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Volkswagen Taigun bookings open in India ahead of September launch, production begins

Tuhin Guha Updated: August 18, 2021, 04:29 PM IST

Volkswagen India has now started rolling out the first units of the Volkswagen Taigun from the Skoda-Volkswagen plant in Chakan, near Pune. Alongside this, bookings for the Taigun midsized SUV have begun too. The Taigun is being built alongside the related Skoda Kushaq and incorporates more advanced manufacturing processes over the Polo and Vento's PQ platform.

2021 Volkswagen Taigun engine and gearbox

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 from the Vento will also be available. 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.

2021 Volkswagen Taigun features

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. The Taigun, along with the Kushaq, will be one of the first mainstream cars to offer ESC as standard. Other than this, there are six airbags, TPMS, hill-hold function, rear parking camera, front parking sensors and ISOFIX child seat mounts. These features are variant dependent, and a full break-up will be available at launch. Read our first drive review to know more about the Taigun. 

2021 Volkswagen Taigun expected price and launch date

Based on the same heavily localized MQB-A0-IN architecture, the Taigun will launch in India around September 2021. Prices of the Volkswagen Taigun should mirror that of the Kushaq and range between Rs 11 to 18 lakh.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 10.5 Lakhs
Displacement
1498cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
17.88 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 10.5 Lakhs
Displacement
1498cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
110
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
-NA-
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