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Volkswagen Tiguan based coupe crossover spied testing in China

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

According to a media report, a heavily camouflaged coupe-styled crossover of the Volkswagen Tiguan has been spotted testing in China. The crossover SUV is likely to be based on the Tiguan AllSpace which about to be launched in the Indian market. 

The front of the crossover iteration appears to be carried forward from the existing car and the major changes appear to be made on the rear and the roofline. The rear of the car appears to have a relaxed rake on the rear window with a lowered roofline and a slightly protruding back. As a result, the rear side windows have become slightly smaller in size and the car now appears to have an upswept beltline. The crossover appears to have the same wraparound taillights as seen on the current Tiguan. 

Under the hood, the crossover SUV is likely to be powered by a 1.5-litre petrol or an optional 2.0-litre diesel motor or Volkswagen could bring the turbocharged 296 hp 2.0-litre mill that is reported to have been undergoing testing on the Tiguan R, that is if the crossover gets an R variant.

Volkswagen is planning to bring the Tiguan AllSpace in the Indian market and the bookings for the same have already begun. The Tiguan AllSpace was also showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 in Delhi and the R-Line variant of the SUV features a two slated chrome grille, projector LED headlamps, LED daytime running lamps and turn indicators, fog lamps, front parking sensors, headlight washers, a large air dam, piano black treatment on the bumper etc. On the interior, the Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace features a touchscreen infotainment system, 3-zone automatic climate control, digital instrument console and flat-bottomed control mounted steering wheel and more. 

For India, the brand is likely to offer the Tiguan AllSpace powered by a 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine that produces 190 bhp of power coupled to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox with a 4Motion all-wheel-drive system. 

While the crossover Tiguan is still very far from our shores the brand is expected to launch the Tiguan AllSpace soon. For the Indian market, the Tiguan AllSpace will be brought via the CBU route and is expected to be priced around the INR 35 – 40 lakh range.

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