There was a time when only Fiat and and 118NE were available in India, The first German premium brand that came to India was Mercedes in 1994 Then came along BMW, year 2006, 2007 was Audi, somewhere in 2001 was Skoda Then came Volkswagen, Jaguar, Land Rover, and more. Now there are more premium cars in India than one can count, Wrong! There’s a count! I have kept! This is India’s 142nd premium car and to meet this gentleman, I am going to the city of Bengaluru. With so many premium cars already in our market, Including Ferraris and Lamborghinis, when a car like this gets launched today in our market, It would just be like any other premium car Except that it’s not like any other premium car. But firstly it’s an SUV If your last name is Chhabra, Chopra, Chaudhary, Gupta, Deshpande, Joshi, Lal, Malhotra, Luthra, Batra, Sood, Kapoor, or Patel and Iyer, or Reddy, Kaur, we all want an SUV! Here it is! But not just a front wheel drive SUV, but a full fledged, 4-wheel drive SUV suitable for all sorts of road conditions! Remember friends, front wheel drive SUVs are only as much SUVs as monkeys are humans.Secondly, and I promise you there won’t be a thirdly or a fourthly, this is it Ladies and Gentlemen! There’s no other German premium SUV car that comes at this price point You see, the Volkswagen Tiguan starts at Rs. 28 Lakh (Ex-showroom) and cost Rs. 32 Lakh (Ex-showroom) for the two variants that it comes in And compared to the competition, the BMW X1 4 wheel drive variant costs about Rs. 42 Lakh The Audi Q3 Quattro cost about Rs. 37 Lakh And the Mercedes GLA, well it doesn’t come with any 4 wheel drive variant at all. So the Tiguan here is nearly Rs. 6 Lakh cheaper than the next 4 wheel drive SUV to come out of Germany And it is bigger than any one of them.I rest my case, Ladies and Gentlemen India’s 142nd premium car, Volkswagen Tiguan. So, let’s start with driving. Even if it means driving it in standstill traffic. Now, the Tiguan is a heavy car, one engine option, which is a diesel engine that’s the 2.0-litre TDI TDI means Turbocharged Direct Injection, which will give you an average of 17.5kmpl which actually should be called as fuel efficiency Tiguan is based on Volkswagen’s international MQB platform which means it drives more like a car than the SUV which is a great thing especially in traffic situations like this You have 615 litres of bootspace and if you fold rear seats you have more than 1500 litres of
bootspace. We shall not talk anything about its automatic DSG gearbox We have talked a lot about it before, other people have also talked a lot about it, in other videos too, Every neighbour, friend, kin or foe is going to think of this car of yours as a premium car not just because of the way it looks outside, 18″ rims, or because of the way it looks on the inside, elegant black dash trims but also because of the features that you get to show off ’cause you can simply boast of, well, the panoramic sunroof, which extends all the way upto the second row 3 zone climate control, 8 speaker sound systems, LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, cornering lamps, automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, keyless entry or self sealing tyres which is like self healing quite literally, which is like magic or you can talk of heated front two seats Wait, what? Is it why I was feeling hot? The rear seat is quite comfortable, there’s an arm rest with coffee mug holder The biggest problem can be this big transmission tunnel for the third person sitting in the middle Apart from that you get this tray out here, very first class And then a few things that I haven’t seen every time is this headrest which can move backwards and forwards The Tiguan this is the German premium car to buy if you are in the market to buy a premium car But don’t be confused by the 149mm of ground clearance that you may hear or read somewhere else, it’s a controversy It’s atleast a good 200mm I’ve been driving in the city of Bangalore, haven’t managed to scrape the underbelly even once.So if your name is Ghosh, Gokhale, Verma, Bakshi, Chaddha, Chakraborty, Chawla, Doshi, Das, Dubey, Malik, Khanna, Mahajan, Kumar, Monkey, or Saxena, then even you are, like me, looking for a premium car, So this, is that premium car! So why haven’t I bought one yet? ‘Cause coming up soon is the 143rd premium car of India, Jeep Compass Don’t forget to watch it! Thank you for watching PowerDrift, friends. If you like our new, premium approach, hit the Like button, if you don’t like it, don’t hit the dislike button, Whatever you do, do share and subscribe! Thank you! .