Volkswagen has stopped production of the Taigun First Anniversary Edition in India and delisted it from its official website. The Taigun SUV completed one year of being on sale in India in September last year. To commemorate the SUV's milestone, the German automaker launched the Taigun Anniversary Edition in two variants, with prices ranging between Rs 15.70 lakh and Rs 17.20 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. The special edition is based on the higher-spec Topline trim of the Dynamic Line, which is offered exclusively with a 1.0-litre TSI engine, meaning that the two variants on offer include the 1.0 TSI MT and the 1.0 TSI AT. In terms of market rivalry, the Volkswagen Taigun competes against the likes of the Hyundai Creta, MG Astor, Skoda Kushaq, Kia Seltos, and Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara.
Volkswagen Taigun First Anniversary Edition: Styling
The Taigun First Anniversary Edition comes with a new Rising Blue exterior colour option, along with two other colour options – Curcuma Yellow and Wild Cherry Red. Further, it gets special '1st' anniversary edition badging on the front fenders and steering wheel, 'high lux' fog lamps, body-coloured door trim, door-edge protectors, unique C-pillar graphics in black, blacked-out ORVM caps, black roof foil, window sun visors, and aluminium pedals.
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Volkswagen Taigun First Anniversary Edition: Powertrain
Other than these visual updates, the First Anniversary Edition remains unaltered and uses the same powertrain setup as the standard Topline trims. Powering the special edition is a 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI engine, which produces 114bhp and 178Nm of torque. The motor comes paired with a six-speed manual and a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
Volkswagen Taigun GT Limited Collection Variant to Mark its Entry in June
In another development, the automobile manufacturer recently made an announcement that the Taigun GT Limited Collection, alongside the Virtus GT Limited Collection, will enter the market in June 2023. The announcement is part of the company's effort to democratise its performance-based line-up. For the home market, the company has revealed a limited edition model lineup for its GT Limited Collection, including the Deep Black Pearl-finished Virtus. As for the Taigun, the car will be available in special exterior colour options – Carbon Steel Matte and Deep Black Pearl.
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In terms of visual updates, the Taigun GT Limited Collection variant will feature GT badging on the front fenders and both bumpers, cooled front seats and leatherette upholstery, a 10-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control, connected car tech, and more. The car will sit on 16-inch Razor alloy wheels.
The Taigun GT Limited Collection will be powered by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder TSI EVO engine, which generates 145bhp and 250Nm. A 6-speed manual transmission option will be offered with the DSG automatic for the Taigun GT. In addition, the GT Collection will be offered in Sport and Trail variants.