Volkswagen Tiguan Facelift Production Commences

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The Volkswagen Tiguan facelift is all set to be launched on December 7.  Ahead of its launch, Volkswagen has commenced the local assembly of the Tiguan facelift at its Aurangabad plant. One can expect competitive pricing of the Tiguan considering that it is being assembled locally. Let’s take a look at what we can expect from the Tiguan facelift:

vw tiguan facelift production commences

VW Tiguan facelift: a quick recap

The Tiguan facelift is a typical Volkswagen when it comes to the overall styling. It seems to work in its favor because, despite the fact that the Polo and the Vento haven’t been updated cosmetically for a long time, they still find many takers. Talking about the facelift version of the Tiguan, its silhouette and stance are largely similar to the outgoing model but the front end will now feature an updated headlamp design with integrated LED DRLs. The car gets a very similar-looking side profile to the vehicle that was available in the Indian market. It also gets differently-designed alloy wheels.

2021 VW Tiguan front 3 quarters

Apart from that, the Tiguan also gets updated L-shaped LED tail lamps. The all-black interior scheme is generally a people-pleaser so there won’t be many complaints straightaway. The dash looks nice and everything looks to be finished with a premium touch and you can easily gauge the quality of materials used with a single glance. Over the pre-facelift model, the facelift gets a new instrument cluster, a redesigned steering, 30-colour ambient lighting, and new touch-based AC controls. Notable features include traction control, ESP, ventilated seats, wireless charging, hill hold, hill start assist, a panoramic sunroof, etc. Under the hood, the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan will come with the same 2.0-liter TSI engine that powers the Tiguan AllSpace. The turbocharged petrol engine is tuned to make 188 bhp and 320 Nm, while mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission as standard.

Also read: Volkswagen Tiguan Facelift To Launch On December 7!

2021 VW Tiguan interiors

The SUV is also likely to get the company’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system (AWD) system which was available in the pre-facelift model as well. The facelifted Tiguan will be a petrol-only offering. Upon launch, the facelifted Tiguan will go head-to-head against the Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tuscon, the Citroen C5 Aircross, and the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq and it should be priced in the INR 25-30 lakhs price bracket.

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