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Volkswagen Taigun’s lower variant spotted testing in Pune ahead of India launch

We are all aware of the news the Volkswagen has been working on a brand new mid-size SUV and it will be launching in the market soon. The upcoming Volkswagen Taigun SUV has been spotted testing on our roads several times with and without any camouflage on it. The upcoming Taigun SUV is actually going to be Volkswagen’s first product under INDIA 2.0 strategy. Volkswagen is expected to launch the SUV in August this year. Normally, the test mules that were spotted in the past were all fully loaded higher versions but, now we have pictures of a Taigun SUV which looks like a lower variant.

Volkswagen Taigun’s lower variant spotted testing in Pune ahead of India launch

The images of upcoming Volkswagen Taigun have been shared by evoindia on their Instagram page. The SUV seen in the images is white in colour. The SUV is spotted testing in Pune and it is covered in mud at places. There is no camouflage on the car. What makes us think that this could be a lower variant is because it misses out on some features that we have seen in other test mules in the past.

The Taigun SUVs that have been spotted testing in the past have a chrome garnish on the front grille. This gives it a premium look at the front but, in this image, the chrome garnishes are actually missing. The headlamps are also different. Instead of an all-LED setup, the one seen here in the image gets a halogen or may be single projector lamp. Another feature missing on the SUV is the chrome strip that runs across the bumper. In the version that is seen in the image, it looks like that chrome strip has been replaced with silver coloured strip.

Volkswagen Taigun’s lower variant spotted testing in Pune ahead of India launch

The design of the alloy wheels also look different from the ones that we have seen in the past. What all is different inside the cabin cannot be seen in the images. Volkswagen Taigun is based on MQB-A0 IN platform which is a modified version of their global MQB A0 platform. The all-new Skoda Kushaq is also based on the same platform and the same platform will be used for many future products too. Volkswagen will be launching Taigun in the market soon and it will compete with cars like Renualt Duster, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Tata Harrier in the segment.

As Volkswagen is expected to price there upcoming mid-size SUV quite competitively. Volkswagen will be offering features like Digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control, push button start, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, touchscreen infotainment screen, TPMS, electrically adjustable seats and so on. Volkswagen will be offering the Taigun with two petrol engine options only. There will be a 1.0 litre, three cylinder, turbocharged engine (TSI) that generates 115 Ps and 175 Nm of torque. This engine will be available with a manual and an automatic gearbox option. The next engine option will be a 1.5 litre TSI engine that generates 150 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque. This engine will be available with a manual and a 7-speed DSG gearbox option.