The Volkswagen Group will launch pretty exciting products in the Indian market under the India 2.0 strategy. Skoda recently launched the Kushaq, which is the first car under the new strategy. Skoda is heading the strategy in India and that is why it got to launch the first car. Soon Volkswagen will launch its first car under the new strategy – the Tiguan.
The German car manufacturer is testing the upcoming Taigun for a long time on the Indian roads without camouflage. Recently, we should you the base variant of the Taigun too. Here is a set of new spy pictures of the upcoming Taigun showing the top-end variant of the mid-size SUV. The all-new Taigun will get a price tag that will put it against the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and other vehicles in the segment.
The new spy pictures by Shifting-Gears shows the Taigun in a white shade and it does look quite premium. The spy pictures show the headlamps enclosed in the grille of the Taigun. The fog lamps are located down in the bumper and it gets a strong, bold look with the thick cladding and a chrome strip.
The Taigun also gets alloy wheels finished in a black shade. The wheels are aerodynamically designed to reduce air drag. The side also gets blacked-out B-pillars, rock guards on the door and silver-coloured roof rails. The rear gets a body-wide tail lamp, which is smoked and do look great on the car. Overall, the Taigun has typical Volkswagen characteristics when it comes to looks.
Petrol only engine options
After the massive dieselgate scam, the Volkswagen Group stays far away from the diesel engines. Just like the Kushaq, the Volkswagen Taigun will also get only petrol engine options. It will get a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 115 PS and a peak torque of 175 Nm. The power and torque output is similar to the Kushaq.
The higher-performance 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces a maximum of 150 PS and a peak torque of 250 Nm. Both the engine options will offer manual and automatic transmission options. However, the 1.0-litre engine will get a torque convertor while the more powerful engine option will come with a 7-speed DSG automatic.
Volkswagen will also offer a slew of features with the Taigun including digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control system, push-button start-stop, multi-function steering wheels, TPMS, electrically adjustable seats and so on.
The Taigun will be Volkswagen’s first compact SUV in the Indian market. With the rising popularity of SUVs in the Indian market, Volkswagen is likely to gain good traction from the model.