front and rear bumpers, sleeker LED tail lamps, the new VW logo, and the ‘Tiguan’ badging. Inside the cabin, you have a new three-spoke steering wheel, touch-based AC controls, and a new digital instrument cluster. Other expected features include a larger touchscreen infotainment unit, connected car technology, and a wireless charging pad — all borrowed from the Allspace. These aside, everything else remains largely unchanged.