Volkswagen Taigun

Volkswagen Taigun

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 11,39,900 - ₹ 18,59,900
* Delhi. May vary.

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QUICK FACTS & INFORMATION
Car Variant 2022 Volkswagen Taigun 1500cc GT EVO
Availability Status in India Available
Car Type SUV
Fuel Type Petrol
Latest Price in India 2022 Volkswagen Taigun 1500cc GT EVO price is Rs 15.80 lakh (ex-showroom).
Colour Options Curcuma Yellow, Wild Cherry Red, Candy White, Reflex Silver, Carbon Steel Grey
Similar Cars Skoda Kushaq, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Maruti Brezza
ARAI Mileage (Certified) 18.47 kmpl
Top Speed 170+ kmph
Official Tagline Hustle Mode On
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine cc (Displacement) 1498 cc
Gearbox Type 6-Speed Manual
Number of Gears 6
Maximum Power 150 HP @ 5000-6000 rpm
Maximum Torque 250 Nm @ 1600-3500 rpm
Engine Details 1498cc, Performance Line 1.5L TSI EVO with ACT, 4-Cylinder Petrol Engine
Number of Cylinders 4
Emission Norms BS6-Compliant
Automatic Start/Stop Function Engine Idle Start/Stop
Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 4221 mm
Overall Width 1760 mm
Overall Height 1612 mm
Wheelbase 2651 mm
Ground Clearance 188 mm
Kerb Weight 1260 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight 1695 kg
Turning Radius 5.05 metres
Front Track 1531 mm
Rear Track 1516 mm
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 5
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 5 Doors
Boot Space 385 litres
Boot Space (Folded Rear Seats) 1405 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 litres
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Front Suspension McPherson Suspension and Stabiliser Bar
Rear Suspension Twist Beam Axle
Brakes Multi-Collision Brakes (MCB)
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 205/60-R16
Rear Tyre 205/60-R16
Wheels R16 'Belmonte' Alloy Wheels
Tyre Pressure Tyre Pressure Deflation Warning
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Wireless Smartphone Charging
Bottle Holder
Sliding Front Armrest
Reading Lamp Front and Rear Reading Lamps
Steering Mounted Controls Multi-Function Steering with Audio & Call Control
Power Outlet Front 12V Power Outlet
Rear AC Vents Adjustable Dual Rear AC Vents
Hydraulic Assisted Bonnet Muscular Elevated Bonnet with Chiselled Lines
Vanity mirror Passenger Side Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror
Rear Parcel Shelf
Air Conditioner Smart Touch Climatronic AC
Rear Seat (Split) Rear Seat Bench Split 60:40 Fold-Able
Power Steering Electro-Mechanical (Power Assisted)
Rear Defogger
Rear Washer & Wiper
Anti-Pinch Smart Window Driver Side Window Auto Up/Down with Pinch Guard
Auto Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror Manual Dimming Interior Rear View Mirror
Clutch Foot Rest
Luggage Net & Hook Luggage Compartment with Light and Utility Hooks
Grab Rail Fold-Able Roof Grab Handles and Rear with Hooks
EXTERIOR FEATURES
Electrically Foldable ORVMs
Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
Shark Fin Antenna
Side Cladding Grained Side Cladding
Chrome Front Grille GT Branding on Front Grill
Body Coloured Outside Mirrors
Body Coloured Door Handles
Roof Rails Silver Functional Roof Rails
INTERIOR FEATURES
Mood Lighting Laser Red Ambient Lighting
Front Tray USB Charger Front 2x USB-C Sockets (Data+Charging)
Rear USB Charger & Tray Rear 2x USB-C Socket Module (Charging Only)
Adjustable Headrests 5 Headrest (For All Passengers)
Glove Box Cooling
Child Seat Mounting Provisions
Sunvisor with Ticket Holder Driver Side Sunvisor with Ticket Holder
Dual Tone Interiors Premium Dual Tone Interiors
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
Speed Alert System
Anti-slip Regulation (ASR)
Head Restraint Height Adjustable Head Restraints
Tyre Pressure Monitoring system
Airbags Front Dual Airbags
Hill Start Assist Control
Rear View Camera Reversing Camera with Static Guidelines
Front Seat Belts Front & Rear All Seats with 3-Point Seat Belts
Seatbelt Reminder Driver and Co-dr Seat Belt Reminder
Parking Sensors Rear Parking Sensors
BRAKING & TRACTION
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Brake Assist
LOCKS & SECURITY
Engine Immobilizer Engine Immobiliser with Floating Code System
Central Locking Remote Central Locking
LIGHTING
Front Fog Lights Front Fog Lamps with Static Cornering Light
DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) LED DRLs
Follow Me Home Headlamps Manual Coming / Leaving Home Lights
LED Tail light Infinity LED Tail Lamps
Standard Halogen Headlamps Dual Chamber Halogen Headlamps with LED DRL
ORVM Turn Indicators
INFOTAINMENT
Internet Connectivity Features Wireless App-Connect with Anrdroid Auto and Apple CarPlay
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Music System 25.65cm VW Play Touchscreen Infotainment with Apps
Number of Speakers 6
USB Compatibility
AM/FM Radio
Bluetooth Compatibility
SEATS & UPHOLSTERY
Front Centre Armrest Leatherette Front Center Armrest with Storage Box
Front Seat Back Pockets Yes, Both Sides
Leather Seats GT - Partial Leatherette with Wild Cherry Red Stitching
Rear Centre Armrest Rear Center Armrest with Cup Holders
Driver Seat Adjustment

Volkswagen Taigun Review

07 Feb, 2022 10:09 AM

Expert Review by Maxabout

Introduction

Launched in the Indian car market in September 2021, the Volkswagen Taigun is the mid-size SUV that is getting a remarkable response despite fierce competition in the segment. As you may know, the Taigun is connected to the Skoda Kushaq, with the midsize SUVs being the first models to emerge from the Volkswagen Group's audacious India 2.0 programme.

The Taigun, like the Kushaq, is built on the 'Indianised' MQB A0 IN platform and uses up to 95% native components. However, it is based on the same platform as Skoda Kushaq but it does things differently in terms of variants and styling. Let’s know in detail about this beauty by the German carmaker.

Volkswagen Taigun Design and Style

The Volkswagen Taigun is a typical VW car that superbly balances the brand’s trademark design strengths with modern interpretations for a sharp profile. To kick off with the front fascia, the manufacturer has used chrome to a great extent, from the 3D front grille to the front bumper. There is a VW logo situated in the centre of the grille, which gives it an appealing look. The front bonnet has several body lines and a silver skid plate at the bottom. All-LED headlights are not only good for appearance but also offer good light beam throw.

Moreover, the LED DRLs in the top of the line variant is located above the headlights. On the other hand, lower variants get the LED DRLs below the headlights. Also, the joint LED taillights are quite attractive. In terms of body dimensions, the Taigun gets an overall length of 4221mm, an overall width of 1760mm, and an overall height of 1612mm with a wheelbase of 2651mm. The unladen ground clearance of the SUV is 188mm, whereas the laden ground clearance is 155-159mm. The vehicle gets a fuel tank capacity of 50 litres while the kerb weight is 1260kg.

Volkswagen Taigun Engine and Gearbox

In terms of powertrain, Volkswagen has offered the Taigun with two engine options: Dynamic Line (1.0L TSI) and Performance Line (1.5L TSI EVO). The first one is a BS6-compliant, 1.0L TSI, 999cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine which is capable of churning out 115 HP at 5000–5500 rpm and a max torque of 178 Nm at 1750–4500 rpm. The other one is a BS6-compliant, 1.5L TSI EVO with ACT, a 1498cc, 4-cylinder petrol engine that generates 150 HP at 5000–6000 rpm and a max torque of 250 Nm at 1600–3500 rpm. Speaking of the transmission duties, both engines come with a 6-speed manual option, but the Dynamic line is offered with a 6-speed automatic, while the Performance line is offered with a choice of a 7-speed DSG transmission.

Volkswagen Taigun Interior, Instrument Cluster & Boot Space

As far as the interior is concerned, the Taigun gets a distinctive interior in all variants. The manufacturer has used hard plastic for the dashboard and windows. However, the driver’s side materials, like the steering wheel and the armrest, are soft-touch. All the variants get dual-tone premium interiors. However, the shades vary. The front and rear seats are comfy and come with fabric upholstery. The rear seat occupants get more legroom and headroom for comfortable journeys.

In addition, the Topline and GT Plus variants get an electric sunroof, while the rest of the variants lack it. The sporty red ambient lighting is offered in the GT and GT Plus variants, while the white ambient lighting is offered in the Topline and Highline variants. On the topic of the instrument cluster, the top-spec variants get a 20.32cm digital cockpit, whereas the other variants get basic but beautiful analogue consoles. The automaker has equipped the SUV with a vast boot space of 385-litres to carry enough luggage.

Volkswagen Taigun Brakes, Suspension & Tyres

As far as braking and suspension duties are concerned, the braking duties are handled by disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. The suspension setup is assigned to the McPherson suspension and stabiliser bar at the front in the Dynamic Line AT and MT variants, while the suspension and stabiliser bar comes with the Performance Line MT and DSG variants. However, the rear twist-beam axle suspension is the same in all variants.

As for the tyres featured in the Taigun, it rides on 17-inch alloy wheels for the Topline and GT Plus, while the GT, Highline, and Comfortline ride on 16-inch wheels that are shod with 205/60 tyres in the Comfortline, Highline, and GT variants and 205/55 in the Topline and GT Plus. It also needs to be mentioned that the alloy wheel designs also differ depending on the variants. For instance, "Manila" in GT Plus, "Cassino" in Topline, "Dublin" in Comfortline, and "Belmont" in Highline and GT.

Volkswagen Taigun Key Features

The Volkswagen Taigun comes loaded with a vast list of sophisticated features. It includes LED headlamps with DRLs, first-in-segment infinity LED tail lights, electric sunroof, ambient lighting, paddle shifters, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 6-speakers, wireless mobile charging, cooled glove box, two USB C-Type ports, My Volkswagen Connect, keyless entry, start-stop push-button, smart touch climatronic AC, ventilated seats, rear AC vents, driver side footrest, front centre armrest, sliding, with storage box, rear parcel tray, Sharkfin antenna, front and rear bottle holders, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming IRVMs, and many more.

For passenger safety, there are 40+ features offered, including ESC (Electronic Stability Control). Hill hold control. Multi-collision brakes, tyre pressure deflation warning, Driver and passenger airbags, front side airbags, and curtain airbags; all seats with 3-point seat belts, seat belt reminder (driver and co-driver), 5 headrests (for all passengers), height-adjustable driver's seat, ISOFIX child seat preparation, rear 2x, Central locking Speed-sensing door lock, high-mounted stop lamp, driver's side pinch guard, parking sensors (rear), reversing camera, EDL (Electronic differential lock), HBB (hydraulic brake boosters) and many more.

Volkswagen Taigun Top Speed, Acceleration & Mileage

The Volkswagen Taigun accelerates from 0-100 within 9.1 seconds and offers a top speed of 170+ kmph while driving the GT EVO variant. The mileage as claimed by Volkswagen is 18.10 kmpl for the Dynamic Line MT variant, 16.44 kmpl for the Dynamic Line AT, 18.47 kmpl for the Performance Line MT and 17.88 kmpl for the Performance Line DSG variants. The fuel efficiency may vary depending on the highway or city traffic, as well as the driving experience of the buyer.

Volkswagen Taigun Variants & Colour Options

The Volkswagen Taigun is offered in total seven variants and these are offered in five vibrant colours named Curcuma Yellow, Wild Cherry Red, Candy White, Carbon Steel Grey and Reflex Silver.

Ex-showroom Price & On-Road Price

Speaking of the ex-showroom pricing of the Volkswagen Taigun in India, at the present time, the price for the base Comfortline 1.0L TSI MT variant starts at Rs 10.99 lakh and goes up to Rs 17.99 lakh for the top of the line GT Plus 1.5L TSI EVO DSG variant. To distinguish between off-road and on-road pricing, the ex-showroom price of a car is the asking price that does not include the cost of road tax, insurance, or registration. The on-road price, on the other hand, includes all of the aforementioned costs as well as insurance, registration, a one-time road tax, an extended warranty, and all vehicle accessories. It is important to note that on-road prices in our country vary widely from state to state.

Volkswagen Taigun Competitors

In the Indian car market, the Volkswagen Taigun locks horns with Skoda Kushaq, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector and the Maruti Brezza.

Verdict - Should You Buy Volkswagen Taigun or not?

With cutting-edge technology, a stylish exterior, and a comfy cabin, the Volkswagen Taigun is a tough competitor for other cars in the segment in the country. The SUV also offers a good ride and handling. However, the rear seating row is a bit narrower for the third passenger, but it is still a good four-seater SUV. Moreover, Volkswagen has offered the Taigun with plenty of features at this price point, and occupant safety is also given special attention. If you are looking for a stylish, solid, and convenient SUV in this price bracket, then the Volkswagen Taigun could be the best choice for you.

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