Volkswagen today announced its India line-up for the year 2017. Volkswagen India is all set to introduce its popular global products in the Indian market, the Tiguan and the Passat.
Commenting on the 2017 launch announcement, Mr. Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “2017 marks 10 years for Volkswagen in India and at this opportune moment, we reiterate our commitment with a strong product line-up aimed at fostering our growth momentum in the country. With the successful launch of the Ameo and introduction of GTI recently, Volkswagen marked its presence in the Compact Sedan and Performance car segment. With exciting new products across the segments, we are now ready to enter the SUV segment with Tiguan and luxury segment with the all new Passat. The slew of launches will ensure every car buyer finds a car to meet their requirements at our showrooms.”
Based on the MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform and already launched in Europe, the second generation Tiguan SUV will come to India with a 2.0-litre TDI engine mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox.
The new Passat, also based on the MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform will be available in India with a 2.0-lite TDI engine mated to a 6-speed DSG gearbox. For the first time in India, the new Volkswagen Passat will offer 9 airbags providing additional safety for the passengers.