Volkswagen has launched their mid sized SUV the Taigun with prices starting at Rs. 10.50 Lakh. The Taigun comes with 2 petrol engine options and three transmission options to choose from. The Taigun will be available in 7 trims across the Dynamic Comfortline, Highline, Topline and the top end Performance GT Line. The German car maker had opened the bookings for the Taigun last week with deliveries starting now.
Volkswagen Taigun Variant Prices
Dynamic Line 1.0L TSI
Comfortline 1.0TSI MT – Rs. 10,49,900
Highline 1.0L TSI MT – Rs. 12,79,900
Highline 1.0L TSI AT – Rs. 14,09,900
Topline 1.0L TSI MT – Rs. 14,56,900
Topline 1.0L TSI AT – Rs. 15,90,900
GT 1.5L TSI MT – Rs. 14,99,900
GT Plus 1.5L TSI DSG – Rs. 17,49,900
The Volkswagen Taigun is the first model with the VW badge to be built on the MQB A0 IN platform. It’s the second model in the SAVWIPL family after the Skoda Kushaq to be underpinned by the India-specific platform.
Powering the Volkswagen Taigun are two petrol engine options both of which are the TSI engines. These engines also power the Skoda Kushaq. You have the 1.0L 3-cylinder TSI with 115PS of power and 175Nm of torque mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6- speed torque convertor automatic transmission. You also get the chart topping 1.5L 4-cylinder TSI engine that makes 150PS of power and 200Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to the 6-speed manual or the 7-speed DSG automatic transmission options.
Volkswagen Taigun Video Review
In terms of exteriors the Taigun reminds you of the elder brother the Tiguan in terms of proper SUV styling and stance. The body panels come with lots of sharp lines and are flat giving it a good brute SUV look. The SUV also boasts a class leading wheelbase of 2651mm. In terms of looks upfront you get a wide latest design Volkswagen grille with chrome strips and the latest slim VW logo on it. The headlights are chunky in size and come with all LED glow and DRL’s in them. The dual tone front bumper gets a unique thick chrome insert band that runs around it kind of defining the face. The sides too get sharp character lines and a tinge of chrome on the door handles, the roof gets roof rails and a electric sun roof too. The rear gets unique and distinctive LED tail lamps that run across the boot lid just under the rear glass.
Coming to the interiors the VW Taigun comes with a typical premium Volkswagen family cabin styling finished in black. The dash is finished in dual tone color with metal inserts running on it. You get a 10 inch AVN touch screen system, digital instrument cluster (to end trim), three spoke flat bottom steering, single color ambient lighting, metal inserts on door pads. Seats come in dual tone fabric upholstery. Also on the feature list of the Taigun are wireless charging, cooled glovebox, electrically foldable and adjustable ORVMs, a six-speaker stereo system, an electric sunroof.
In terms of safety the Taigun comes with typical Volkswagen standards of safety which includes 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, traction control, reverse parking sensors and camera, etc. Volkswagen is also offering their unique cashless service packages for the Taigun starting at Rs. 21,999 for the 1.0L, MT Rs. 23,999 for the 1.5L MT/AT and Rs. 27,999 for the 1.0AT.
The Volkswagen Taigun enters the fiercely competitive mid sized SUV segment where it goes up against its cousin the Skoda Kushaq, segment leader Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos and also against the likes of the Tata Harrier, MG Hector, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Nissan Kicks, Renaut Captur.