Volkswagen Group has finally unveiled the production version of the Taigun . It was initially shown at Auto Expo 2020. Here, we will take a look at the features of the vehicle –
- -Based on Volkswagen’s MQB A0 platform
- -Part of Volkswagen’s India 2.0 Strategy
- -Coming with two petrol engine options, no diesel option
2021 Volkswagen Taigun Exterior
The Taigun SUV will be around 4.2 metres long and will have a 2.6-metre wheelbase. The SUV will have design & styling elements similar to the T-Roc SUV. It will get a sleek chrome grille with triple horizontal slats, LED projector headlamps & DRLs, bull-bar shaped accents, etc. The SUV will get large taillights, C-Shaped signature LED DRLs with few other things. The original concept had 205 mm ground clearance. It remains to be seen if the production variant gets the same ground clearance or it is closer to Kushaq, which has 188 mm ground clearance.
Engine & Powertrain :
The SUV is expected to arrive with 1.0-litre & 1.5 Litre TSI (Turbo Petrol) engines that will deliver 115hp & 150hp respectively. The same engines will power more India 2.0 cars from the Volkswagen group. Gearbox options will include a six-speed manual for both engines & a dual-clutch automatic for a 1.5-litre turbo petrol unit.
The cabin of the SUV gets a dual-tone black & grey cabin, giving a premium look to the SUV. We can expect the SUV to come with a sunroof, wireless charging, digital cluster, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, etc. For safety, there will be features like ESC & Six Airbags, etc.
The Taigun SUV will get tough competition from Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks and the Skoda Kushaq SUV too; underpinned by the same MQB-A0-IN platform as Taigun. The expected price of the SUV is between Rs. 10-17 Lakh(Ex-Showroom).
Volkswagen Vehicle line-up for India in 2021
With the Taigun, the Volkswagen group is expected to reveal some of its plans for 2021. It includes details of its fourth SUV for the Indian market which is rumoured to be the Tiguan facelift. The VW group have re-introduced T-Roc in the Indian Market. Rumours are that the VW group will showcase a new sedan. The Sedan will be replacing the existing Vento model in India. Expect further details later this year.
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