#AutoExpo2020/ Greater Noida:
Volkswagen India has unveiled its biggest SUV offensive at the Auto Expo 2020. The product line-up focusses on the growing SUV segments, and comprises of Volkswagen Taigun, T-Roc, Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace – each catering to a different customer group.
Volkswagen also launched its new brand design for the Indian market. The rebranding exercise “New Volkswagen” has been built on the theme ‘Vibrant Power’, with the aim of making the brand more human and lively. This realignment of Volkswagen’s brand design is one of the world’s largest rebranding campaigns.
At the Auto Expo 2020, the brand is showcasing its clear direction and focus for the Indian market, relying on a new improved SUV range that will cater to every customer segment. The Tiguan Allspace and T-Roc will be launched in H1 2020 and pre-booking shall commence at the Auto Expo itself.
World Premiere: Volkswagen Taigun
Under the group’s India 2.0 project, the Taigun is the first product built on the MQB A0 IN platform. The SUV is powered by Volkswagen’s TSI technology combined with the brand’s globally acclaimed DSG gear box. The Taigun is a complete package for the modern Indian consumer, with a dominant front making it bolder and muscular, giving it a sporty SUV stance. The interiors are plush with leatherette seats and a digital instrument cluster. It’s contemporary design is targeted at young adults with an active lifestyle. The rear of the car is illuminated with a LED strip that is bordered by a glossy black trim. It runs across the whole width of the car and integrates into the LED tail lamps on either side. The Taigun is equipped with safety features such as 6 airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) among others.
New product for India: Volkswagen T-Roc
The Volkswagen T-Roc has a progressive design language, with a coupé-style roof, distinctively wide front end and concise proportions. The integrated LED headlights and unique LED daytime running lights create an unmistakable look, especially when driven at night. The dual tone roof top enhances the sporty look, as it matches perfectly with the body colour. The carline will be introduced with a TSI petrol engine mated to Volkswagen’s 7-speed DSG gear box. Further, it will consist of all the standard equipment that’s part of the brand’s global SUV portfolio – panoramic sun roof, 6-airbags, ABS, ESC and infotainment solutions for Apple and Android users, providing customers a comfortable driving experience.
New product for India: Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
The Tiguan Allspace is a 7-seater with a generous passenger compartment. The carline has a large boot space, with cargo space doubling up on folding the third row. The ergonomic design language, roomy interiors and exceptional build quality gives consumers the freedom to spontaneously plan any kind of adventure. The Tiguan AllSpace is a petrol powered engine, and comprises of Volkswagen’s renowned TSI technology, which is mated to a 7-speed 4MOTION DSG gear box.
Designed to make a powerful statement, the Tiguan is the most successful car globally, with over 3.5 million units sold across 150 markets. Its muscular hood contours and chrome-finished grille creates a lasting first impression. It balances between sleek and ruggedness and is complimented by clean and bold lines. The Tiguan conveys a sense of sophistication with elegant chrome finished headlights and a honeycomb grille design. Under the hood, lies a 2.0L TDI engine combined with a 7-speed 4MOTION DSG automatic gearbox, delivering a power output of 143PS and 340 Nm of torque. Based on Volkswagen’s MQB platform, the Tiguan has several features like Pedestrian Safety (Active Hood), 6-airbags, Hill Start Assist, Self-sealing Tyres, ‘Vienna’ Leather Seats, Cruise Control, AppConnect, Rain and Light sensor, LED Headlamps with DRLs, LED tail-lamps, Easy Open Boot, Panoramic Sunroof and Keyless Entry and Go among others.