Volkswagen Taigun, Virtus Become Safer in India with Six Airbags As Standard

The Volkswagen Taigun SUV and the Virtus sedan now have six airbags as standard in all variants. The former competes with the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos, while the latter goes up against the Hyundai Verna and the Skoda Slavia.

By Sanorita | on June 4, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Volkswagen is now offering six airbags as standard equipment for the Taigun and the Virtus across all variants. Earlier, the lower-spec models of these cars contained dual front airbags, while higher-spec variants had six. Although six airbags aren't mandatory as standard equipment, several automakers including Hyundai offer most of their cars with this feature across all variants. For the unversed, the six airbags consist of up of two front airbags, two side airbags for the front passengers, and two curtain airbags that protect the heads of the rear occupants. Sharing his views on the significant safety update, Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said 'Today, we take great pride in announcing our portfolio of India 2.0 cars offering 6 airbags as standard across the line-up. With this, not only are we showcasing our commitment towards safer mobility but also reaffirming our core belief of safety being a key product pillar for Volkswagen India'.

Volkswagen Virtus Front and Side View

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Volkswagen Taigun, Virtus: More Updates 

Volkswagen announced that its Taigun and Virtus, GNCAP 5-star rated models, have sold more than one lakh units in India. Remarkably, the Taigun alone made up 61% of the achievement, while the top-spec GT Line versions of the vehicles added the remaining 40%.

Volkswagen Taigun, Virtus: Key Specs 

The Taigun SUV and Virtus sedan are available with 1-litre and 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine options. Transmission combinations comprise 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, and 7-speed DCT. Both cars are equipped with a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, ventilated and powered front seats, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, automatic air conditioning, a single-pane sunroof, and ambient lighting. They also have hill hold assist, and electronic stability control (ESC) for safety.

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Price-wise, the Virtus costs between Rs 11.55 lakh and Rs 19.40 lakh, while the Taigun is priced between Rs 11.69 lakh and Rs 19.99 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. The former competes with the Hyundai Verna, the Honda City, and the Skoda Slavia, whereas the latter locks horns with the Hyundai Creta, the Kia Seltos, and the Honda Elevate. 

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