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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift for India revealed

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Volkswagen recently announced that the brand will be introducing the 5-seater Tiguan in the facelift avatar in the Indian market, under the SUVW strategy. The SUV was introduced to the international market last year and now we have a few images of the India-bound Tiguan that is getting ready to make its debut in our market.

Volkswagen Tiguan Facelift Exteriors

The Volkswagen Tiguan facelift features Volkswagen’s timeless design language but the headlamps are now sleeker than before. The front fascia comes with a three-slat horizontal grille which houses a chunky ‘VW’ badge in the centre and mingles well with the headlamp clusters. The chrome treated grille matches well with the chrome headlamp inserts, giving the front fascia a clean seamless look. Unlike the sportier ‘R’ trim, Volkswagen is likely to bring the standard version to India which means the bumpers will not be low and sporty but get an X-shape design, a wide air dam with satin chrome finishers, satin chrome finish on the skid plate, and gloss black treatment to the fighter-jet style air scoops. Also seen are front parking sensors to assist the driver in tight parking manoeuvres.

On the sides, the Tiguan features rounded wheel arches that house Y-spoked alloy wheels in silver, a straight character line that runs the length of the vehicle and meets the tail lamps, body-coloured ORVMs with LED turn indicators, a chrome gill applique, chrome window lining, silver roof rails, black shark-fin antenna and black plastic side cladding that reiterate the Tiguan’s SUV status. On the rear, the Tiguan features wraparound taillamps, a 4Motion badge on the tailgate which means the SUV comes with all-wheel-drive technology, new light signatures, a tailgate-mounted spoiler, rear wash and wipe, ‘VW’ logo in the centre with ‘Tiguan’ branding, chrome elements on the bumper and satin chrome exhaust finishers.


The brand also revealed that the Tiguan facelift will come with a 2.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine. While the brand did not reveal the exact specifications of the engine, we speculate that the motor will be from the EA888 Gen3B engine family, the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder TSI that produces 190 PS of power and 320 Nm of torque on the Tiguan Allspace.


The Volkswagen Tiguan facelift is likely to come with LED Matrix headlamps, LED taillamps, a fully digital instruments cluster with navigation, a new-generation steering wheel with illuminated touch controls, the latest generation (MIB3) touchscreen infotainment system with Connected features and a number of active and passive safety features including, multiple airbags, parking assistance, reverse camera and more.