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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan X coupe-styled SUV revealed in China

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Volkswagen’s coupe-styled crossover SUV, the Tiguan X has been officially revealed in China. The German carmaker has revealed the exterior details while brushing up on a few technical specifications on the crossover SUV which was spied undisguised about a month ago. It is important to note that the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan X will be a China-only model, for now. 

The 2021 Tiguan X coupe-styled crossover SUV is based on the standard facelifted Tiguan and features a similar front fascia. However, rest of the body-style has been redesigned and the crossover SUV comes with a fastback style roofline that drops down on the rear deck. On the rear, the Tiguan X gets a steeply raked windshield and wrap around taillamps.

The Tiguan X unveiled appears to be the R-Line variant and features a three-bladed horizontal grille design, double barrel headlamps, geometrical front apron with black inserts and chrome elements, rounded wheel arches with plastic claddings, chrome window beltline and door trim, dual-tone alloy wheels, black finished roof with silver roof rails and a boot-lid integrated spoiler. 

In terms of the exterior dimensions, the Tiguan X measures in at 4,764 mm in length, 1,859 mm in width and 1,628 mm in height and comes with the wheelbase of 2,791 mm. The Tiguan X is powered by a 2.0-litre TSI (Turbocharged Stratified Injection) turbo-petrol engine that generates 186 Hp of power and 330 Nm of torque in the lower variants and is tuned to produce 220 Hp of power and 380 Nm of torque in the top of the line variants. The engine comes matched to a 7-speed DSG (dual-clutch) automatic gearbox and the option of 4Motion all-wheel-drive system. 

The Volkswagen Tiguan X is expected to be produced in China under the brand’s FAW-Volkswagen JV and is not likely to arrive in the Indian market anytime soon. For the Indian market, the brand is expected to reintroduce the facelift Tiguan which will be sold alongside the 7-seater Tiguan Allspace.