2021 Volkswagen Taigun to be Unveiled on March 31
The German automaker, Volkswagen is all set to unveil the Taigun Mid-Size SUVW in the Indian market on March 31, 2021, just two weeks after Skoda unveiled its Taigun-rival, the Kushaq, on 18 March 2021. Volkswagen’s first midsize SUVW and the first Volkswagen to be based on the Group’s tailored-for-India MQB A0 IN platform – the Volkswagen Taigun official launch is expected to take place around the festive season. Volkswagen first showcased the upcoming Taigun at the 2020 Auto Expo. The carmaker has released multiple teasers of the upcoming car arrival in the Indian market ahead of its launch.
In terms of design, the vibrant and energetic SUVW, Taigun will borrow many design elements from the international-spec T-Cross. On the inside, the Taigun is expected to look similar to the bigger T-ROC SUV. Based on the same MQB A0 IN platform as the Kushaq, the Taigun is likely to be similar to the Kushaq SUV. On the feature front, the VW Taigun is expected to be offered with a large 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, all-LED exterior lighting, connected-car tech, a multi-function instrument cluster, ambient lighting, automatic climate control, LED DRLs, ventilated front seats, an electric sunroof, 6 airbags, electronic stability control and hill launch assist.
The upcoming Volkswagen Taigun will come with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI turbo petrol engine producing 115 PS of max power and 175 Nm of peak torque, and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI unit rated at 150 PS/250 Nm. The same engines will be seen powering more India 2.0 cars from the Volkswagen Group in the future. Manual and automatic transmission options will be available with both engines. Gearbox options will include a six-speed manual for both engines and a dual-clutch automatic for the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol unit.
The Taigun should have similar dimensions and wheelbase as the Skoda SUV. For reference, the Kushaq is 4225mm long, 1760mm wide and 1612mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2651mm and a ground clearance of 188mm. The Kushaq is offered with 16-and 17-inch wheels depending on the variant and the Taigun is expected to get a similar setup as well.
At launch, Volkswagen Taigun is expected to be priced from Rs 10 lakh. The Volkswagen Taigun will compete against the likes of the upcoming Skoda Kushaq, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks and Renault Duster.