Volkswagen Taigun 700 Km Drive Experience: What’s the Mileage?

Spent the last week with the Taigun GT 1.5 TSI, taking the media drive unit with 17,000 km on the odometer before our trip to my hometown in Uttarakhand¬†with my family. Covered over 700 km, including hills and city driving, and now I’m sharing my honest opinion about this car.

Volkswagen Taigun GT Mileage

volkswagen taigun mileage | Volkswagen Taigun Car Latest Update Latest Update: Customers can avail year-end benefits of over Rs 1 lakh on the Volkswagen Taigun this December. Price: The Taigun is priced from Rs 11.62 lakh to Rs 19.76 lakh. The special Trail edition is priced at Rs 16.30 lakh, and the new Sound Edition starts from Rs 16.33 lakh (all prices ex-showroom pan India). Variants: Available in broad two variants: Dynamic Line and Performance Line. Colour Options: It comes in 8 colours: Lava Blue, Curcuma Yellow, Wild Cherry Red, Candy White, Carbon Steel Grey, Rising Blue, Reflex Silver, and Deep Black Pearl (available only in Topline Variant) Boot Space: The Taigun offers a boot space of 385 litres. Seating Capacity: The Taigun SUV is available in a 5-seater layout. Engine and Transmission: The Volkswagen Taigun comes with two turbo-petrol engines: A 1-litre engine (115 PS/178 Nm) A 1.5-litre engine (150 PS/250 Nm) Both engines come with a standard 6-speed manual transmission. The 1-litre engine has a 6-speed torque converter option, while the 1.5-litre engine offers a 7-speed DCT. Fuel Efficiency: 1-litre turbo-petrol MT: 19.87 kmpl 1-litre turbo-petrol AT: 18.15 kmpl 1.5-litre turbo-petrol MT: 18.61 kmpl 1.5-litre turbo-petrol DCT: 19.01 kmpl The 1.5-litre engine features cylinder deactivation technology, which basically shuts off two cylinders under less stress conditions, thereby offering enhanced fuel efficiency. Features: Key features include a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, connected car technology, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, a subwoofer and amplifier, ventilated and powered front seats, ambient lighting, a single-pane sunroof, and automatic climate control. Safety: Safety features comprise up to six airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), a rear-view camera, and seat belt reminders for all passengers. Rivals: The Volkswagen Taigun competes with the Hyundai Creta, Toyota Hyryder, Maruti Grand Vitara, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, MG Astor, Citroen C3 Aircross, and Honda Elevate. The Mahindra Scorpio Classic is also a rugged alternative to the Volkswagen Taigun.

Contrary to expectations, the Taigun GT showcased an impressive fuel efficiency of 14 kmpl throughout our journey. Considering the high power and torque figures, the car’s performance with four passengers and a load of luggage on hilly terrains was commendable. Even on non-existent roads, the Taigun held its own, with tire-screeching hill climbs that added an extra thrill to our adventure.

On the expressway, it can easily achieve 16-17 kmpl at speeds of 80-100 kmph, thanks to its Active Cylinder Technology.

Volkswagen Taigun Comfort

The Taigun is priced from Rs 11.62 lakh to Rs 19.76 lakh. The special Trail edition is priced at Rs 16.30 lakh, and the new Sound Edition starts from Rs 16.33 lakh (all prices ex-showroom pan India).

If you want to truly enjoy your trip, the car comfortably accommodates four adults. We felt at ease during our 8-9 hour journey with 4 passengers, though for short trips, 5 passengers can travel.

While the car has a decent-sized sunroof, I wish it had a larger panoramic sunroof for enjoying the sunlight, especially during cold winters in the hills.

Taigun Boot Space: The Taigun offers a boot space of 385 litres.

Volkswagen Taigun GT : Engine Performance

taigun price : The Taigun is priced from Rs 11.62 lakh to Rs 19.76 lakh. The special Trail edition is priced at Rs 16.30 lakh, and the new Sound Edition starts from Rs 16.33 lakh (all prices ex-showroom pan India).

The engine performed exceptionally well, with a slight initial lag in the DSG transmission during hill overtaking. After a brief moment of turbo spooling, it effortlessly overtakes 3-4 vehicles at once, making it a standout feature.

Overall, the car was fantastic, earning a strict ‘yes’ from me and my family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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