Volkswagen is ready to launch in India its new mid-size SUV – Taigun. The company unveiled the car for the first time at Auto Expo 2020 and of course, we were all excited by the looks, dimensions, and engine options. The Taigun will be the fourth SUV from Volkswagen in recent times and will follow the launch of the updated Tiguan 5-seater that also recently made its debut. Based on the MQB AO IN platform that is shared with the Skoda Kushaq, Taigun is expected to lead Volkswagen’s India 2.0 strategy. For now, this is what we can tell you about the new Volkswagen Taigun.
2021 Volkswagen Taigun: Design
You get chrome on the front grille and even around the fog lamp housing. The design is very urban and looks like a promising SUV. In comparison, the Kushaq’s loud front end and the Taigun are a refreshing contrast. Volkswagen has opted off the slim-LED headlamp bandwagon, and instead gone for a large rectangular cluster that looks unique. The units themselves house LED projector lights with LED DRLs, although it is worth noting that the Taigun does get standard halogen fog-lamps. The bumper gets a clean chrome strip that runs along with the plastic cladding on the bumper that draws attention away from the otherwise bland functional cladding.
2021 Volkswagen Taigun: Engine
The Volkswagen Taigun will come with two turbocharged petrol engines – 1-litre TSI and 1.5-litre TSI. There is no diesel engine option. The 1-liter engine got 113 bhp on offer and 175 Nm of torque. Volkswagen will offer it with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 1.5-liter TSI pushes out 148 bhp and 250 Nm of torque and will be available with a 6-speed manual and a 7-Speed DSG.
2021 Volkswagen Taigun: Dimensions
The only detail about dimensions we have is that Taigun will have the longest wheelbase in its segment We wait to find out more on that front.
2021 Volkswagen Taigun: Price and launch date
The Volkswagen Taigun is expected to go on sale in 2021 and is scheduled to launch in the holiday season after the launch of the new five-seat Tiguan. Given that Volkswagen will make it available in two powertrains and a range of gearboxes, we expect the pricing likely to start at around ₹ 11 lakh and go all the way to ₹ 15 lakh for the top-end GT variant.