Volkswagen Tiguan, popularly known as the Touareg’s younger brother is a smaller compact SUV that is all-set to hit Indian roads. Now AutoCarIndia forum member named Babi has shared the firsrever spy pictures of Volkswagen Tiguan on Indian soil. It was spotted parked at a fuel station, on NH-6 near Bally, Hooghly district, West Bengal.
The latest Tiguan was first unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and is based on Volkswagen’s flexible MQB platform that underpins most VW cars like the Passat. VW has designed its SUV to target the youth and it is more stylish to look at. Reports have also come out suggesting that Skoda would too be rolling out an SUV in the likes of the Tiguan based on the same MBQ platform.
The Tiguan seen here is the revised version with a new front fascia which uses the German automaker’s new corporate face and incorporates an attractive set of LED running lamps similar to the Touareg. The interior fit and finish is first rate and the quality exhibits well when you notice that every switch and button comes with a backlit light.
From the spy pictures, it is evident that the Indian bound version features a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder DOHC turbocharged engine capable of producing 200bhp. But it is unclear, if it’s a front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive version. Like the Skoda Yeti, the Tiguan too is a five-seater and would cost around Rs 20 lakhs.
Although nothing is official about the upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan in India, we speculate it to be launched in April-2013.
Check out more spy pictures below the jump.
Sources – AutoCarIndia forum