Volkswagen Taigun compact SUV spied testing in India ahead of launch

Volkswagen is planning a range of cars for the Indian market in the coming months. The German manufacturer recently unveiled the all-new Volkswagen Taigun mid-size SUV for the Indian market. The all-new Taigun will be launched in the festive season of 2021. The latest spy pictures of the car show its more powerful GT variant, which means that the brand will be launching the sporty variant of the model too.

Volkswagen Taigun compact SUV spied testing in India ahead of launch

The white coloured Volkswagen Taigun GT is identified with the ‘GT’ badge on the tailgate and LED tail lamps. The pictures were clicked by Bluengel180 on T-BHP. The tail lamps get the smoked effect with black surrounds. The vehicle also gets a flashy chrome bar positioned just above the skid plate. The Taigun GT also gets body-coloured roof rails and a black shark fin antenna. The production-ready Taigun looks quite similar to the regular standard version of the model.

At the front, the vehicle gets a large grille with a chrome plate. LED headlamps with LED DRLs make the vehicle look very sharp. The air intakes are located below the bumper. The alloy wheels, however, are different compared to the standard model. It looks like 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels.

Volkswagen Taigun is the first vehicle from the brand under India 2.0 strategy. The strategy is headed by Skoda India. The all-new Taigun will get the India-spec MQB A0 IN. The SUV measures 4.2 metres in length. It also gets the segment-best wheelbase of 2,651mm. In comparison, the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos get a wheelbase of 2,610mm. The Volkswagen Taigun will take on the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos head-on. It will also go against the likes of the upcoming Skoda Kushaq.

Volkswagen Taigun compact SUV spied testing in India ahead of launch

Long features list

The Volkswagen Taigun will get a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, a digital instrument cluster, ambient mood lighting, ventilated front seats, wireless charging system, connected car technology, leatherette seats, electrically adjustable driver’s seat and much more.

The Volkswagen will power the Taigun with two engine options. There will be a 1.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 114 Bhp and 175 Nm. There will be a more powerful 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 147 Bhp and 250 Nm. The 1.0-litre engine will offer a 6-speed manual and an automatic transmission too. The more powerful engine option will come with a 7-speed DSG transmission along with a 6-speed manual. The GT variant of the Taigun will get the 1.5-litre turbocharged TSI engine option only.

Since Skoda is heading India 2.0 strategy, it will first launch the Kushaq in the Indian market. Following the launch of the Kushaq, Volkswagen will launch the Taigun. Skoda has announced that it will announce the price of the Kushaq by June and that’s when they will also start to accept the bookings. Volkswagen can launch the Taigun a month or two post the launch of the Kushaq.