Volkswagen India has just launched the First Anniversary Edition of the Taigun compact SUV. As its name suggests, the Taigun First Anniversary Edition marks the first anniversary of this compact SUV in the Indian market. The Taigun has been Volkswagen’s best selling vehicle ever since launch, and the Anniversary Edition gets 11 new features, and is based on the Dynamic trim. Bookings are now open across all Volkswagen India dealerships. Deliveries will commence soon.
The Volkswagen Taigun First Anniversary Edition is available in three colours: Rising Blue (new colour), Curcuma Yellow and Wild Cherry Red. Meanwhile, here are the 11 new features offered on the Taigun Special Edition: high lux fog lamps, body-colored door garnish, black C-pillar graphics, black roof foil, door-edge protector, black ORVM caps, window visors along with aluminum pedals.
Ashish Gupta, the Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said,
The Taigun has had an extremely fulfilling journey in India as well as reaching the global stage by being the Top 3 finalists at the World Car of the Year. We have been extremely overwhelmed with the feedback, appreciation and acceptance the SUVW has received from our customers. The carline truly embodies the core DNA of the Volkswagen brand with a superior build quality, safety and fun-to-drive experience. With the introduction of this celebratory First Anniversary Edition offering, we would like to thank our valued customers who have been instrumental in making Taigun one of the most admired SUVW in India and resonated the #HustleModeOn personality of the Taigun.
The Dynamic trim of the Volkswagen Taigun is powered by a 1 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged petrol TSI engine that outputs 115 PS of peak power and 178 Nm of peak torque. The engine is offered with 2 gearbox options: a 6 speed manual and a 6 speed torque converter automatic. Both gearboxes drive the front wheels of the car.
Those who seek more performance may opt for the Performance Line trim of the Taigun. This trim is powered by the 1.5 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged TSI petrol engine that puts out 150 PS of peak power and 250 Nm of peak torque. This engine is offered with 6 speed manual and 7 speed twin clutch (DSG) automatic gearbox options. A key highlight of this engine is the cylinder deactivation technology (Known as ACT), which helps boost mileage at cruising speeds. The engine is also equipped with start-stop technology, which shuts the motor off at traffic stops and seamlessly restarts it when the driver presses the clutch.
The Volkswagen Taigun is based on the MQB A0 platform, and has a sibling in the form of the Skoda Kushaq. Save for the styling and different interiors, both SUVs are alike, and operate in India’s compact SUV segment. Competition for the Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq come from the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Nissan Kicks.