VW Tiguan facelift 2021 is all set to be unveiled on the 7th of December. Ahead of its launch, Volkswagen has commenced production of the 5-seater SUV in their local production plant. Volkswagen took its Twitter handle to announce the production. Based on VW’s MQB platform the Tiguan will get a mild life cycle update on the inside and outside.
We are excited to announce the Start of Production of our newest #SUVW, the New Volkswagen Tiguan.
— Volkswagen India (@volkswagenindia) November 25, 2021
VW Tiguan facelift: Engine and transmission
Ditching the diesel engine, Volkswagen will only give a petrol engine to the Tiguan. A 2.0-L TSI petrol engine churning out 190bhp and 320Nm of peak torque. It is only offered with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and a standard 4motion all-wheel-drive system.
VW Tiguan facelift: What’s new
As it is, the Tiguan will carry forward its bold and upright SUV stance. It gets a revised new front grille with slated sir intakes. Also new is a sharply tapered headlight assembly with a new LED matrix. Along with the newly designed 18-inch alloy wheels, the rear end gets slimmer taillamps to enhance the appeal.
The updated cabin gets an illuminated scuff plate and gearknob, 8.0-inch infotainment system, panoramic sunroof, multi-function flat-bottom steering wheel, three-zone climate control and more.
Tiguan gets safety features such as 6 airbags, hill hold assist ESP, ABS, hill descent assist, driver alert system, tyre pressure monitoring system and more.
The Tiguan is expected to retail for between ₹26-29 lakhs (ex-showroom). When launched the 5-seater Tiguan will go against the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson.
Tiguan AllSpace discontinued
Tiguan Allspace is the 7-seater version of the Tiguan. The Allspace was launched back in 2020 March for a price tag of ₹33.12 lakh ex-showroom. The SUV was sold as a completely built unit (CBU) limiting its sales. Carmakers are only allowed to bring 2,500 CBUs a year without the need for homologation. So brands such as Audi and Skoda being subsidiaries of VW had to share the allocation.
The Tiguan AllSpace was exactly the same as the 5-seater Tiguan. The exterior, interior, powertrain and features but only offered in a 7-seat layout. Volkswagen India no longer displays the AllSpace on its website, indicating that the company does not intend to sell the SUV here. Although the carmaker has made no statements, poor sales could be the reason to discontinue the car.