- It is based on the India-specific MQB A0 IN platform.
- Taigun will rival the Skoda KUSHAQ , Hyundai Creta , Kia Seltos and Jeep Compass.
- Volkswagen will feature up to 95 per cent localisation with the Taigun.
Based on the localised MQB AO IN platform, the new VW Taigun is designed and developed specifically for the Indian market.This platform will also underpin the next-gen Volkswagen Vento, Skoda KUSHAQ and the next-gen Rapid.
Volkswagen will be developing various models on the MQB A0-IN platform. This involves vehicles tailored to the needs of customers in the India. To ensure maximum market proximity, Volkswagen will achieve radical localization of 95 percent, meaning that almost all vehicle components will be made in India.This will help the company to aggressively price the product against its rivals such as Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos and Skoda Kushaq.
Taigun is basically an Indian Version of Volkswagen T-Cross,a Sub compact SUV sold in European Markets.
Build Quality and Safety Standards of Taigun
According to the German Automaker “The Taigun developed in India will meet the same core standards for safety, quality and design that the Volkswagen Group represents worldwide“Moreover Volkswagen is known for its appreciable Fit and Finish and therefore, Like every other Volkswagen’s car, the Taigun’s cabin boasts a high level of fit and finish.
Now talking about the safety standards, top-spec variants of Taigun are expected to get more than two airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, traction control, rear parking sensors, a parking camera, and more.
The VW Taigun will get
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Full-digital instrument cluster.
- Connected car technology
- Automatic climate control.
- Cruise Control
- LED headlamps
Taigun will offer 2 TSI engines, the lower variants getting the 110hp, 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI engine (used in the current Skoda Rapid,Vento and Polo). This engine will be available with either a manual or a torque converter automatic gearbox.
The higher variants will be get a more powerful 150hp, 1.5-litre TSI engine that is expected to come paired with a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox.
The introductory price of Taigun is expected to be somewhere around Rs 11.5 lakh(ex-showroom)
The Taigun will rival the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and the Nissan Kicks and its sibling the Skoda Kushaq.