Volkswagen will launch its much-anticipated Taigun SUV on September 23. Volkswagen announced earlier this month that they would be manufacturing the Taigun in India. A midsize SUV can be booked at dealerships or on the company’s website.
VW offers the same two turbo-petrol engines as Skoda Kushaq, which means it has two choices: a 115 horsepower, 1.0-liter three-cylinder and a 150 horsepower, 1.5-litre four-cylinder. In addition to the standard 6-speed manual transmission, both engines will offer a torque converter automatic option and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission option
Exterior and Interior Details:
Taigun rides on the same platform as the Kushaq but has its own distinct personality with features that are characteristic of VW’s family of SUVs. An all-chrome front fascia and a chrome trim insert on the lower part of the bumper define the appearance of this vehicle. Additionally, there are more chrome garnishes along with the bumper below the taillight cluster at the rear.
Both SUVs have the same switchgear on the inside, but the Taigun’s interior is more minimalistic, with the touchscreen integrated into the dashboard and the air vents designed differently. Furthermore, the trim components on the dashboard differ significantly.
In terms of features, the SUV’s top-spec models will come with a 10-inch infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, as well as the My Volkswagen connect app, automatic climate control, USB Type-C ports, wireless charging pad, and much more. In terms of digital instruments, Taigun will have an edge over Kushaq. Among the safety features of the Taigun are six airbags, an electronic stability control system (ESC) included with all trim levels, disc brakes, and ISOFIX child seat mounts, among others.
Rivals and Expected Price:
Volkswagen Taigun will compete against other midsize SUVs such as Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks and its own Skoda cousin, the Kushaq. Tata Harrier and MG Hector are also larger aircraft in this segment, so Taigun will also need to contend with them. According to the manufacturer, the Taigun will cost between Rs 10.55- and Rs 18 lakh (ex-showroom).