The 1.5-litre engine with a manual gearbox is expected to return the highest fuel efficiency of 18.47 kmpl
The base model Taigun with a 1.0-litre engine starts from Rs 10.49 lakh
The GT Plus line, which sits at the top of the Taigun range starts at Rs 17.49 lakh
The GT line with 1.5-litre engine will come at Rs 14.99 lakh
The cost of ownership, service cost per km for the Taigun
The 5 colour options available on the new Volkswagen Taigun
Service values packages offered by Volkswagen
The Volkswagen Connect app
Taigun's 6 customised accessory packages
The Volkswagen Taigun comes loaded with a long list of safety features as well
The host of features that the Volkswagen Taigun will have onboard
The top of the line 1.5-litre engine with 150PS and 250 Nm of torque
The gearbox offering on the Volkswagen Taigun
Key factors that Volkswagen India is working on their new line of products is to maintain the DNA, highly localise content, use global platforms customised for India.
Value-added services are expected to enhance the ownership experience. A larger network of parts warehousing across the country, lowering of parts prices, etc form part of several new initiatives to improve cost of ownership
The geographical positioning of the Volkswagen India brand across the country. Additional services and offerings consistently being offered including corporate services, subscription services and pre-owned car business under the Das Welt program.
Ashish Gupta, Brand Director at Volkswagen India intent on claiming 3 percent market share for Volkswagen in India. Taigun will be the first of a new line of products that will spearhead this challenging journey.
The stage is set for the biggest launch from Volkswagen in recent years. The Taigun pre-bookings have already begun, and I hear it's been extremely well received. However, fluctuations could still happen based on pricing. Stay tuned
The new Volkswagen Taigun will compete against the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier and MG Hector. The upcoming Mahindra XUV700 and MG Astor can also be considered as upcoming competitors.
Notable features on the inside of the Volkswagen Taigun should be Type-C USB charging, connected-car features, a single-pane sunroof, climate control, ventilated front seats, up to 17-inch alloy wheels and large amounts of interior storage. Other than this, there are six airbags, TPMS, hill-hold function, rear parking camera, front parking sensors and ISOFIX child seat mounts.
Prices of the Volkswagen Taigun should mirror that of the Kushaq and range between Rs 11 to 18 lakh.
The 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 110PS and 175 Nm, are to be offered in the low to mid-spec versions of this new Volkswagen SUV. With a six-speed manual, the six-speed torque converter. Also, the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol that makes 150PS/250 Nm and pairs with a seven-speed DSG will be offered on higher trims. The larger engine will get a six-speed manual as well in an entry GT variant. The top GT version will be offered in the 1.5 turbo and DSG combination.
Volkswagen has already started taking bookings for the Volkswagen Taigun SUV. The Taigun is being built alongside the related Skoda Kushaq and incorporates more advanced manufacturing processes over the Polo and Vento's PQ platform.