The launch of the Ameo and the Polo GTI has renewed Volkswagen India’s energy and it’s all set to bring in some much-awaited products into the Indian market. The company had already announced its line-up for India this year and the first car of the lot to hit the market will be the all-new Volkswagen Tiguan SUV. VW will launch the car in India in May 2017 while bookings for the SUV will begin in April.
We’d already driven the car and had even told you that the company is testing the SUV on Indian roads. The Volkswagen Tiguan is based on the carmaker’s popular MQB platform and it is 60mm longer and 30mm wider and sits 33mm lower than the older model. This is the first time the Tiguan brand will come to India. VW has had a tryst with an SUV in India before with the Touareg but that strategy hasn’t panned out too well and so VW is taking aim at the likes of the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and even the Chevrolet Trailblazer. However, Skoda too will enter the ring soon with the Kodiaq which is based on the same platform as the Tiguan and will be just as or even more spacious.