Volkswagen Taigun: No new Polo? Volkswagen pins hopes on SUVs, localisation

NEW DELHI: Showcasing the corporate’s SUV offensive of 4 merchandise below the India challenge, international automotive chief Volkswagen goals to faucet the advantages of localization in India. The brand new-generation of Tiguan and all-new Taigun will likely be domestically assembled.
Taigun, VW’s newest compact SUV which relies on the MQB AO IN platform, boasts 95 per cent localization. Equally, the new-generation of Tiguan, the corporate’s best-selling SUV globally, will now be accessible with a 2-litre TSI petrol mill mated to a 7-DSG transmission and it’ll even be domestically assembled. Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace and T-Roc will proceed to retail as CBU (utterly built-up) models.

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Taigun will likely be launched forward of the festive season and the Tiguan is deliberate for the subsequent couple of months. Tiguan is returning after a hiatus because it was discontinued after the auto business made its transition to the BS6 period. Barring the sub-compact SUV phase, the corporate will be capable of cater to wants throughout segments starting from Rs 12 lakh to Rs 40 lakh.
A VW India official, nonetheless, refused to touch upon the arrival of the brand new technology Polo in India. Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India, mentioned, “The brand new technology of Polo is way superior when it comes to efficiency and know-how than the opposite automobiles which might be on sale presently. Therefore, pricing turns into a difficulty to fill the requirement.”
The corporate lately unveiled the Matte version of Polo, which is more likely to be launched throughout the festive season. The German carmaker can also be readying a brand new sedan, which is able to debut within the first quarter of 2022.

Ashish Gupta, Model Director for India operations, VW Passenger Automobiles, mentioned, “The SUV market is flourishing. However there may be nonetheless area for a performance-packed, well-equipped, and spacious sedan. We’re engaged on a brand new sedan.”
Based on Gupta, Taigun will likely be a possible improve for current Polo and Vento prospects. “We’re bringing the award-winning TSI engine mixed with German stage of security and match and end. The corporate is aiming a three per cent market share with the SUV lineup,” Gupta mentioned. He, nonetheless, shunned drawing a timeline to realize the aim.
The corporate is tightlipped concerning the introduction of electrical automobiles in India. With an goal to cut back the fee and complexity of the battery and on the similar time enhance its vary and efficiency, VW AG lately introduced establishing six gigafactories with a complete manufacturing capability of 240 GWh to safe the battery provide in a partnership mannequin.
“VW is exploring the Indian market. However we imagine battery-operated electrical automobiles are nonetheless not making a viable financial case right here. Globally, we’re closely investing in electrification and we are going to line up our car when the market appears conducive,” added Boparai.

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