Volkswagen Passenger Cars India announces the start of production and pre-bookings open for the much-awaited SUVW – the Taigun. The Taigun is a mid size SUV which will compete with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks and Renault Duster and Skoda Kushaq. We at Cartoq had driven the Taigun SUV in Udaipur recently and if you want to check out the first drive review of the same, click here. The Taigun is Volkswagen India’s first product under the India 2.0 project. The first Taigun has rolled out from the Chakan plant in Pune.
Taigun will retain the brand’s DNA of superior build quality, safety and a fun-to-drive experience. The bold, dynamic and German engineered SUVW, Volkswagen Taigun exudes character and confidence. The deliveries for the all-new Taigun SUV are expected to start in September and Volkswagen has also started accepting bookings for the Taigun through dealerships across the country. Interested buyers can also visit Volkswagen India’s online platform and book the SUV.
Sharing his excitement on the start of production and pre-bookings commencement, Mr. Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “The Volkswagen Taigun has received an overwhelming feedback from customers and media colleagues. With the start of production and bookings open, we are extremely excited to bring the Taigun soon to the Indian market and let our customers enjoy driving the bold, dynamic and German engineered SUVW. The Taigun fits perfectly to the needs of the modern, contemporary customer with an active and vibrant lifestyle. We are confident that the SUVW will be a success in the India market.”
Volkswagen Taigun was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 and the production version of the SUV that we drove recently was not much different. In terms of design, Taigun gets Volkswagen’s signature grille at the front with chrome inserts. The headlamps look sleek and act as an extended part of the front grille itself.
There are LED fog lamps and there is a chrome strips on the bumper which runs from one end to the other. On the side profile, Taigun gets dual tone machine cut alloy wheels for the top-end variant. At the rear, the LED tail lamps with infinity LED bar connecting both the tail lamps are the attraction. In terms of features, Volkswagen offers electric sunroof, touchscreen infotainment system, fully digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control, multi-function steering wheel and so on.
It is based on MQB AO-IN platform and is the same platform that is also used in the Skoda Kushaq. Volkswagen Taigun is available in two engine options. Like many other manufacturers, Volkswagen group has also given away with diesel engines and are concentrating on petrol engines. It is powered by two turbocharged petrol engines. There is a 1.0 litre TSI engine that generates 115 Ps and 178 Nm of peak torque. This engine is available with manual and automatic transmission options. Next is the 1.5 litre TSI petrol engine which generates 150 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque. This engine is available with manual and a 7-speed DSG gearbox option.