Volkswagen Taigun Matte Black SUV Spied Testing

Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq were spotted testing in new Matt Black paint schemes; the German duo is based on the same MQB-A0-IN platform and has the same powertrain setup.

Volkswagen India introduced the Taigun in September of last year as part of its India 2.0 strategy. The mid-size SUV debuted alongside its Skoda sibling, the Kushaq. These two SUVs carried the German carmakers’ baton until the introduction of the Slavia and Virtus sedans. The Skoda Auto Volkswagen India group’s sales are now primarily driven by these four models, which share underpinnings and powertrain configurations.

Volkswagen Taigun Color Options

Volkswagen Taigun (T-Cross abroad) compact SUV in multiple colours

Despite the fact that the Taigun is relatively new to the market, Volkswagen recently launched the first-anniversary edition of the mid-size SUV in India. The four-wheeler, along with its twin, Kushaq, was recently spotted testing in an all-new matte black paint scheme. The colour of the Taigun in the spy video has a slight grey hue to it as well, creating a contrast with the silver alloy wheels. Both SUVs were not camouflaged, implying that no cosmetic changes are being made. Apart from Taigun’s distinct paint scheme, everything else appeared to be the same. The Taigun is currently available in six different colours: Carbon Steel Grey, Wild Cherry Red, Reflex Silver, Candy White, Rising Blue, and Curcuma Yellow.

New VW Taigun Matte Black Colour Spied Testing With Kushaq

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According to some media reports, the German SUVs will get an AWD version to compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder AWDs. However, it is unknown whether the existing platform can support the AWD setup. Aside from India, the Taigun is known as the T-Cross in South American markets. The Indian-made SUV is exported to foreign markets and does not have an AWD system. As a result, an AWD Taigun in the future is highly unlikely. Whatever the case may be, one thing is certain: the Volkswagen Group is on to something big.

According to some media reports, the German SUVs will get an AWD version to compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder AWDs. However, it is unknown whether the existing platform can support the AWD setup. Aside from India, the Taigun is known as the T-Cross in South American markets. The Indian-made SUV is exported to foreign markets and does not have an AWD system. As a result, an AWD Taigun in the future is highly unlikely. Whatever the case may be, one thing is certain: the Volkswagen Group is on to something big.

Volkswagen Taigun Matte Black SUV Spied Testing with Skoda Kushaq [Video]

Volkswagen Taigun Engine

Both SUVs have the same engine and transmission options under the hood. The 1.0-litre TSI engine produces 115 horsepower and 178 Newton-meters of torque and is paired with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The 1.5 TSI EVO engine produces 148 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. This engine is coupled to a 7-speed DSG and a 6-speed manual transmission. The former is a three-cylinder engine, while the latter is a four-cylinder engine with cylinder deactivation technology.

Volkswagen Taigun Priced

The Volkswagen Taigun is priced between Rs. 11.40 lakh and Rs. 18.60 lakh (ex-showroom). Skoda Kushaq prices start at Rs. 9.99 lakh and go all the way up to Rs. 19.49 lakh (ex-showroom).

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