Volkswagen India may finally ditch its complete dependence on Vento and Polo siblings. With the launch of the new Vento facelift recently, the company has attempted to stand against the rising competition of Ciaz, City and Verna in the mid-size sedan territory.

At the same press event, the company officially announced and confirmed Polo-based compact sedan and Tiguan (not the smaller Taigun) for our market within the next 24 months. The compact sedan based on Polo has already been snapped testing on our roads and is expected to be their next big launch.

They also said that the current generation Tiguan will NOT be coming to us and instead, the upcoming next gen model is what we will get in here.

The Tiguan first made its way in production form at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. The next version of the SUV will also be showcased for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show later in September this year. The present generation of the Tiguan sold in the UK is powered by a 2.0 litre TDI engine with a 6 speed manual and 7 speed DSG as transmission options. They also get a plethora of petrol mills which are unlikely to come here. In terms of dimensions, Tiguan measures 4,426 mm in length but the upcoming version is being rumoured to be slightly bigger.

The German manufacturer had earlier also announced that they will be producing Tiguan with three row of seats in Mexico so there is also a possibility that we might get both the 5 seater as well as the 7 seater versions. The new Tiguan will also be based on the newer and more versatile MQB platform and is expected to be placed at a slight premium.

Apart from the Tiguan and the Polo Sedan, Volkswagen will also launch the 8th generation Passat and the new Beetle, all within the coming 24 months…


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