The MQB-A0-IN-based Volkswagen Taigun will be launched in India on September 23, i.e tomorrow. If the German carmaker manages to price it right, the new Taigun could be the new popular choice of the mid-size SUV buyers.
Volkswagen India is all set to launch the Taigun tomorrow. Before the Taigun makes a debut we would like to remind you that we have driven both the 1.0-litre and the 1.5-litre petrol engine variants, and you can read the review by clicking on the link at the end of the story.
Following are few things that are expected from the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun:
The Volkswagen Taigun and the Skoda Kushaq share the same platform and most underpinnings are the same as well. The pricing of the Kushaq now ranges from Rs 10.51 and 18 lakh (ex-showroom). The Taigun packs more features than the Kushaq, and therefore, we suspect that its pricing will be slightly higher than that of the Kushaq’s.
For reference, the Kia Seltos X Line, which is the highest spec in the Seltos line-up, retails for Rs 17.79 lakh (ex-showroom). The GT trim of the Volkswagen Taigun is expected to be priced slightly above the Kia Seltos X Line.
As mentioned above, the Taigun will pack more features than the Kushaq, so expect to see an all-digital instrument cluster in the Taigun’s cockpit. The virtual cockpit will make it to Kushaq’s feature list as well but at a later stage.
The GT variant of the Taigun will be offered with a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine. But buyers opting for the manual variant will miss out on the larger 17-inch wheel size, for Volkswagen has reserved 17-inch alloy wheels for the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol automatic variant.
We know that the Taigun will be offered with 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre turbo petrol options. The former will be mainly rival crossover SUVs, such as the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks, and the 1.0-litre variant of the Skoda Kushaq, while the latter will take on the likes of the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, and the 1.5-litre variant of the Skoda Kushaq.