The upcoming Indian-specific Volkswagen Tiguan has scored a remarkable 5-star rating in the crash test conducted by Euro NCAP. The German company has showcased the VW Tiguan for the first time at the International Motor Show 2015 in Frankfort. In the Indian market, the SUV has made its debut at the Delhi show, 2016 Auto Expo.
The Volkswagen Tiguan is expected to be the first entry in the utility vehicle segment in India and the model scored 96 percent in adult safety, 84 percent in child safety, 72 percent in pedestrian protection and 69 percent in safety assistance. The second generation VW Tiguan has attended the safety tests like the frontal crash at 64Km/h into an aluminium barrier with 40 percent overlap and front crash into a rigid barrier at 50Km/h and 100 percent overlap.
Some more test were, side pole impact at the speed of 32Km/h, automatic emergency braking that helps to avoid accidents with the vehicles and rear-end collision test. The upcoming VW SUV comes with the wide range of safety features, such as seven airbags in the interior (head airbag system for both front and rear passengers, driver airbag, front passenger airbag and side airbags). Being a high range car, it will be available with the safety headrests, anti-lock braking system, ESC- Electronic Stability Control, brake assist and collision braking system.
The first-generation model has already acknowledged as the highest selling car in the utility vehicle segment in the European market. With the luxury effects and equipment, the second-gen car will introduce in India. The German carmaker is planning to expand its product range in the Indian market so that it has been launched the first sub-4metre sedan VW Ameo in the first week of this month. In the coming years, the carmaker’s electric cars will come to the Indian car market with the German-based engineering and design quality.
No confirmation from Volkswagen but the sources reported that the new Tiguan will be received the new MQB Platform to reduce its weight. The SUV will be offered in both fuel variants with the 2.0-litre TDI diesel and 1.4-litre TSI petrol engines. The European market will additionally receive the hybrid variants of the Tiguan SUV.
The upcoming VW Tiguan will come to India in the next year and target the products like Chevrolet Trailblazer, new Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The new SUV will cost around Rs. 25 to 30 lakh in the VW ex-showrooms.