Volkswagen is preparing the launch of its new mid-size SUV called Taigun. Here, we can see a Taigun that is being loaded off at a dealership. It looks like it is one of the lower variants of the Taigun. We are not sure if it is the base variant because the official details are still not revealed by the manufacturer.
The video is uploaded by Sharman D’Souza on his YouTube channel. In the video, we can see a red coloured Taigun. We can make out from the video that the SUV is missing alloy wheels, LED headlamps and a rear light bar. So, we know that this is a lower-spec variant.
We can see that the variant in the video gets wheel covers, halogen headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps, a rear wiper, a shark-fin antenna, fog lamps and a rear parking camera. There is also a touchscreen in the centre of the dashboard. The infotainment system should be a smaller unit. It will come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The Taigun will get the same engines as the Skoda Kushaq. So, there will be two petrol engines. There will be a 1.0-litre TSI for most of the people and then there will be a more powerful 1.5-litre TSI for people who are power-thirsty.
The 1.0 TSI produces 115 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 178 Nm whereas the 1.5 TSI produces 150 PS of max power and 250 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines would be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. Although, you would be able to get a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox with the 1.0 TSI and a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox with 1.5 TSI.
The wheelbase of the Taigun will be 2,651 mm which is one of the best in the segment. Also, it is the same one as the Skoda Kushaq. This is because both SUVs share the same underpinnings. They are based on a new MQB-AO-IN platform and the manufacturers are aiming at a localization level of 85 percent to price the SUVs competitively.
There will also be a GT variant of the Taigun. The GT variant would get dual-tone alloy wheels, red brake calipers and GT badging on the front grille and tailgate. Additionally, it would come with LED projector headlamps cornering lamps and a sportier bumper with a faux skid plate.
The Taigun would come with a new generation of infotainment system while the lower variants would get a smaller touchscreen infotainment system. Both would support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It would also come with a digital instrument cluster which is missing on the Skoda Kushaq.
Other features include a multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, automatic climate control, keyless entry, push-button to start/stop, red ambient lighting, electric sunroof, ventilated front seats and much more. It will also come with rear parking camera, electronic stability control, hill hold control and up to 6 airbags.