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Old 23rd February 2017, 15:34   #1
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Volkswagen has announced that the Tiguan SUV and the new-gen Passat sedan will be launched in India by the end of this year. However, no particular timeline for the two launches has been revealed yet.

The Tiguan was previously showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and has already been spotted testing on public roads in India. It is based on the company's MQB platform and is around 50 kg lighter than the previous-gen model. Volkswagen has also confirmed that the India-spec Tiguan will come with a 2.0-litre TDI engine that will be mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox.

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Meanwhile, Volkswagen will also bring back the Passat brand to India, after it was discontinued here in 2013 owing to poor demand. The new-gen Passat is also built on Volkswagen's modular MQB platform. India-spec models will be equipped with a 2.0-litre TDI engine mated to a 6-speed DSG gearbox. Volkswagen has also claimed that the new Passat will be loaded with convenience and safety features, including 9 airbags.

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Spotted several Tiguan's and passat's been driven very fast on the chakan route, I saw one tiguan which completely stood out in this colour, The car looked bloody good! The headlights were LED's, It was very very bright on low beam even during the day time, I have a video of this car passing by from the opposite side via my snapchat spectacles, Ill see if the car is visible properly and upload it.

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Meanwhile, Volkswagen will also bring back the Passat brand to India, after it was discontinued here in 2013 owing to poor demand. The new-gen Passat is also built on Volkswagen's modular MQB platform.
The Paasat pictured in the post is the older gen Passat that was discontinued earlier.

The new one looks much better :

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The new Passat would also have much tougher competition in the form of the superb new Superb. However Tiguan looks way better than the upcoming Kodiaq SUV from the Skoda stable.
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Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, today announced its India line-up for the year 2017. Strong products backed by an enhanced network of sales and service outlets, Volkswagen India is all set to introduce its popular global products in the Indian market, the Tiguan and the Passat. Beginning with the made-in-India, made-for-India Ameo in 2016 and recent introduction of the GTI, Volkswagen continues to expand its product portfolio. Reaching out to a larger audience, Volkswagen will now have a robust line-up of vehicles across segments in India.

Volkswagen brings to the Indian market this year, the Tiguan that has already won hearts of SUV enthusiasts in Europe and the luxurious new Passat. Packed with elements that form the core DNA at Volkswagen, both the vehicles will offer superior safety features, power, performance and class–leading driving dynamics and comfort.

Commenting on the 2017 launch announcement, Mr. Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “2017 marks 10 years for Volkswagen in India and at this opportune moment, we reiterate our commitment with a strong product line-up aimed at fostering our growth momentum in the country. With the successful launch of the Ameo and introduction of GTI recently, Volkswagen marked its presence in the Compact Sedan and Performance car segment. With exciting new products across the segments, we are now ready to enter the SUV segment with Tiguan and luxury segment with the all new Passat. The slew of launches will ensure every car buyer finds a car to meet their requirements at our showrooms.”

The Tiguan
Safety is integral at Volkswagen and as part of its brand DNA, retaining the same elements, the Tiguan is set to make a mark in the Indian market. Based on the path-breaking MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform and already making waves in Europe, the second generation Tiguan is the undisputed best-selling SUV in its class. The body proportions of the latest Volkswagen SUV are sporty and exude charisma with its stylish design. With a 2.0L TDI engine mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox the Tiguan delivers impressive driving performance and is a perfect blend of performance, safety, efficiency and luxury.

The Passat
The New Passat is positioned as a benchmark-setting sedan in its segment. Loaded with new technologies, the New Passat showcases dynamic design and offers advanced entertainment & safety features. Based on the path-breaking MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform Passat will be powered with a 2.0L TDI engine mated to a 6-speed DSG gearbox. The New Passat is indeed a perfect amalgamation of comfort, style and sophistication with added driving pleasure. For the first time in India Volkswagen Passat will offer 9 airbags providing additional safety for the passengers.

The GTI
Opening a new segment, Volkswagen introduced the hottest hatch on Indian roads: The GTI. The badge that carries with it, 40 years of legacy and is loved by petrol heads across the globe. This Limited Edition 3 door GTI that exemplifies power, style and spirited performance comes equipped with a 1.8L 4-cylinder TSI engine mated to a 7-speed automatic DSG transmission producing a blistering 141 kW (192 PS) of raw power. The perfect combination of a safe and sporty chassis, agile and economic engine along with unique and timeless design, it encompasses power, elegance and refined driving experience.

Over the years Volkswagen has introduced several products that offer a great driving experience. Marking a strong line-up with the Ameo, GTI, Tiguan and Passat, Volkswagen will have fresh new products to offer in 2017. Along with these carlines the Polo, Vento, Jetta and Beetle will continue to remain frontline products for Volkswagen in the Indian market. The new range will create a robust portfolio offering customers a wide variety of products to choose their favorite Volkswagen carline.
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Guys,

Just so that this thread doesn't become a confused cocktail of two cars, please continue the discussion on their dedicated threads:

Tiguan

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