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    Comfortline 1.0 TSI MT
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    ₹ 11.40 Lakh
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    Volkswagen Taigun Key Specifications

    Price₹ 11.40 Lakh onwards
    Mileage17.2 to 19.2 kmpl
    Engine999 to 1498 cc
    Fuel TypePetrol
    Transmission
    Manual, Automatic (TC) & Automatic (DCT)
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    Seating Capacity5 Seater

    Volkswagen Taigun Summary

    Variants:

    The Volkswagen Taigun SUV is offered with two petrol engine options across five variants that include Comfortline, Highline, Topline, GT, and GT Plus.

    Market introduction:

    The new Volkswagen Taigun was launched in India on 23 September, 2021.

    Engine and specification:

    The two petrol motors available on the Volkswagen Taigun include a 115bhp/175Nm 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, TSI petrol engine and a 148bhp/250Nm 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, TSI petrol unit. While a six-speed manual unit is standard, a six-speed torque-converter automatic unit and a seven-speed DSG unit are offered as options.

    Exterior design:

    The Volkswagen Taigun’s nose is characterised by a two-slat grille that’s heavily adorned by chrome inserts and sharp LED headlamps with integrated DRLs. The bumper’s busy design highlights the contemporary styled fog lights, thick chrome inserts on both the front and rear bumpers, along with brushed aluminium faux skid plates. Also adding zest to the entire package are the 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, roof rails, and an integrated spoiler.

    Interior and features:

    The insides of the Taigun carry Volkswagen’s typical theme with a dual-tone layout flaunting a sharp-looking dash with loads of silver trim around a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system (with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto) and an eight-inch fully digital instrument cluster. There’s an electric sunroof, ventilated front seats, ambient lighting, and wireless charging. Regarding safety equipment, the Taigun comes with six airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, tyre pressure monitoring, hill-hold control, and multi-collision brakes.

    Colours:

    The Volkswagen Taigun is offered in the following five colours: Curcuma Yellow, Wild Cherry Red, Carbon Steel Grey, Candy White, and Reflex Silver.

    Seating capacity:

    The Volkswagen Taigun has a seating capacity of five occupants.

    Rivals:

    The Volkswagen Taigun rivals cars like the Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass, Kia Seltos, Renault Duster, Skoda Kushaq, and Tata’s Harrier.

    Volkswagen Taigun Price

    Volkswagen Taigun price starts at ₹ 11.40 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 18.60 Lakh (Avg. ex-showroom). Taigun comes in 7 variants. Taigun top model price in petrol is ₹ 18.60 Lakh. Whereas the price of Taigun automatic version starts from ₹ 14.80 Lakh.

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    Taigun Comfortline 1.0 TSI MT

    ₹ 11.40 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 19.2 kmpl, 114 bhp
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    Taigun Highline 1.0 TSI MT

    ₹ 13.40 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 19.2 kmpl, 114 bhp
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    Taigun Highline 1.0 TSI AT

    ₹ 14.80 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Automatic (TC), 17.2 kmpl, 114 bhp
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    Taigun Topline 1.0 TSI MT

    ₹ 15.40 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 19.2 kmpl, 114 bhp
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    Taigun GT 1.5 TSI MT

    ₹ 15.80 Lakh
    1498 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.4 kmpl, 148 bhp
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    Taigun Topline 1.0 TSI AT

    ₹ 16.90 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Automatic (TC), 17.2 kmpl, 114 bhp
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    Taigun GT Plus 1.5 TSI DSG

    ₹ 18.60 Lakh
    1498 cc, Petrol, Automatic (DCT), 17.8 kmpl, 148 bhp
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    CarWale's Take on Volkswagen Taigun

    • Good Things
      • Dynamically sorted
      • Overall refinement
    • Could be Better
      • Discreet styling
      • Missing some new-age features

    Volkswagen Taigun Verdict

    The Taigun is an all-new compact SUV that embodies Volkswagen in every possible manner, right from the way it drives, to the way it feels and appears.

    Volkswagen Taigun Review

    Volkswagen India finally has a compact SUV to compete against the mighty Hyundai Creta. Here's what it's like.

    Engine and Performance

    7.5 / 10

    Front View

    Buyers will have two petrol engine options to choose from – a 1.0 TSI, three-cylinder with 114bhp/178Nm or the 148bhp/250Nm 1.5-litre TSI four-cylinder motor that we got to sample for our first drive. The 1-litre can be had with a six-speed manual or torque converter whereas the 1.5 gets a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG. Now with the kind of pulling power the 1.5 TSI Taigun has, it’s no slouch in any situation. Put your foot down gingerly and the engine releases a gush low-end torque right when you want it. In fact, there is plenty of grunt post 2,000rpm which allows the Taigun to make quick progress. 

    Left Rear Three Quarter

    With so much torque smoothly flowing in, darting in and out of traffic gaps is effortless in this car. Out on the highway, the strong pull is evident even when doing over triple digit speeds. The Taigun 1.5’s highlight, without a doubt, is the DSG automatic gearbox. Not as common as it once used to be in VW’s line-up, the 7-speed DSG is always up for the job; be it gentle cruise across the town or a quick adrenaline induced drive across your favourite set of roads. In ‘D’ mode, the DSG does a convincing job of shifting up smoothly and early in the rev band to squeeze out maximum fuel efficiency. But, the moment you move the lever down to ‘S’, everything changes and by now the engine is screaming for all its worth right before every upshift. The gearshifts itself are deceptively quick as usual and compared to the earlier versions of this gearbox, there is less hesitancy in stop/start traffic and the downshifts are better masked, too. On part throttle, this gearbox upshifts early at the meat of the torque band to make quick progress.   

    Left Front Three Quarter

    Ride and Handling

    7 / 10

    Left Side View

    There is a sense of maturity in the way the Taigun rides and handles. In typical Euro car manner, it’s low speed ride errs on the firmer side and the suspension does feel clunky over sharp edged bumps and pot holes. Now we would like to add that we also spent some time driving a lower spec version of the Taigun with 205/60 16-inch tires and it seemed to ride a lot better than the GT which comes with a lower profile rubber. The former has an extra layer of cushiness to its ride and it doesn’t crash over bumps as much as the 17-inch GT version. One can feel the bumps on the road at low speeds but pick up the pace and the Taigun flattened Udaipur’s roads while exhibiting rock-solid stability with little roll, especially at high speeds. The only kink in its armour here is the suspension noise that filters into the cabin at low speeds.  

    As for the handling, the Taigun remains well sorted. It feels stable and predictable through the corners with a steering that is light and weighs up ideally as you keep turning the wheel, with sufficient bite on center. We feel the steering might have been geared to make the Taigun easily manoeuvrable within city limits a little too much because it doesn’t have the same positive weight to it as the T-Roc or even cheaper VW models. While the steering may seem too light at city speeds, the overall body control is impressive and the Taigun feels nimbler than its size would have you believe.  

    Wheel

    Interior Space and Comfort

    7 / 10

    Dashboard

    The Taigun’s interior design has a whiff of VW’s other premium models and that’s a great thing. Like the bigger T-Roc, chrome highlights and light coloured materials wrap around the dash, while a flat centre console and a large touchscreen infotainment system are visual draws. Like the exterior, the cabin is a solid, no-nonsense affair with clean lines and plenty of edgy details. What about the quality and finish, you may ask? Well, the quality is good for the most part but it could have certainly been better for the money. The buttons on the steering wheel and the doors lack that solid tactile feel you get in VW’s other products and even in this top-spec GT version you will find so many dummy buttons on the console and that’s never a good thing when it comes to first impressions. 

    Front Row Seats

    The ergonomics though are spot on -there’s adequate space to keep your belongings on the centre console, arm rest and door pads. Then there are the large front seats with firm cushioning that offer spades of support and lateral bolstering. Even headroom is in abundant supply. Access to the rear seats is extremely easy thanks to the wide ingress as well the door opening. The Taigun has the longest wheelbase in its class and it shows once you are seated in the second row. There is more than enough legroom even with the front seat positioned to a 6-footer’s preference. 

    Rear Seats

    The rear bench itself has a good deal of contouring to keep you in place and a nice backrest angle. We particularly liked how much under thigh support there is on offer here because usually that’s something even these fairly large mid-size crossovers struggle to get right. What’s really not so good is the limited shoulder room on the Taigun. Because it’s so narrow having three adults sit at the back is never going to be a comfortable experience (expect plenty of shoulder shrugging among yourselves). In comparison, the Creta is noticeably wider and a much better five-seater than the Taigun.    

    Rear Seats

    VW hasn’t officially released Taigun’s boot capacity although we expect it to be the same as the Skoda Kushaq which is rated at 385-litres. It might not be the biggest boot in its class but it offers a deep cargo space with a fairly low loading lip height, unobtrusive boot space, and 60:40 split-folding seats as well.

    Bootspace

       

    Features and Equipment

    7 / 10

    Infotainment System

    The top-spec Taigun GT that you see here has everything that is expected from a compact SUV nowadays. You get LED headlamps with DRLs, LED taillights, ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, ambient lighting, a fully digital instrument cluster, a large touchscreen infotainment screen with phone mirroring, touch controls for the AC, electric sunroof, six airbags, ESP, hill hold control and a tyre pressure deflating warning.  

    Sunroof/Moonroof

    Conclusion

    7 / 10

    Right Side View

    Let’s get one thing straight. Volkswagen has not reinvented the compact SUV with its new Taigun. What the brand has actually done is that it’s given buyers a solid potential alternative to the popular picks in this segment. Not everyone wants a flamboyant SUV with the latest in gizmos, but most of us expect certain things like quality, refinement, safety tech and good driving manners. With the Taigun, Volkswagen India has come pretty close to offering the ideal set of wheel for such buyers. Now if only the brand would reveal the pricing at the time of the drive. For now we will reserve our judgement and conclude that the Taigun is a strong contender in the race for top honours in the compact SUV space.     

    Keep an eye out for our post launch comparison story where we will be pitting the Taigun against the Creta and score them for their real world performance, efficiency, features and of course, value.  

    Pictures by Kapil Angane

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    Volkswagen Taigun Colours

    Volkswagen Taigun 2022 is available/sold in the following colours in India.

    Wild Cherry Red
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    Volkswagen Taigun Mileage

    Volkswagen Taigun mileage claimed by ARAI is 17.2 to 19.2 kmpl.

    Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI MileageUser Reported Mileage
    Petrol

    (999 cc)

    Manual19.2 kmpl15.25 kmpl
    Petrol

    (999 cc)

    Automatic (TC)17.2 kmpl15.25 kmpl
    Petrol

    (1498 cc)

    Manual18.4 kmpl15.25 kmpl
    Petrol

    (1498 cc)

    Automatic (DCT)17.8 kmpl15.25 kmpl
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    Volkswagen Taigun User Reviews

    4.2/5

    (95 Ratings) 48 Reviews
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    • Drivers Delight!
      I'm using this car for 8 months and I'm in love with it. The pleasure of driving this German engineered beast is unmatchable with any car in this segment. If you want a driver's car with good space and German build just go for it. Mileage is 12 in the city and 16 - 18 on the highway.
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    • Taigun best for me
      Amazing to drive comfortable pick up is excellent . Looking beautiful. Interior exterior both are excellent. Space is very good. Systems function is very nice. Back full light is amazing Looking.
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    • Always VW fan and customer
      Buying experience was super smooth, Driving experience is magical, looks amazing, Service cost is super low as 0.4 per KM and no cons as such. Build quality is the best. Always VW Fan.
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    • Little monster
      Value for money and good quality features and has more than one more car in the cost or segment and any body can afford it stylish and good quality features of this car .i liked very much.
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    • Taigun review
      Never go for 1.0 tsi. you have to regret. If you have a strong will for Vw , go for 1.5 tsi option if milege is not a big concern .1.0 tsi engine is actually a small engine. It lacks the power to pull this suv. If there are family members them the condition becomes more worse.
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    FAQs About Volkswagen Taigun

    Q: What is the on road price of Volkswagen Taigun?

    The on-road price of Taigun in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 13.28 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 21.64 Lakh. The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: How much will be the EMI or down payment for Volkswagen Taigun?

    Volkswagen Taigun EMI starts at ₹ 21,546 per month for a down payment of ₹ 1,13,990 and a tenure of 60 months @ 9.5% interest rate for a loan amount of ₹ 10.26 Lakh.

    Q: Which car is better between Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq?

    Taigun price starts at ₹ 11.40 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 999 cc engine. Whereas Kushaq price starts at ₹ 11.29 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 999 cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What is price of Volkswagen Taigun top model?

    Top model of Taigun is GT Plus 1.5 TSI DSG and the ex-showroom for Taigun GT Plus 1.5 TSI DSG is ₹ 18.60 Lakh.

    Q: What is the mileage of Volkswagen Taigun?

    The Volkswagen Taigun mileage is 17.2 - 19.2 kmpl.

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