In April 2023, Volkswagen held a public event where it showcased new color options and variants for its midsize SUV Taigun. One of the new color options presented was the “Lava Blue,” previously available in the Tiguan SUV. Volkswagen has now listed this new color option for sale on its official website, and dispatches of the Taigun in this color to dealerships have already started. Compared to the already available Rising Blue Metallic, the Lava Blue color is slightly richer and darker, which should appeal to those looking for a premium and sophisticated appearance.
In addition to these two blue-based paint schemes, the Taigun is also available in other colors such as Curcuma Yellow, Reflex Silver, Carbon Steel Grey, Candy White, and Wild Cherry Red. The Lava Blue shade is the first of several planned new colors and variants Volkswagen has in store for the Taigun in the coming months. In the recent event, Volkswagen showcased multiple versions of the Taigun, all of which will hit the market gradually.
Volkswagen also presented two new color options, Deep Black Pearl and Carbon Steel Matte, for the limited-run “GT Edge Limited Collection,” which will launch in the coming months. Based on the top-spec 1.5 GT Plus, this new limited-run version of the Taigun will be exclusively sold in these two dark-themed shades.
The lower-spec GT variant of the Taigun 1.5 was also showcased with two concept trims, the “Trail Concept” and the “Sport Concept.” The “Trail Concept” features rugged decals, a roof rack, and black alloy wheels, and was showcased in Candy White. On the other hand, the “Sport Concept” has chequered decals on doors and fenders and TSI decals on rear doors. These two concept trims are expected to hit the market as limited-edition variants, possibly during the festive season.
Volkswagen also showcased the GT variant with a 7-speed DCT and GT Plus variant with a 6-speed manual transmission, which is also expected to hit the market soon. Currently, the Volkswagen Taigun is available with two powertrain options, a 1.0-litre turbocharged 115 PS petrol engine, and a 1.5-litre turbocharged 150 PS petrol engine. Both powertrains have a standard 6-speed manual gearbox, with the optional transmission choices being a 6-speed torque converter for the 1.0-litre engine and a 7-speed DCT for the 1.5-litre engine.