Bold and dynamic SUV Taigun by Volkswagen India


German auto manufacturer Volkswagen launches mid-sized SUV Taigun on Thursday.  

The sports utility vehicle Taigun is the company’s initial fruit under the India 2.0 initiative.  

The Volkswagen Taigun will be at hand in 5 colors viz. Wild Cherry Red, Curcuma Yellow, Reflex Silver, Candy White, Carbon steel grey. The Taigun will drive in 7 variants that are mainly classified into two categories, i.e., Dynamic Line and Performance Line.  

Taigun has the trapezoidal chrome wing at the front and amazing coast-to-coast infinity LED tail lamps, which gives it a distinctive appeal. The roof rails can carry a load of up to 50 kgs. Dual-tone interiors with ambient lightning and décor inserts create the feeling of a private lounge. Paddle shifters and cruise controls will enhance the experience.    

Key features include:               

  • 7 speed DSG Transmission  
  • Kessy with Push Button Start/Stop  
  • R17 Manila Alloy Wheels  
  • 25.6 cm VW Play Touchscreen Infotainment  
  • 20.32 digital cockpit; Largest-in-Segment.  
  • Ventilated front seats  
  • Electric sunroofs  

It is a significant milestone for Volkswagen and is tailor-made for the Indian market. It reflects the core DNA of the Volkswagen brand that is of outstanding quality. It says to have 40 safety features and the TSI power technology that offers fun and power.   

The starting price for the Dynamic Line (1.0L TSI) variant is ₹10.49 lakh and the price for the Performance Line (1.5 TSI EVO). This is the first product offering developed on the MQB A0 IN platform under the India 2.0 project with a localization level of up to 95%, the company said.  

The Taigun is available with two engine choices: a turbocharged 1.0-liter 3-cylinder TSI engine that produces 115PS and 178Nm of torque and a turbocharged 1.5 liter 4-cylinder TSI engine that produces 150PS and 250Nm of torque.   

The top variant is the Top Line in the Dynamic Line. It will come in both manual and automatic. The manual is priced at ₹14,56,500 and the automatic is priced at 16 lakh rupees.  

Then comes the GT variant, which is available only in the Performance Line. It has two variants. The GT manual is priced at about 15 lakhs rupees. The GT plus which comes with the DSG is priced at 17.5 lakhs rupees.  

There is a variation of exactly seven rupees between the entry-level variant ad the top-end variant.  

The problem of maintenance cost of the car has been dealt with. “Volkswagen needs service only once a year or 15,000 kilometers. This means that you can now maintain your Taigun at a little over 5000 rupees a year.”, said Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India.

Warranty can be extended from the 5th year onwards at a starting price of ₹11,999.  

The brand intends to achieve its aim of a 3 percent market share in India by 2025. Taigun will be a driving force for that. Taigun wishes to reach a new and larger customer base.

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