Volkswagen Taigun mid-size SUV is now available for booking through dealers. This appealing compact SUV will use the same MQB A0 IN platform as the Skoda Kushaq, so several components, as well as engine and transmission options, will be shared. With such a similar set of features, there is bound to be some price overlap across the range.
VW’s manual and automatic are priced differently, whereas the Skoda Kushaq offered a 1.5 petrol manual with a loaded high-spec variant and an automatic 1.5 in the same loaded high-spec variant (without side and curtain airbags) at the same price.
In a company statement, a Volkswagen spokesperson said the company wants to make the GT manual “easier to use”. Therefore, the company will offer the manual version with fewer features so that its price will be more competitive in comparison to the automatic version. Further, he stated that customers looking for an automatic are generally willing to spend more for the sake of convenience and features. VW also announced on Twitter recently that pre-bookings had begun for the mid-size SUV. In the current state, customers who enrol in VW’s Taigun Squad program are the only ones who can take advantage of this program.
A Taigun GT manual will have ESP (standard across the line), active cylinder deactivation, it has dual airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic climate control, a 10-inch touchscreen with wireless Android and Apple connectivity, as well as preloaded apps like Gaana, which use the phone’s internet connection to operate. A 16-inch alloy wheel, LED lights, wipers, washer and a GT badge are also available.
Taigun GT automatic however has plenty more kits like automatic LED headlamps, 17-inch wheels, red brake callipers, push-button start, paddle shifters, sunroof, auto-dimming inside mirrors and curtain airbags. Among the major new features are an 8-inch digital instrument cluster and an indicator of tyre pressure loss. Interestingly, the GT line did not include cooled seats when it was launched. In the coming months, it’s likely the GT manual will feature some of the automatic’s features and cooled seats will probably make their way to the GT range in the future. This GT line will come with massive amounts of chrome from the start, but you can expect a blackened chrome edition to arrive in the future as well.