Volkswagen Taigun Variants
Volkswagen Taigun • Price, Variants & Specifications
The growing demand for SUVs has spurred Volkswagen to introduce a new compact SUV in India. The introduction of the Volkswagen Taigun reveals that the company is bent on taking on Ford, Mahindra and Renault in this segment. Based on the Up platform, Volkswagen Taigun comes with a price tag of Rs. 10 lakh and brings affordability and comfortable ride for the customer.
Engine and performanceThe concept model of the Taigun is powered by 1.0litre TSI engine with 110 bhp. The three cylinder engine has been upgraded by adding direct fuel injection and turbocharging technology. The engine delivers a peak torque of 175 Nm at a low 1500 rpm. The model in India may be fitted with a1.2 litre engine and the diesel variant too is expected to be powered by 1.2 litre power-train that produces 75 bhp. The engine is expected to be mated to a 6-speed manual or the optional DSG automatic transmission. The 985 kg Taigun claims a fuel efficiency of 22 kmpl and an impressive top speed of 185 kmph. The SUV touches the 100 kmph mark in 9.2 seconds.
ExteriorsIn terms of styling, the Taigan has a nicer stance than the Taigun and Touareg. Blessed with Volkswagen family lineage, the Taigan sports side panels and roof-rails. The car is 3859 mm long, 1778 mm wide and 1570 mm tall. Its edgy design with large grille and its high road clearance give it a tremendous road presence. The tale gate is a two piece affair for easier loading and more flexibility. The all LED headlights and 17’’ alloy wheels, all add to its charm. All in all, the exteriors give a sophisticated and powerful look to the compact SUV.
InteriorsThe interior looks smart and simple. The three dials on the smooth flowing dashboard look sporty and the touch screen interface that controls functions like blue-tooth connectivity, audio player etc are present. The infotainment system of the car is compatible with almost all types of smart phones. The interior is spacious and offers comfortable ride for all occupants. There is plenty of room for luggage as well. The head room of 1036 mm in the front and 980 in the rear ensures comfortable seating for 4-5 passengers. The Volkswagen Taigun looks promising thanks to compact structure.
Features and specificationsThe Volkswagen Taigun includes new features and improved specifications and the car never compromises on safety and security. The Suspension and braking systems are standard. Besides, two air bags, parking sensors, fog-lamps, ABS with EBD, ESP, AC with dual zone climate control, remote fuel filler, rear wiper and rear defogger are among the key features that make it an exciting option in compact SUV segment. Other features include leather seats, steering mounted controls, tinted glass, rear AC vents, OVRM indicators and sunroof.
In brief, the competition heats up with the advent of the Taigun known for compact structure and affordability.