Volkswagen Taigun SUV To Launch On September 23
The much-anticipated Volkswagen Taigun SUV will be released on September 23. Volkswagen began a series of manufacture of the Taigun in India earlier this month. The mid-size SUV is currently available for order at dealerships or on the company’s website.
The Volkswagen Taigun will have the same powertrain options as the Skoda Kushaq, which means it will be available with two turbo-petrol engines: a 115hp, 1.0-litre three-cylinder, and a 150hp, 1.5-litre four-cylinder. Both engines will come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, with a 6-speed torque converter automatic option for the 1.0 TSI and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic for the 1.5 TSI.
Despite sharing the same platform as the Kushaq, the Taigun establishes its own identity with characteristics unique to VW’s SUV lineup. The single-piece headlights, two-slat chrome grille, and chrome insert on the lower half of the bumper identify the front fascia. The taillight cluster spans the whole of the tailgate, and the bumper below is adorned with even more chrome.
While the switchgear on both SUVs is identical, the Taigun’s interior is more basic, with the infotainment screen integrated into the dashboard and a distinct design for the AC vents. The dashboard trim components are also noticeably altered.
Top-spec SUVs will come with a 10-inch multimedia system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and the My Volkswagen connect app, as well as automated climate control, USB Type-C connections, a wireless charging pad, and more. The digital instrument cluster is where the Taigun will outperform the Kushaq. Six airbags, ESC (standard across all trims), tire pressure deflation warning, and ISOFIX child seat mounts are just a few of the safety features included in the Taigun.
The Volkswagen Taigun SUV will compete against the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, and its own Skoda cousin, the Kushaq, among other midsize SUVs. In this division, the Taigun will face off against the larger Tata Harrier and MG Hector. The Taigun is likely to cost anywhere from Rs 10.50 to roughly Rs 18 lakh (ex-showroom).