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VW Tiguan to launch in India on 24 May

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Volkswagen has announced that the long-awaited VW Tiguan will go on sale in India on 24 May 2017. The new compact SUV arrives in the country following its European launch in April 2016.

Volkswagen India will offer the VW Tiguan in two trim levels: Comfortline and Highline. The Comfortline grade is equipped with LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lamps, three-zone climate control with rear controls, electrically adjustable and heated front seats with memory function and power adjustment with lumbar support for the driver’s seat, cruise control and Composition media infotainment system.

The Highline trim level, featuring 18-inch alloy wheels, adds a panoramic sunroof, illuminated front scuff plates, ambient lighting, Easy-Open gesture controlled tailgate, reverse parking camera and keyless entry with push-button start.

Under the hood is a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine. Power is sent to the wheels via the 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission and distributed via the 4MOTION all-wheel drive system.

The VW Tiguan will compete with the Honda CR-V and Hyundai Tucson in India and could have a starting price of around INR 25 lakh (ex-showroom).