The Volkswagen Taigun SUV is the first vehicle to be manufactured on the MQB AO IN platform under the VW brand. After the Skoda Kushaq, it’s the second vehicle in the SAVWIPL family to be built on an India-specific platform.

The new platform is an Indianized version of the MQB A0 platform, which was created in the United States, with the goal of lowering costs and improving local content.

In fact, the Taigun is built in India at the automaker’s Chakan factory in Pune, and it contains over 90% local components.

Design of the Taigun SUV

Although the Volkswagen Taigun does not have a butch attitude, it stands out from its competitors. It has a three-slat grille that is flanked by huge LED headlights with LED DRLs. The front bumper’s chrome accent, honeycomb-shaped air intake, and faux skid plate give the Taigun a powerful appearance, while the C-shaped LED tail lights with an LED strip and black panel to add to the overall aesthetics. Roof rails, large tyres, and a rear skid plate add to the SUV’s rough appearance. A GT version of the Volkswagen Taigun will be available, with sporty highlights. This SUV has a trunk capacity of 385 litres and measures just over 4,000 mm.

Features

The Taigun boasts a clean dashboard that is easy on the eyes, as is characteristic of Volkswagen. A 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system takes centre stage, with My Volkswagen Connect app for linked functions like driving behavior, live monitoring, and more. Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also available on the SUV.

An eight-inch TFT instrument cluster, wireless mobile charging pad, ventilated front seats, chilled glovebox, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, cruise control, automatic AC, red ambient lighting, electric sunroof, rear AC vents, push-button start/stop, and more amenities are included on this SUV.

Features That Ensure Safety

Up to six airbags, ABS, EBD, electronic stability control, multi-collision brakes, hill-hold control, rearview camera, tyre pressure deflation warning, and other safety features are included in the Taigun.

Taigun SUV engine Specs

The Taigun is offered with two different petrol engine choices. The three-cylinder 1.0-litre TSI turbocharged engine will produce 113 horsepower and 178 Nm of peak torque. It will be offered with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The 1.5-litre TSI engine, on the other hand, produces 148 horsepower and 250 Nm of peak torque. This engine will be offered with a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The Active Cylinder Technology on the Volkswagen 1.5 TSI engine reduces fuel consumption by shutting down two cylinders at low speeds.

 

Engine

GearboxPower

Torque

1.0-litre turbo

6-MT / 6-AT113 bhp178 Nm

1.5-litre turbo

6-MT / 7-DSG148 bhp

250 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

  • Taigun 1.0-litre MT: 18.1 km/l
  • Taigun 1.0-litre AT: 16.44 km/l
  • Taigun 1.5-litre MT: 18.47 km/l
  • Taigun 1.5-litre AT: 17.88 km/l 

Price In India

 

Manual (ex-showroom)

Automatic (ex-showroom)

Taigun 1.0-litre Comfortline

₹10.5 lakh

NA

Taigun 1.0-litre Highline

₹12.8 lakh

₹14.1 lakh

Taigun 1.0-litre Topline

₹14.57 lakh

₹15.91 lakh

Taigun 1.5-litre GT

₹15 lakh

NA

Taigun 1.5-litre GT+NA

₹17.5 lakh

 

Competition

The all-new vehicle will compete against the Skoda Kushaq, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and the forthcoming MG Astor, among others, and will be built on the India-centric MQB A0 IN platform. Given how competitive this sector is, the Taigun will have its work cut out for it, but the vehicle did feel promising when we drove it earlier this year.

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