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Old 10th September 2017, 20:43   #526
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Not sure about other aspects but as per the official specs, the GC is a miserable 149 mm! Is this mis-stated or folks at VW lost their marbles while designing this "SUV"?!

Will save you a big money.:Lol:

Expect a lot more SUVs to have new aero dynamic flaps which can be removed to duck under the 170 mm GC ( laden weight). This will save 2% on GST.

VW lost their marbles in the emission gate. This must have been relatively simple.

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Not sure about other aspects but as per the official specs, the GC is a miserable 149 mm! Is this mis-stated or folks at VW lost their marbles while designing this "SUV"?!
Its 179mm unladen. Dont know what the govt. will use for their cess calculations.
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I have been trying to figure out the placement of the side airbags in the Tiguan but cannot find any image of the same. In the car, the plastic cover on the side of the seatback has the word airbag written on it but I cannot figure out how that airbag would be when deployed. Is it the same as the side airbags in most cars? Can someone please help. I hope this is the right place to ask
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Not sure about other aspects but as per the official specs, the GC is a miserable 149 mm! Is this mis-stated or folks at VW lost their marbles while designing this "SUV"?!

It's as per the new norms that for these kind of cars the gc would be measured with full load. The unladen gc which isn't mentioned should be around 170-175 mm. Similarly for Compass the stated gc is in the early 150s even though it's unladen gc is around 180 mm.
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It's as per the new norms that for these kind of cars the gc would be measured with full load. The unladen gc which isn't mentioned should be around 170-175 mm. Similarly for Compass the stated gc is in the early 150s even though it's unladen gc is around 180 mm.
It is definitely more than 175mm in Tiguan. My CEDIA is 175mm and Tiguan shows better clearance when I enter my stilt parking trough the slope.
I do not have any evidence but from the appearance and comparison to my CEDIA, it seems to be above 190mm. 4Motion models in Europe has 200m clearance, so I wonder why it would be any less in India.

Also Tiguan's belly is slightly curved upward adding some extra clearance in the middle compared to the lowest point of the vehicle.
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I have been trying to figure out the placement of the side airbags in the Tiguan but cannot find any image of the same. In the car, the plastic cover on the side of the seatback has the word airbag written on it but I cannot figure out how that airbag would be when deployed. Is it the same as the side airbags in most cars? Can someone please help. I hope this is the right place to ask
Here are the locations for there airbags apart form the regular front ones:

If anyone needs the Manual please leave me a PM.

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If anyone needs the Manual please leave me a PM.
Please share it here for the benefit of other owners as well. A PM helps one, a post may help several others (members as well as non members).

You can also share it here - Download the Owner's Manual (of Indian Cars) in PDF Format

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Please share it here for the benefit of other owners as well. A PM helps one, a post may help several others (members as well as non members).

You can also share it here - Download the Owner's Manual (of Indian Cars) in PDF Format

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Done:
Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual (Download the Owner's Manual (of Indian Cars) in PDF Format)

Now who's got its service manual?

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Weekends is what I look forward to, I did a 650Kms drive from Mumbai to Nashik, the highway has a mix of Tar roads, pot holes, ghat section and nice curves on route, was greeted with heavy rains. One word to define the drive, awesome, coming from the Laura, the Tiguan holds the road very well, maneuverability is fantastic, kept shifting between normal and sports mood, most of the drive was on cruse control with occasional burst of speed, she returned a mileage of 14.7Kmpl. I never felt lack of power, with 5 passengers on board we had a comfortable drive.

The tires offer descent grip and good braking on dry as well as wet , at higher speeds there is road noise which was noted, have no plans to replace will use the stock tires till they last. Had a question on the 4 motions? What is the power split between the front and rear wheels? While changing lanes, I did feel it's very well planted to the ground, ghat section, curves, I did manage on higher speeds then the Laura without bothers the passengers. I have received the matts from AliExpress and they a good fit. I had ordered bolt covers for the doors, it also fits well, attaching the pictures for everyone's reference.

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Here are the locations for there airbags apart form the regular front ones:

If anyone needs the Manual please leave me a PM.

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Thank you for this.

One question though, in India are they giving the knee airbag as well. On all literature they say 6 airbags only.

Thanks.
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Weekends is what I look forward to, I did a 650Kms drive from Mumbai to Nashik, the highway has a mix of Tar roads, pot holes, ghat section and nice curves on route, was greeted with heavy rains. One word to define the drive, awesome, coming from the Laura, the Tiguan holds the road very well, maneuverability is fantastic, kept shifting between normal and sports mood, most of the drive was on cruse control with occasional burst of speed to 170 Kmph, she returned a mileage of 14.7Kmpl. I never felt lack of power, with 5 passengers on board we had a comfortable drive. The tires offer descent grip and good braking on dry as well as wet surfaces, post 140 kmph, there is road noise which was noted, have no plans to replace will use the stock tires till they last. Had a question on the 4 motions? What is the power split between the front and rear wheels? While changing lanes, I did feel it's very well planted to the ground, ghat section, curves, I did manage on higher speeds then the Laura without bothers the passengers. I have received the matts from AliExpress and they a good fit. I had ordered bolt covers for the doors, it also fits well, attaching the pictures for everyone's reference.
Nice little review.
Can you please PM or post the link from where you ordered the mats.
Thanks a lot.
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Amit, Would you share the link to the mat on this thread? I can't find this in aliexpress.
What material is it?
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Nice little review.

Can you please PM or post the link from where you ordered the mats.

Thanks a lot.

Done, sending you the details

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Amit, Would you share the link to the mat on this thread? I can't find this in aliexpress.
What material is it?

It's carpet I opted for Grey color and not black; with Velcro underneath, so it's grips the carpet, with Tiguan embroidered on the mats.
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I have ordered the following and I told the seller to send me the RHD mats for the Indian 2017 version.

Mats:-

http://s.aliexpress.com/nEvqUFvE

Door stopper protection cover

http://s.aliexpress.com/imiENBjA

Do have look, I like the matts, nice finish..

Cheers..
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There has been a silent update on the car.

The latest ones have a full touchscreen for the infotainment console. The eight physical buttons (Radio, Media, Menu etc) are gone, replaced by touchscreen versions of the same. The two knobs remain. Will be able to send a photo on Thursday.

As regards the airbags, the Indian car does not get the driver knee airbag.
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