Call it a route to revival but Volkswagen is popular enough among car buyers and doesn’t give much reason to not buy it. The only reason behind its downfall is the outdated design and heavy pricing which the German brand is finally looking into. According to the VW 2.0 strategy, Volkswagen Taigun has finally arrived in India with a price tag ranging between Rs. 10.50 Lakhs to Rs.17.50 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Interestingly, the latest report states that the SUV has already received around 12,000 pre-bookings. Hope now you got the idea of how popular the Germans are among the Indian buyers!
- Volkswagen Taigun has clocked around 12,000 pre-bookings.
- To be available with two turbocharged petrol engine options.
- The new compact SUV is currently priced at Rs.10.50 Lakhs.
Exterior & Design
On the outside, the new Taigun looks modern, indeed. The front profile feature a set of large LED headlights, a twin slat chrome grille and a sporty bumper. There are even massive 17-inch alloy wheels that further enhance the overall stance. According to the carmaker, Taigun is available with five exterior shades including – Wild Cherry Red, Curcuma Yellow, Reflex Silver, Candy White and Carbon Steel Grey among others.
Inside the cabin, it features a neatly laid out dashboard with all sorts of modern features. To begin with, there is an all-new multi-functional steering wheel, large 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control and a fully digital instrument cluster depending upon the variant. Apart from all this, a wireless charger, multiple USB Type-C ports, an electric sunroof and a cooled glovebox are also there to make it feature-rich.
Germans are quite serious about the occupants’ safety. Therefore, Taigun comes loaded with safety aids such as 6 airbags, ABS, electronic stability control, tyre pressure monitoring system and ISOFIX child seat mounts, etc among others.
Powering the all-new compact SUV is a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. According to the spec sheet, the overall output from this unit is rated at 115HP and 175Nm with a 6-speed manual gearbox available across the entire range. For added convenience, customers can also opt for a torque converter automatic gearbox available solely with this setup.
There’s another 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine that is meatier in terms of performance. To be precise, it is truly capable of churning out a massive 150HP and 250Nm of peak torque while being mated to an optional 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox apart from the standard 6-speed manual. Volkswagen also boasts the cylinder deactivation technology that boosts the overall fuel efficiency.
In India, the all-new Volkswagen Taigun competes with some other well-established rivals such as Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Skoda Kushaq. Interestingly, the upcoming MG Astor is also expected to join this rivalry soon. Want to learn more about the Seltos? Check out all the details related to it down below.
Seltos is known for its bold design language. Available with three engine options, it is currently one of the most selling SUVs in the Indian market. In terms of features, the all-new Kia Seltos comes loaded with a large 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 8-speaker surround sound system by Bose, electric sunroof, air purifier and connected car tech to name a few.
|Engine||1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol
1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel
1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol
|Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)||Rs.9.95 Lakhs to Rs.18.10 Lakhs|