The much-awaited SUV from Volkswagen has launched their Tiguan Allspace SUV 7-seater version in India. Volkswagen confirmed that the new 7-seater will replace the current 5-seater Tiguan. Like the 5-seater model, the new Tiguan Allspace will also come as a Completely Knocked-Down (CKD) version. So it came with a premium price tag as expected.
What does Completely Knocked-Down version mean?
Completely Knocked-Down (CKD) version is a kit containing the parts needed to assemble a product. The parts are typically manufactured in one country or region, then exported to another country or region for final assembly.
Volkswagen confirmed that the Tiguan Allspace CKD unit engine option will come as a petrol-only variant. It is equipped with a 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine that is tuned to make 187 bhp (190 PS) and 320 Nm torque. It is paired with 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox which powers all-four wheels via Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive ( AWD ) system.
Exterior and Interior
The Tiguan Allspace’s exterior and interior looks similar to its predecessor, the 5-seater Tiguan. The length and the wheelbase were extended in order to fit the third-row seats. Since it is launched in one variant, it comes as a well-kitted model with full-LED headlights with DRLs, a panoramic sunroof, full-digital instrument cluster, 3-zone automatic climate control, beige ‘Vienna’ leather seats, keyless entry and a touchscreen infotainment system. It is also offered in 7 colour options including the brand colour Habanero Orange as shown in the below image.
It also gets other comfort and safety features like – electric parking brakes, 7 airbags, a rearview camera, seatbelt reminder, digital cockpit, easy-open electric boot, ABS, ESP, a tyre pressure monitoring system and more.
Since it is a Completely Knocked-Down (CKD) unit, it is priced at Rs. 33.12 lakh (ex-showroom, India). It will go head-to-head with Skoda Kodiaq, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Mini Countryman and Mahindra Alturas G4.
To make this 7-seater SUV segment more interesting, MG is also planning to launch its own 7-seater SUVs – MG Hector Plus and the MG Gloster. Click those names to read more about it.
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