Volkswagen unveiled the facelifted version of the Tiguan back in March. It was slated to officially launch in May but the pandemic kind of messed up this launch as well. If reports are to be believed, the German carmaker might launch the updated SUV in June. If you want to be a front runner in acquiring the facelifted Tiguan 5-seater, there’s good news for you. Certain dealerships have started accepting unofficial bookings for the 2021 Tiguan.
Although there is no official announcement from the carmaker regarding its launch, you can pre-book the Tiguan for a token of Rs 50,000.
The Tiguan facelift is a typical Volkswagen when it comes to the overall styling. It seems to work in its favour 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 is 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. 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-litre 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. 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.