No prototype, Volkswagen India will straight up unveil the production spec model of the Taigun. The SUV is largely localised and could see a very competitive price range in the Indian market
Volkswagen Taigun, which is based on the Skoda Kushaq is all set to make its global unveil on March 31, 2021. Unlike the Kushaq, where Skoda showcased its prototype prior to its debut, Volkswagen India has announced the unveiling of the production-spec model of the Taigun.
While most of the details have been kept secret, so far we know that the Volkswagen Taigun will be based on the MQB A0’s Indianised version - dubbed the MQB A0 IN platform. The platform is shared between the two, Taigun and Kushaq, along with the engine options. A 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that will come mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard - along with an optional six-speed torque convertor automatic. The higher variants will get a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine with a six-speed manual as standard but VW will also offer a seven-speed dual clutch automatic as option.
As the Kushaq gets a feature list at par with the competition, the Taigun is most likely to be offered with a similar list. Although there could be differences in the feature list between the Kushaq and Taigun, expect a few features to be common - i.e the LED headlamp, similar sized touch-operated infotainment system with car-connected features and ventilated seats. The Taigun could get the virtual cockpit that was missing on the Kushaq.
The prices of the Skoda Kushaq will be announced by June, 2021 and the launch of the Taigun is expected to follow in the coming months. Both the upcoming SUVs could be positioned in the pricing between Rs 10-16 lakh (ex-showroom) as they have been localised upto 95 per cent.