The VW Taigun will go on sale on September 23, 2021. The SUV’s official reservations began on August 18th, and within 30 days, over 10,000 pre-orders had been received. Klaus Zellmer, Volkswagen Brand’s Board Member for Sales, Marketing, and After Sales, said that as manufacturing ramps up, the Taigun would sell between 5,000 and 6,000 units each month.
It will compete against the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and the newly announced Skoda Kushaq whenever it is released. The Volkswagen Taigun will also be challenged by MG’s forthcoming Astor SUV. Interestingly enough, Taigun will be the first model by Volkswagen to support the India-based MQB AO IN platform under the Indian 2.0 brand programme.
The new Volkswagen midsize SUV is being manufactured at Skoda Auto’s Chakan plant in Pune. Only the 1.5L, 4-cylinder TSI turbo petrol engine and 7-speed DSG automatic/ 6-speed manual gearbox combo will be offered in Taigun’s top-of-the-line GT version. The gasoline engine produces 148 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. The 1.0L, 3-cylinder TSI turbo petrol engine will be available in both a 6-speed manual and torque converter automatic transmissions for the SUV model portfolio.
Features in the VW Taigun
It should be noted that the VW Taigun GT automatic model offers a number of additional goods such as a sunroof, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, paddle shifters, car inside mirrors, a pneumatic pressure loss indication, red brake pads, side and curtain airbags, push-button start, 17″ alloys and LED headlight.
The GT manual version is supplied with a 10-inch touchscreen entertainment system that includes Bluetooth and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, wireless charging, automated air-conditioning management, electronic stability, an operational touch panel, EBD, ABS, reverse car parking and more. The Volkswagen Taigun GT variant has unique headlights, alloy wheels, and a lot of chrome treatment on the outside to differentiate.
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