VW Taigun launched in India
The VW Taigun SUV has been launched in India. It is the sister car of the recently-launched Skoda Kushaq and is the second model based on the Volkswagen Group’s made-for-India MQB A0 IN platform.
VW Taigun price in India
The lower 1.0-litre variants are priced at Rs 10.50-15.91 lakh, while the higher 1.5-litre GT variants are priced at Rs 15.00-17.50 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.
|Taigun variant||Price (ex-showroom)|
|1.0 MT Comfortline||Rs 10.50 lakh|
|1.0 MT Highline||Rs 12.80 lakh|
|1.0 AT Highline||Rs 14.10 lakh|
|1.0 MT Topline||Rs 14.57 lakh|
|1.0 AT Topline||Rs 15.91 lakh|
|1.5 MT GT||Rs 15.00 lakh|
|1.5 AT GT Plus||Rs 17.50 lakh|
VW Taigun features
Ventilated front seats, automatic climate control, ambient lighting, cooled glovebox, 17-inch alloys, push-button start/stop, wireless charging, an all-digital instrument console, a 10-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, cruise control, and USB-C ports are some of the feature highlights on the higher variants.
On the safety front, you get six airbags, electronic stability control, TPMS, reverse camera, hill hold control, and ISOFIX child seat mounts.
VW Taigun engine & gearbox
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 having 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 for alleged fuel savings.
VW Taigun rivals
The list is pretty long! You have the Skoda Kushaq, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, Nissan Kicks, MG Hector, and the upcoming Mahindra XUV700 in the very same segment as the new Taigun.
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