Volkswagen India will launch the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift in the country on December 7, 2021, as it commenced with the production of the SUV from its Aurangabad plant in Maharashtra. The Volkswagen Tiguan facelift features exterior and interior upgrades as well as employs only petrol powertrains, ditching the diesel engine that was on offer with the previous iteration. In addition, the Volkswagen Tiguan facelift for 2021 will come as a locally assembled product, and so, expect the prices to be slightly higher than the other products in the segment.
Gurpratap Boparai, MD, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are committed to continuously providing our customers with the best in technology and exciting products from Volkswagen Group and the introduction of the new Tiguan is a testament to the same. The SUVW has been a global best-seller and a flagship model for Brand Volkswagen. We are extremely delighted to bring back the 5-seater Tiguan for the Indian market and are confident that the product will meet the unceasing demand for a sharp, elegant, and robust SUV in the segment.”
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift exterior changes:
Like a facelift, the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan will mostly be similar to its predecessor, albeit with a few tweaks here and there. These include a sleeker set of headlamps with LED treatment, a slightly redesigned grille, as well as redesigned front bumpers along with remodeled fog lamps that stand out more than the previous model that was on sale in the country. Apart from this, the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift will run on the same 18-inch alloy wheels, but it gets a new design now that looks far better. At the back, the major change comes in the form of a new LED design for the tail lamps, and a redesigned rear bumper, while the tailgate will hold the Tiguan lettering in chrome.
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift interior changes:
For the interior, Volkswagen has upped the premium quotient and adopted a few elements from the Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace facelift that made its global debut this year. And so, the changes in the cabin of the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift include a new unit for the climate control system which is now synced with touch. Another key change comes in the form of a new steering wheel that will feature the new VW logo at the centre.
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift features update:
The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift is now more loaded with features than before, as it is now equipped with a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, premium leather seats, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as updated eight-way adjustable seat for the driver only. Safety upgrades include 6-airbags, ABS & ESP, hill-start assists, hill-descent assist, tyre pressure monitor, ISOFIX anchors, and driver alert system will be offered as a standard feature on the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift.
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift engine update:
As we’ve mentioned already, Volkswagen India ditches its diesel-powered motor for a 2.0-litre TSI 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit that develops 190bhp and 320Nm of peak torque, coupled to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, that sends power to all wheels via the 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system.
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift rivals:
Once launched, the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift will take on the likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass, Citroen C5 Aircross, Tata Harrier, and the MG Hector in India.
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift expected price:
As a locally assembled product, we expect Volkswagen India to price the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift in the price bracket of Rs 27 lakh to Rs 30 lakh (ex-showroom, India).