Volkswagen India launches its SUVW Taigun, start at Rs 10.49 lakh

Volkswagen has opened pre-bookings for the mid-size SUV and began the production in the month of August. The company has introduced the SUV in two distinctive lines, Dynamic, and Performance.

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Volkswagen India has finally launched the new Taigun compact SUV in the market today. Taigun is the smallest SUV in India that will take on the other SUVs like Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks. The new SUVW is specifically developed for the Indian market under the India 2.0 project. While announcing the launch Volkswagen India tweeted, "The Bold, Dynamic and German-engineered New Volkswagen Taigun is here to complement your hustle and bring your A-game to the table. The newly launched SUVW starts at ₹10.49 Lakh. #HustleModeOn #NewVolkswagenTaigun #Taigun #VolkswagenIndia #Volkswagen."

The Volkswagen Taigun with 95% localisation is priced at Rs 10.49 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base variant. The price of the top-end model comes at Rs 17.49 lakh (ex-showroom). Volkswagen has opened pre-bookings for the mid-size SUV and began the production in the month of August. The company has introduced the SUV in two distinctive lines, Dynamic and Performance. The Dynamic Line variant is powered by a 1.0-liter engine and will be introduced at Comfortline prices at Rs 10.49 lakh (ex-showroom), Highline priced at Rs 12.79 lakh, and Topline prices at 14.09 lakh. 

The Performance Line variant will be powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine and also be available in GT and GT Plus. The GT houses a 6-speed manual gearbox costing Rs 14.99 lakh (ex-showroom) and the GT Plus gets 7-speed DSG transmission pricing at Rs 17.49 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Taigun comes with two turbocharged petrol engine options in terms of powertrain. The car will be offered with a 1.0 liter, three-cylinder TSI motor, providing 113 bhp of power and 175 Nm of torque, and a 1.5 liter, four-cylinder TSI engine, which provides 148bhp of power and 250 Nm of torque.