Phew! Volkswagen India has finally launched the Taigun, nearly three months after the Kushaq‘s launch, with prices starting at INR 10.50 lakh, ex-showroom, Pan India. The prices are almost identical to Kushaq’s launch prices (in INR) –
|Variants||1.0L TSI||1.5L TSI|
|GT Line Plus||–||17,49,900|
Exterior features depending on the trim include LED headlights with LED running lights, Infinity LED taillights, 17-inch ‘Cassino’ alloy wheels, and an electric sunroof. The GT models get GT branding on the grille, front fenders and tailgate; Carbon Steel grey roof (GT Plus), and red-painted front calipers (GT Plus). And of course, the GT models also get a unique set of alloy wheels.
Features inside depending on the trim include leatherette upholstery, a 10.1-inch central touchscreen, an 8-inch digital driver display, USB-C sockets, wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay connectivity, auto AC, rear AC vents, and ventilated front seats. The GT Line gets red contrast stitching, red ambient lighting, and aluminum pedals.
Safety equipment includes airbags (front, side and curtain), ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, electronic differential lock system, hill start assist, rear defogger, a reversing camera, and more. Download the brochure here.
As for the juicy bits, the Taigun shares its powertrains with its cousin. For starters, there’s a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 85 kW (116 metric hp) and 178 Nm (131 lb-ft) of torque, and can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. For those who want more (GT Line), there’s a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 110 kW (150 metric hp) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque; this one can be paired with either a 6-speed manual (GT) or a 7-speed DSG (automatic) (GT Plus).