Volkswagen debuted a new colour scheme for its Virtus sedan and Taigun SUV. Following the release of the Sound Edition models a few days ago, comes a brand-new colour theme, dubbed the Deep Black Pearl. The special edition models are based on the Topline trims. The ex-showroom price range for the Taigun's Topline variant is between Rs 15.84 lakh and Rs 17.60 lakh. On the other hand, prices for the sedan's Topline range from Rs 14.90 lakh to Rs 16.48 lakh (ex-showroom). The Deep Black Pearl exterior colour was introduced for the GT Line versions of the Volkswagen Taigun and Virtus in June this year. The manufacturer has now added this paint job to the 1-litre versions of both cars. But this shade is still only available on the Taigun and Virtus Topline versions, which also include a few more features.
Meanwhile, the automaker is currently giving away a number of benefits on the Taigun SUV that total up to Rs 1.46 lakh. These perks include up to Rs 30,000 in corporate benefits, up to Rs 40,000 in cash benefits, and up to Rs 40,000 in exchange advantages. In addition to these incentives, the carmaker is providing the Taigun SUV with unique perks of up to Rs 36,000. These discounts and incentives on the model are valid through December 31, 2023.
Volkswagen Taigun, Virtus: Exterior
The new exterior colour on the Taigun SUV and Virtus sedan is lustrous dark black. The models have not been altered further. The front and rear bumpers, as well as the door handles, have chrome accents that contrast with the black paint.
Volkswagen Taigun, Virtus: Powertrain Options
Both the SUV and the sedan are mechanically identical to their base models. There are both manual and automatic gearbox options available for the Volkswagen Taigun and Virtus Topline trims. It's unclear, though, whether the Black theme will be offered for both the manual and automatic versions. With a peak power output of 114bhp, the 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine powers the Taigun SUV and Virtus sedan.
Volkswagen Taigun, Virtus: Feature Set
On the feature front, there is an 8-inch digital driver's display, a single-pane sunroof, powered front seats, cruise control, and an illuminated footwell. Moreover, the top-of-the-line versions of the Virtus and the Taigun come equipped with a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. To ensure the safety of all the occupants in these versions, the carmaker has provided 3-point seatbelts, electronic stability control (ESC), a rear view camera, and six airbags.
Volkswagen Taigun, Virtus: Market Competitors
As far as market rivals are concerned, the Taigun faces competition from the Skoda Kushaq, the Hyundai Creta, the Kia Seltos, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, the Toyota Hyryder, the Honda Elevate, the MG Astor, and the Citroen C3 Aircross. On the other hand, the Virtus sedan goes up against the Skoda Slavia, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, the Honda City, and the Hyundai Verna.