Volkswagen India on September 23 launched its SUVW Taigun at an introductory price of Rs 10.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Dressed to make head turns, Taigun imbibes the global lineage and language of a Volkswagen, said a press release by the company. It boasts a charismatic design language – the exterior exudes strength and the robust stance of an SUV, while the interiors offer a premium appeal, sense of spaciousness and a host of features for the comfort and convenience of the occupants, it said further.
Taigun is the first product offering by the brand in the mid-size SUV segment. It has the largest wheelbase in the segment of 2,651 mm that makes the interiors extremely roomy and spacious, according to the company release.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, said, “Today is a significant moment for all of us at Volkswagen, as we launch the new Volkswagen Taigun. The bold, dynamic, German-engineered SUVW Taigun will be a game-changer in India’s mid-size SUV segment.”
Powered by the globally acclaimed TSI technology, Taigun is available in two engine options – 1.0L TSI engine with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission option that delivers peak power of 115PS (85 kW) ranging from 5,000 to 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 178 Nm@1750-4500 rpm.
The 1.5L TSI EVO engine is equipped with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG transmission option, delivering peak power of 150PS (110 kW) from 5,000 to 6,000 rpm range and peak torque of 250Nm@1600-3500 rpm. The 1.5L TSI EVO engine also comes equipped with Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) and idle start/stop technology.
A prominent front grille with a generous chrome applique, LED headlights and DRLs that greet the Taigun customer even before the drive starts – they are intelligently controlled and can illuminate the road as brightly as possible without dazzling the other road users. Providing a higher stance and on-road presence, the R17 Manila alloy wheels contribute to the striking appearance of the Taigun.
Taigun has the most distinctive rear within its segment. The width spanning C-shaped Infinity LED tail lamps mark a strong rear-end design and further add a superior and sporty character to the overall aesthetics of the Taigun.
On entering the new Volkswagen Taigun, customers will experience the modern dashboard layout comprised with décor inserts, smart storage spaces for the young and active consumer, ambient lighting, ventilated leather front seats, electric sunroof and wireless charging putting the driver and occupant at ease.
Adding an element of modernity to Taigun interiors is the 20.32cm digital cockpit and smart touch Climatronic auto AC with pollen control. The 25.65 cm VW Play touchscreen Infotainment system comes embedded with Apple CarplayTM and Android AutoTM, enabling customers to be connected and entertained.
Taigun also comes equipped with the locally developed MyVolkswagen Connect App that is a one stop application for customer convenience.
It comes with a full range of 40+ safety features such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), up to six airbags, multi-collision brakes, three headrests at the rear, reverse camera, three-point seat belts, ISOFIX and an adjustable headrest for all and tyre pressure deflation warning system.
Taigun will be available in five body colours: Curcuma Yellow, Wild Cherry Red, Candy White, Reflex Silver and Carbon Steel Grey.