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Volkswagen Taigun Bookings Breach 16,000 Units Mark

Volkswagen Taigun Bookings

Volkswagen India has really worked hard in every aspect to make a strong comeback. The SUVW strategy which was revealed earlier was good enough keeping in mind the current market conditions. In fact, the German marque will also be introducing a new C-segment sedan for the Indian market which is ultimately expected to regain a lot of customers which were lost earlier. Well, today Volkswagen has announced that the brand has already received over 16,000 bookings for the Taigun. It’s massive from the brand’s point of view and really gives everyone a picture of how VW is all set to return back to India with a bang!

Planning to buy a compact SUV? Well, check out the Volkswagen Taigun right below.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Volkswagen has received over 16,000 bookings for Taigun.
  • The German brand has priced it at Rs.10.49 Lakh onwards.
  • VW Taigun is available with 2 turbocharged petrol engines.

Volkswagen Taigun

Exterior

Unlike the older Volkswagen cars, the design language of Taigun assures you that is modern enough to compete against any new compact SUV. The front profile of it sports large LED headlamps, brand’s signature twin slat grille, sporty bumper and new VW logo at the centre. As expected, the all-new SUV sits on a large set of 17-inch alloy wheels and is available with five exclusive shades including:

  • Curcuma Yellow,
  • Candy White,
  • Reflex Silver,
  • Wild Cherry Red and
  • Carbon Steel Grey

Interior

Volkswagen-Taigun-Launched-Interior
Image Source: Volkswagen

Inside the cabin, the all-new Taigun feels plush in terms of fit and finish. At the centre, the dashboard features a large 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system below which are the controls for the air conditioner. There’s even a sportier multifunctional steering wheel which is available either with an analogue or a fully digital instrument cluster depending upon the variant. Other features including a cooled glovebox, type-C charging ports, wireless smartphone charger, ambient lighting and an electric sunroof are also a part of this list.

Engine

Power comes from a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that churns out a decent 115HP and 175Nm of peak torque. Talking about the transmission duties, it is managed either by a 6-speed manual or a torque converter automatic gearbox.

There’s even a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine for the Performance Line that comes paired to a 6-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The overall output from this setup is rated at 150HP and 250Nm.

Alternatives

Options are a must. Therefore, the all-new Volkswagen Taigun compares with some well established compact SUVs such as Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and MG Astor. Want to learn more about the second-gen Creta? Check out all the details related to it down below.

Hyundai Creta

New Hyundai Creta
Image Source: Hyundai

It’s all about sales today, therefore, let’s talk about the best seller in the compact SUV segment. The new Creta is available with three engine options including petrol, diesel and a powerful turbocharged unit. In terms of features, it feels indestructible with a large panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, wireless charger, air purifier and several drive modes depending upon the variant.

Specifications

Hyundai Creta
Engine 1497cc (Petrol)

1493cc (Diesel)

1353cc (Turbo Petrol)

Power 113.4BHP (Petrol)

113.4BHP (Diesel)

138BHP (Turbo Petrol)

Torque 144Nm (Petrol)

250Nm (Diesel)

242Nm (Turbo Petrol)

Key Highlights
  • Large panoramic sunroof
  • Several drive modes
  • Air purifier
  • Ventilated seats
Price (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs.10.16 Lakhs to Rs.17.87 Lakhs

About the author

Harsh Rana

Full-time management student and a part-time automobile enthusiast. Not much happy about EVs taking over the V8, V10 and V12 motors.

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