Volkswagen Taigun Launched At INR 10.50 Lakh
The long-awaited Volkswagen Taigun SUV has been introduced in India at an introductory price of Rs 10.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Dynamic Line and Performance Line variation lines are available for the midsize SUV. Comfortline, Highline, and Topline are the three trim levels in the Dynamic Line, while GT and GT Plus are the two trim levels in the Performance Line. There are four engine-gearbox combinations available for the Taigun.
Large LED headlights with DRLs, a two-slat chrome grille, and chrome inserts on the lower section of the bumper characterise the Taigun’s front end. The tail-light cluster spans the whole of the tailgate, and the bumper below is adorned with even more chrome.
Wild Cherry Red, Curcuma Yellow, Candy White, Reflex Silver, and Carbon Steel Grey are the five colour options for the Volkswagen Taigun.
While the switchgear is similar to that of the Skoda Kushaq, the interior of the Taigun is more simple, with the infotainment screen integrated into the dashboard and a new design for the AC vents. The dashboard trim components are also noticeably altered.
The GT Plus variant of the Taigun SUV comes with a 10-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the My Volkswagen connect app, leatherette upholstery, ambient lighting, automatic climate control, USB Type-C ports, wireless charging pad, cooled glovebox, a sunroof, cooled front seats, and 17-inch alloys.
Six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC (standard on all trims), hill-hold control, tyre pressure deflation warning, parking camera, and ISOFIX child seat fixings are all standard on the Taigun.
The usual warranty for the Taigun is four years/1,00,000 kilometres, however, it can be extended to seven years/1,50,000 kilometres. There are also service value packages available, which cost Rs 21,999 for 1.0 TSI MT models, Rs 23,999 for 1.5 TSI models, and Rs 27,999 for 1.0 TSI AT models. Volkswagen also disclosed that the Taigun has had 12,221 pre-orders so far.
Volkswagen offers two TSI turbo-petrol engine options for the Taigun: a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine with 115hp and 175Nm of torque, and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine with 150hp and 250Nm of torque. Both engines come equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission. The automatic gearboxes are different, with the 1.0 TSI getting a 6-speed torque converter and the 1.5 TSI getting a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The 1.5 TSI engine also has cylinder deactivation technology, which saves fuel. The Volkswagen Taigun has the same powertrain options as the Skoda Kushaq.
The Volkswagen Taigun competes against the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, and its own Skoda cousin, the Kushaq, among other midsize SUVs. In this class, the Taigun will face off against the larger Tata HarrierandMG Hector.