Primarily based on the MQB AO IN platform, Taigun is ready to be the primary VW product beneath India 2.zero challenge. The SUV shall be provided in two engine choices: 1-litre and 1.5-litre turbo-petrol.
On the sidelines of the showcase of Taigun to media, Ashish Gupta, Model Director, VW India, mentioned, “It’s the start of a brand new chapter. We’re consolidating our dealership community previous to the festive launch.”
Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq are primarily based on the identical platform, will share the identical engine-transmission and mechanicals. “Kushaq shall be launched in market earlier than Taigun and there shall be an honest 2-Three months hole between the 2 merchandise,” mentioned Gupta.
Taigun shall be positioned beneath T-Roc and Tiguan AllSpace within the firm’s portfolio. Very like Kushaq, VW is concentrating on near 95 per cent localisation for Taigun.
Taigun and Kushaq enter a extremely aggressive SUV section, which is crammed with established gamers like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector and Tata Harrier.
In keeping with Gupta, Taigun shall be a good selection for current Polo and Vento clients who’re aiming to improve their automotive. “Taigun shall be excessive on practicality. The acclaimed TSI petrol engines may even excite the fun-to-drive consider clients.”
The idea of Taigun was showcased alongside Skoda’s Imaginative and prescient In on the 2020 Auto Expo. The German model has dedicated EUR 1 billion beneath India 2.zero challenge.