Volkswagen has announced the prices of the Taigun for the Indian market. The new mid-size SUV is priced similar to the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and Skoda Kushaq.
Volkswagen India’s first car to be based on the MQB-A0-IN platform has been launched. The prices for the Volkswagen Taigun start at Rs 10.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The top-of-the-line GT trim level, equipped with a 148bhp 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, is priced at Rs 17.50 lakh (ex-showroom). Volkswagen India has confirmed that the Taigun has already received 12,221 pre-bookings within a month.
For reference, the Skoda Kushaq, which is based on the same MQB-A0-IN platform as the Volkswagen Taigun, is priced between Rs 10.51 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 18 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Taigun has been launched in 7 variants and with two engine options and two gearbox choices with each powertrain. Following is the variant wise ex-showroom price break up:
Dynamic line 1.0-litre
Comfortline (MT): Rs 10.50 lakh
Highline (MT): Rs 12.80 lakh
Highline (AT): Rs 14.10 lakh
Topline (MT): Rs 14.57 lakh
Topline (AT): Rs 15.91 lakh
Performance line 1.5-litre
GT (MT): Rs 15.00 lakh
GT Plus (DSG): Rs 17.50 lakh
The SUV is based on the heavily Indianised version of the Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0 platform, and therefore, it has been dubbed the MQB-A0-IN.
The Taigun gets a 4 year/1,00,000 km standard warranty, which can be extended up to 7 year/1,50,000 for Rs 11,999. The service cost for the Taigun 1.0-litre variant starts at Rs 21,999 for four years. The 1.5-litre engine variant gets a four year-service package for Rs 23,999.
The Taigun equipped with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol motor puts out 114bhp and 175Nm. This engine will be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, and buyers can opt for a six-speed torque converter automatic for added convenience.
The higher variants will be equipped with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol TSI EVO engine. This unit churns out 148bhp and 250Nm of torque. The gearbox options include a six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The engine also comes equipped with cylinder deactivation technology.
We have experienced both engines, and you can read the first drive review of the Volkswagen Taigun by clicking on the link below.