Volkswagen India has already showcased the Taigun mid-size SUV for the Indian market. The SUV is not yet launched in India. However, the exterior and the interior of the SUV has been revealed. The Taigun is slated to launch before the festive season but there are already quite a few test mules that have been spied that too without any camouflage. Now, there are new spy shots that show the Taigun in multiple colours. The new spy shots come from the Philippines where the Taigun is being called the T-Cross.
We can see four colours of Taigun According to the reports they are Romance Red, Chinchilla Grey, Syringa Violet and Tribu Yellow. If we look closely we can see that SUV finished in Chinchilla Grey is a lower variant. It lacks LED headlamps, fog lamps and a sunroof. It boasts a different grille with fewer chrome slats on it and the roof rails are finished in black instead of silver. It also runs on different 5-spoke alloy wheels.
In the Philippines, the Taigun will be offered with a 1.5-litre MPI naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 113 PS of max power and 145 Nm torque. It is offered only with a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. In India, we will not get this engine. We will get a 1.0-litre TSI and a 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine.
The 1.0-litre petrol engine puts out 115 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 175 Nm. It will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. It is not yet confirmed if Volkswagen will be offering it with a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox or not. For reference, Taigun’s sibling, the Kushaq does offer the 6-speed auto with the 1.0-litre TSI. Then there is the 1.5-litre TSI that generates 150 PS of max power and 250 Nm of peak torque. It will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The Taigun looks like a proper SUV because of its straight and boxy design. The designs of Volkswagen vehicles are known to be everlasting. There are rectangular LED twin-pod projector headlamps, halogen foglamps and a simple grille with horizontal chrome slats. At the side, the plastic body cladding runs throughout the length of the SUV. There are roof rails, shark-fin antenna and turn indicators on outside rearview mirrors. The SUV runs on 17-inch alloy wheels.
It is the rear where the Taigun differentiates itself the most. It comes with a light bar that spreads throughout the width of the SUV and integrates with the LED tail lamps. There is also a chunky plastic bumper with a faux skid plate. You also get a rear wiper with a washer and a spoiler.
There will be a lot of equipment on offer with the Taigun. It will come with LED projector headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps, ventilated front seats, ambient lighting, electric sunroof, digital cockpit and electric adjustment for the driver seat. There will also be a 9.6-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, multi-function steering wheel, leather upholstery, tyre pressure monitoring system, hill hold control, stability control and a lot more. Once launched, the Taigun will go against the Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks, MG Hector, Hyundai Creta and the upcoming Skoda Kushaq.