Volkswagen Taigun GT Line, GT Plus Sport Launched in India; Price Starts at Rs 14.08 Lakh

According to Volkswagen, a complementary four-year service value package with benefits on several after-sales services would be available for the new Taigun GT Line and GT Sport Plus.

By Reetika Bhatt | on April 22, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Volkswagen India has launched the Taigun GT Line and Taigun GT Plus Sport variants with a sporty black theme. The Taigun GT Line with a 1.0-litre TSI engine retails for Rs 14.08 lakh, whereas the cost of the Taigun GT Plus Sport is Rs 18.53 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom. These models, with visually distinct characters, are part of the newly formed Sport line and were unveiled in March at the Volkswagen Annual Brand Conference 2024. According to Volkswagen, both the new Taigun GT Line and GT Sport Plus will get a complementary four-year service value package, including benefits on several after-sales services. Deliveries for both models will commence this month. The SUV faces competition from the likes of the Skoda Kushaq, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Honda Elevate, and Hyundai Urban Cruiser.

Volkswagen Taigun GT Line, GT Plus Sport: Exterior and Interior Layout

Both the Taigun GT Line and GT Sport Plus belong to the Sport range and have received cosmetic upgrades, including blacked-out exterior design elements. However, there are notable differences both internally and externally between the two models. The GT Sport Plus now gets a sunroof and a contrasting grey roof, along with updated badging and red brake callipers. Other styling features include smoked LED headlights, a Carbon Steel Grey root, and dark chrome door handles. Furthermore, the SUV rides on 17-inch alloy wheels.

Volkswagen Taigun GT Plus Sport Interior

While both cars sport an all-black interior theme, there are differences between the two. The GT Sport Plus gets complete leatherette seats, while the GT Line combines leatherette upholstery and fabric. The GT Sport Plus trim is also equipped with metallic pedals, red stitching on the steering wheel, and seats with embroidered GT Logos.

Volkswagen Taigun GT Line, GT Plus Sport: Engine Options

The Taigun GT Line is powered by the 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI turbo-petrol engine, which develops 113bhp of maximum power and 178Nm of peak torque and is mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. In contrast, the GT Sport Plus gets a 1.5-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine, which produces 250Nm of torque and 148bhp of peak power and is mated to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission.

Volkswagen Taigun GT Plus Sport Front Quarter

The GT Line with the smaller 1.0-litre TSI engine now allows customers to opt for the sportier styling package, which was earlier available only with the larger 1.5-litre TSI engine.

In addition to the Taigun GT Line and GT Plus Sport, Volkswagen has also unveiled the GT Plus version of the Virtus at its annual conference. But the Virtus GT Plus is still in the concept stage for now, with its release anticipated later this year. The brand also announced that it intends to improve its network. Volkswagen plans to grow to 230 sales locations by the end of 2024 in 2023  it had 193 sales locations in the country. Additionally, the number of service touchpoints will increase from 142 to 150. By the end of 2024, the firm aims to extend its presence to a total of 170 cities.

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