Taigun Overview

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Fuel Type

Petrol

Transmission

Manual, Automatic

Mileage

16.4 - 18.5 KM/L

Tank Capacity

50.0 L

Seating

5 Seater

Airbags

Yes

C&B Verdict on Volkswagen Taigun
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Taigun has come like a breath of fresh air in the crowded and competitive compact SUV space in India. Despite the arrival of some newer models in 2022, the car has manged to hold own to its own, primarily because of its build quality, safety and drivability, especially with the bigger 1.5 litre turbo engine. At higher end though, it does feel a tad expensive which is a critical factor in the segment.
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Pros & Cons of Volkswagen Taigun

Things We Like

  • Build quality
  • Turbo engines
  • Handling

Things We Don't Like

  • Expensive
  • Fuel efficiency
  • No Diesel option

Volkswagen Taigun Variants

Variants

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Taigun 1.0 TSI Comfortline MT

Manual,Petrol,18.1 KM/L

Starts at 11.56 Lakh
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Taigun 1.0 TSI Highline MT

Manual,Petrol,18.1 KM/L

Starts at 13.56 Lakh
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Taigun 1.0 TSI Highline AT

Automatic,Petrol,16.4 KM/L

Starts at 14.96 Lakh
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Starts at 15.4 Lakh
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Taigun 1.0 TSI Topline MT

Manual,Petrol,18.1 KM/L

Starts at 15.66 Lakh
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Taigun 1.5 TSI GT Line

Manual,Petrol,18.5 KM/L

Starts at 15.96 Lakh
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Starts at 16.9 Lakh
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Taigun 1.0 TSI Topline AT

Automatic,Petrol,16.4 KM/L

Starts at 17.16 Lakh
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Taigun 1.5 TSI GT Line Plus

Automatic,Petrol,17.9 KM/L

Starts at 18.71 Lakh
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Starts at 18.96 Lakh
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Volkswagen Taigun Features & Specifications

  • Engine CC

  • 999,1498 CC
  • Fuel

  • Petrol
  • Mileage

  • 16.4 - 18.5 KM/L
  • Max Torque

  • 178,250 Nm
  • Max Power

  • 113,148 bhp
  • Transmission

  • Manual, Automatic
  • Length/Width/Height

  • 4821 mm /1839 mm /1674 mm
  • Boot Space

  • 385 L
    • Park Distance Control and Rear-view Camera
    • Multi-collison brakes (MCB)
    • Brake Disc Wiping
    • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
    • Electronic differential lock system
    • Tire Pressure Deflation Warning
    • All seats with 3-point seat belts
    • Seat belt reminder (Driver and Co-dr)
  • About Volkswagen Taigun

    Volkswagen has axed-down the base Trend Line variant for the Taigun and comes in a new fully-loaded range-topping Topline variant in the 1.0-litre Dynamic Line Taigun. Now this is part of Volkswagen's new model positioning strategy in its India 2.0 game plan, as the German brand feels that its customers aspire for a decently equipped and upmarket offering even at the base level. And so the stripped-down base variant is not on offer. So the 1.0 TSI Dynamic Line iteration is available in Comfort Line, Highline and Topline variant where the automatic transmission is offered only on the latter two trims. The 1.5 TSI GT Line iteration has GT Line and GT Line Plus variants where the automatic is available only in the range-topping GT Line Plus trim.

    After the Skoda Kushaq, the Volkswagen Taigun is second model coming off the localised MQB-A0-IN platform empowering the brand to achieve 93 per cent of localisation level for new models in India. It aids both brands- Skoda and Volkswagen with aggressive pricing and in-turn taking on the dominating Korean duo- the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos that have taken the market by storm. Having said that, getting the right price was a challenge for Volkswagen India as the Taigun had to meet certain global standards, being at par with expectations its customers have from the brand. So with the Taigun the Idea was to come up with a compact SUV that looks stylish and upmarket, and is well-loaded with latest creature comforts without compromising on the performance and dynamics of the car. Well! We already have spent some quality time with the Taigun and can safely say that the German has stood straight on its benchmarks. The Volkswagen Taigun is in line with the carmaker's latest design language having sharp edges and bold character lines further accentuated with generous use of chrome, especially on the top-spec GT variant. You also see premium elements like LED headlights, LED daytime running lamps (DRLs), 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, conjoined LED taillight with sporty black elements, beefy cladding with chrome inserts, and faux skid plates, giving it that SUV stance.

    The cabin is finished in dual-tone black and grey, featuring a 10-inch touchscreen display, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and a fully digital instrument cluster on the Topline and GT variants. VW also offers optional body-coloured dash panelling, along with other features like wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, wireless charger, electric sunroof and rear AC vents among others. On the safety front, the SUV comes with three-point seat belts for all passengers, ISOFIX mounts, rear parking camera, ABS, and six airbags among others.

    Under the hood, the Volkswagen Taigun is offered with two turbocharged petrol engine options - the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI motor in the Dynamic Line variants and the 1.5-litre, four-litre TSI engine in the GT Line trims. The 1.0-litre TSI belts out 113 bhp and 175 Nm of torque while comes mated to a six-speed manual as standard and an optional six-speed torque converter automatic transmission in the Highline and Topline variants. The 1.5-litre, four-cylinder TSI unit churns out 148 bhp and 250 Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard while the seven-Speed DSG automatic transmission is optional on the GT Plus variant. The Tiguan with the 1.5-litre engine gets the cylinder deactivation system which cuts off two cylinders when you are coasting.

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    Taigun Mileage

    • 18.10KM/L
      69%Better mileage than other SUV
    • Fuel Type
      Transmission
      Mileage
      Petrol
      Automatic
      17.9 KM/L
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      Manual
      18.5 KM/L

    Volkswagen Taigun Price in India

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    13.41 Lakh
    13.24 Lakh
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    12.54 Lakh

    Volkswagen Taigun Colors

    Volkswagen Taigun : Reflex Silver

    Available for all variants.

    Volkswagen Taigun : Carbon Steel Grey

    Available for all variants.

    Volkswagen Taigun : Wild Cherry Red

    Available for all variants.
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    Volkswagen Taigun Videos

    Volkswagen Taigun Expert Review

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    Volkswagen finally makes the debut of the long-awaited Taigun in the midsize SUV category. The final launch of the affordable German vehicle was important. The Taigun is undoubtedly not the first midsize SUV to have entered the Indian market, but it is definitely a significant one, because it has come up with a mass appeal, unlike T-Roc, Tiguan AllSpace and Tiguan. Taigun closely resembles Skoda Kushaq and the first SUV to have appeared from the ambitious India 2.0 programme of Volkswagen. It has an Indianised appeal much like Skoda Kushaq which it uses to make a massive impact in large volumes.

    How’s the design?

    Taigun is not a very big, midsize SUV which is on sale in the country. There are other cars in the same segment that are significantly larger than Volkswagen’s ambitious vehicle. It is narrower and shorter than a Creta and does not associate with the typical butch road presence that Indian car lovers identify with a normal midsize SUV. It is rather contemporary and chic and unconventionally attractive in the body metal. The traditional curves and edges unmistakably identify with a typical Volkswagen with those clean and sharp lines and the uncluttered design language. It is more primum with that large headlamp cluster and the squared-out, raised bonnet. The clear-cut silhouette, the short-overhung stance and the long wheelbase are the most evident in the exterior profile.

    How does it perform?

    Engine type Displacement Power Torque
    Petrol 999cc 113 bhp at 5000-5500 rpm 178 Nm at 1750-4500 rpm
    Petrol 1498cc 148 bhp at 5000-6000 rpm 250 Nm at 1600-3500rpm

    The Volkswagen Taigun offers two types of petrol engine displacements, a 999 cc and a 1498 cc. This car is available in both automatic and manual transmission. The 1498 cc engine is capable of producing 148 bhp of power at 5000-6000 rpm and 250 NM of peak torque at 1600-3500 rpm. On the other hand, the variants with the 999cc engine can generate a 113 bhp of power at 5000-5500 rpm and 178 Nm of peak torque at 1750-4500 rpm.

    How’s the mileage?

    As far as the fuel economy of the Volkswagen Taigun is concerned, it offers an average mileage of 16.44 kmpl to 18.10 kmpl, depending on the variant that you purchase. But the difference in mileage delivery is almost negligible and all the variants perform equally well in terms of fuel economy.

    How’s the driving experience?

    The engine feels youthful and energetic right from the start and because of the wide-ranging torque down its rev range, one can drive happily around the city without having to worry about the gear position too often. A hard push on the acceleration makes the vehicle build pace rapidly and in a rather linear way. The engine is pretty vocal as you rev beyond the 3500-rpm mark. This character of the Taigun can get intrusive and boomy on long hauls. However, the smoothness of the transmission remains unchanged through the ride.

    How is its off-road capability?

    Most SUVs in general can be driven off-road at least to some extent. The Taigun is a midsize SUV that can ride pretty well on rough and uneven roads. The ground clearance of this SUV is 188 mm or 7.41 inches which is within the recommended range for off-roading. The unladen ground clearance of the car absorbs impact coming from bumps and potholes quite easily, making the ride smoother and seamless.

    What’s the interior like?

    Coming to the interiors of the Volkswagen Taigun, the car appears to be strikingly stylish inside out, featuring sporty dual-tone classy and premium interiors. The Ambient Lighting (white for Topline and Red for GT) is perfect for setting the mood. The car also features leatherette + leather seat upholstery, which adds plush comfort to the drivers and the passengers. The interior comes with a fairly spacious 385 litre boot space, and the rear backseat s of the car is foldable. The car sports an eight-inch touchscreen, which is used for controlling most of the features.

    Tech and infotainment

    The infotainment system in the car is used for controlling a large number of features

    Safety Equipment

    The infotainment system gives access to the driving data, adjusts the radio, and connects the smartphone to the Bluetooth Connectivity. The infotainment is used for locking and unlocking, and controlling wipers as well as the instrument cluster, and so on. Some of the other tech features integrated in the car are:

    • Air-bags
    • Central Locking
    • Brake Assist
    • Turn Indicators on ORVM
    • Electronic Differential Lock System
    • Speed Alert System
    • Multi Collision Brake
    • Passenger Airbags
    • Child Safety Lock
    • Electronic Stability Program
    • Headlamp Beam Adjuster
    • Manual Coming
    • Anti-Slip Regulation
    • Tyre Pressure Deflation Warning
    • ABS
    • Power Door Lock
    • Seat Belt Reminder

    Which variant to buy?

    The Taigun GT Plus and GT comes with a more powerful 1.5L turbo petrol engine. Even though the GT Trim comes with the same powerful engine as the Highline, it has a number of additional features, and does not come with many standard features one would expect from a 4-seater vehicle, and therefore, buying this variant would bring lesser value to their customers. Therefore, the 1.0 TSI Topline automatic, petrol variant is the best option for the driver.

    Which cars compete in this segment?

    There are many other cars competing in the same segment as the Volkswagen Taigun, and these include Skoda Kushaq, Kial Seltos, Honda Creta, MG Hector and so on. The Volkswagen Taigun is also one of the most affordable segments.

    Verdict (Value for money)

    Following the analysis of the car, it can be said that the Volkswagen Taigun is an absolute value for money, and there is no reason for not buying the car. It is impressive in terms of design, features, comfort, and ride quality. It is also one of the most practical cars in its segment. The solid European build quality of the car is yet another reason why people should consider buying it. Furthermore, the interior or the cabin of the car is just as impressive as its exterior. It offers good legroom, perfect ergonomics, supportive seats, and spacious storage. The boot space and foldable seats make the vehicle ideal for long drives as well. All these features combine to make this car worth buying.

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    Taigun FAQs

  • The fuel economy of the Volkswagen Taigun varies depending on the engine and transmission selected, as well as driving conditions. In India, for example, the Taigun has an estimated fuel economy of around 18 km/l for the 1.0-liter TSI engine with the manual transmission.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun features a McPherson strut front suspension and a torsion beam rear suspension, which provide a good balance between ride comfort and handling. The suspension is designed to absorb bumps and provide a smooth ride, while also providing good stability and control.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun is available with a range of different engine options, depending on the market. In India, for example, the Taigun is offered with a 1.0-liter TSI engine that produces 115 horsepower and 178 Nm of torque.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun is available with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission, depending on the trim level and engine selected. The automatic transmission features a smooth and responsive shifting performance.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun handles well on winding roads, with a good balance between ride comfort and handling. The suspension and steering are designed to provide good stability and control, while also absorbing bumps and providing a smooth ride.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun features an electric power steering system, which provides good feedback and responsiveness. The steering is designed to provide good control and stability, while also being easy to maneuver at low speeds.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun performs well on rough roads, thanks to its robust suspension system and high ground clearance. The suspension is designed to absorb bumps and provide a smooth ride, while the high ground clearance helps to prevent damage to the underbody.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun features disc brakes on all four wheels, which provide good stopping power and control. The brakes are designed to provide a smooth and responsive braking performance, while also being reliable and durable.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun handles well in city traffic, thanks to its compact size and responsive steering. The Taigun is easy to maneuver in tight spaces, and the steering is light and responsive at low speeds.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun features a front-wheel-drive drivetrain, which provides good traction and control. The drivetrain is designed to provide good acceleration and handling, while also being efficient and reliable.
  • The Volkswagen Taigun comes with two engine options: a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine and a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The 1.0-liter engine produces 108 horsepower, while the 1.5-liter engine produces 148 horsepower.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun produces up to 148 horsepower, depending on the engine size.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun is available with either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun seats up to five passengers.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun uses a McPherson strut front suspension and a semi-independent torsion beam rear suspension.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun is available in multiple trim levels, including the Trendline, Comfortline, and Highline.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun is available in front-wheel drive only.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun comes with a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun comes with a host of safety features, including anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, hill hold control, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and multiple airbags.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun has a cargo capacity of 385 liters with the rear seats in place and up to 1,281 liters with the rear seats folded down.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun comes with either halogen or LED headlights, depending on the trim level.

  • The starting price of the Volkswagen Taigun varies depending on the trim level and options, but it is expected to be competitive in its class.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun comes with a standard three-year/100,000 km warranty, which can be extended with various warranty packages.

  • The exterior color options for the Volkswagen Taigun vary depending on the market, but they typically include multiple shades of white, black, gray, blue, and red.
  • The overall design philosophy of the Volkswagen Taigun is to provide a modern and dynamic SUV with a bold and sporty appearance. The Taigun features strong character lines, a muscular stance, and distinctive design elements such as the Volkswagen logo and front grille.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun has an overall length of 4,205 mm, a width of 1,760 mm, and a height of 1,607 mm. It also has a wheelbase of 2,651 mm, which helps to provide ample interior space.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun has a prominent hexagonal grille, which features chrome accents and a honeycomb pattern. The grille is flanked by sleek LED headlights, which give the front of the vehicle a modern and sophisticated appearance.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun is available with LED headlights, which provide bright and efficient lighting. The headlights are designed to complement the overall style of the vehicle, with a sleek and modern appearance.

  • The roof rails on the Volkswagen Taigun serve a functional purpose, allowing passengers to carry additional cargo or equipment on the roof of the vehicle. They also add to the rugged and sporty appearance of the Taigun.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun is available with a range of different wheels, depending on the trim level and options selected. Options include 16-inch alloy wheels, 17-inch alloy wheels, and 18-inch alloy wheels, with a variety of different finishes and designs.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun features body cladding along the lower edges of the vehicle, which provides additional protection and helps to give the Taigun a more rugged appearance. The cladding is available in a contrasting color, which adds to the overall style of the vehicle.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun has a ground clearance of 188 mm, which is higher than many other compact SUVs. This helps to provide better off-road capability and also improves the overall ride height of the vehicle.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun is available with a rear spoiler, which not only adds to the sporty appearance of the vehicle but also helps to improve aerodynamics and reduce wind noise.

  • The taillights on the Volkswagen Taigun are designed to complement the overall style of the vehicle, with a modern and sleek appearance. The taillights use LED technology, which provides bright and efficient lighting.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun features front and rear skid plates, which help to protect the underbody of the vehicle during off-road driving. The skid plates are made from durable materials and are designed to withstand harsh conditions.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun is available in a range of different paint colors, depending on the trim level and options selected. Options include metallic and non-metallic colors, with a variety of different shades and finishes.

  • The chrome accents on the Volkswagen Taigun serve to highlight the design of the vehicle, adding a touch of sophistication and elegance. The chrome accents are used on the front grille, window surrounds, and other areas of the vehicle.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun features a sloping roofline, which gives the vehicle a more dynamic and sporty appearance. The roofline also helps to improve aerodynamics and reduce wind noise.

  • The Volkswagen Taigun is available with a single exhaust system, which is designed to provide efficient and quiet operation. The exhaust is integrated into the rear of the vehicle and is finished with a chrome tip, which adds to the overall style of the Taigun.
  • Volkswagen Taigun ex-showroom price in New Delhi starts at Rs. 11.55 Lakh and goes upto Rs. 18.70 Lakh. The Volkswagen Taigun on road price in New Delhi is Rs. 21.72 Lakh.

  • As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Volkswagen Taigun Petrol variant returns 16.44 to 18.10 Kmpl.

  • Volkswagen Taigun has a seating capacity of 5 people.

  • Volkswagen Taigun comes with total 8 variants. 11.0 TSI Comfortline MT, 1.0 TSI Topline AT, 1.5 TSI GT Line Plus are the most popular ones.

  • The price of Taigun starts at Rs. 11.55 Lakh (ex showroom) and the Dusters price starts from Rs. 8 Lakh. Get detailed comparison between Taigun and Duster on the basis of specifications, mileage, price & others.

  • Some of the primary compeitors for Volkswagen Taigun are: Skoda Kushaq, Hyundai New Creta, Renault Duster and Nissan Kicks.