2021 Volkswagen Taigun India Launch Highlights: India-specific SUVW

2021 Volkswagen Taigun Launch in India Today, New Volkswagen Taigun Price in India, Specs, Features: The Volkswagen Taigun finally goes on sale in the country today at a starting price of Rs. 10.49 lakh to rival a slew of other compact SUVs.

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2021 Volkswagen Taigun Price in India, Features, Specifications Highlights: Volkswagen India has launched its smallest SUV in the Indian market today – Taigun. It will take on the likes of Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and more. The Taigun is developed specifically for the Indian market under the brand’s India 2.0 project. Underpinned by the MQB-A0-IN platform, the Volkswagen Taigun is heavily localized. While the brand has already unveiled the vehicle to the masses, it looks chic from all angles. The lines on the Taigun look premium, and the overall design feel mature and upmarket. In fact, the Taigun comes loaded with a slew of features. The brand has announced its prices and variant line-up today. The Taigun start at Rs 10.49 lakh (ex-showroom) and tops out at Rs. 17.49 lakh (ex-showroom).

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    13:38 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Thanks for joining in!

    Thank you for joining in ladies and gentlemen. This was all for today about the Volkswagen Taigun, as it enters the Indian market at a starting price of Rs. 10.49 lakh. Please note that all prices are introductory.

    13:31 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Taigun is fuel-efficient too

    The Taigun has a claimed fuel efficieny of 18.10 kmpl for the 1.0L MTtrim, whereas the 1.0L AT configuration returns 16.44 kmpl. The bigger 1.5L motor, on the hand, delivers 18.47 kmpl with the manual gearbox and 17.88 kmpl with the 7-speed DSG.

    13:27 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Even the entry-level trim if feature loaded!

    The base-spec Comfortline trim gets the following feature:

    1. Functional roof rails (50 kg capacity)
    2. Infinity LED tail lamps
    3. Signature trapezoidal chrome wing
    4. silver painted diffuser
    5. ORVM-mounted turn indicators
    6. 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit
    7. Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    8. Electronic stability control
    13:20 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    5 colour options in total

    The Taigun will retails in 5 colour options, namely Curcuma Yellow, Wild Cherry Red, Candy White, Carbon Steel Grey, and Reflex Silver. In addition, there are 7 variants to choose from.

    13:18 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    No diesel engine on offer

    Volkswagen will not be offering the option of a diesel engine with the Taigun. The brand has also dicontinued the diesel engine choices,which were earlier offered with other offerings. This decisson came into effect after the BS-6 complaince was rolled-out.

    13:16 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Top-spec GT Plus trim gets 7-speed DSG, delivers 17.88 kmpl

    Priced at Rs. 17.49 lakh, ex-showroom, the range-topping GT Plus trim gets a 7-speed DSG with teh 1.5L TSI Evo motor. It also gets red brake callipers, aluminium pedals, R17 Manila alloy wheels and more.

    13:11 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    The GT trim starts at Rs. 14.99 lakh, gets 1.5L TSI Evo motor

    The base-spec trim in the Performance line is the GT variant, and it is priced at Rs. 14.99 lakh. It gets the 1.5L TSI Evo motor along wiht a 6-speed manual gearbox. This engine also does duties on the bigger T-Roc.

    13:03 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    The AT comes at a premium

    The automatic avatar of the Topline trim is priced at Rs. 15.90 lakh,ex-showroom. Interestingly, it manages to deliver 16.44 kmpl, as claimed by the carmaker. In the Dynamic Line grades, this is the most expensive trim option.

    13:01 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Topline trim will retail for Rs. 14.56 lakh

    In the Dynamic Line grade, the Topline is the range-topping trim, and it is priced at Rs. 14.56 lakh, ex-showroom. It comes loaded with all the bells and whistles. The list includes 6 airbags, electronic stability control, digital cockpit, tyre deflation warning system and more.

    12:58 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    With an AT, Highline costs Rs. 14.09 lakh

    The Highline variant can be had with a 6-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox. It is priced at Rs. 14.09 lakh, ex-showroom. The fuel economy for this engine-gearbox combinations is rated at 16.44 kmpl.

    12:55 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Highline MT Priced at Rs. 12.79 lakh

    Next trim on the ladder is the Highline MT variant. It is priced at Rs. 12.79 lakh, ex-showroom. It will come equipped with 10-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, wireless phone charger, automatic climate control and more.

    12:48 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Prices start at Rs. 10.49 lakh

    The entry-level Comfortline variant is priced at Rs. 10.49 lakh, ex-showroom. It will be offered with a 1.0L TSI motor and a 6-speed stick shift gearbox. The option of an automatic will not be available to the buyers of this trim.

    12:44 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Two new cars coming soon from Volkswagen

    As Mr. Ashish Gupta adresses the viewers, he adds that Volkswagen will soon be launching two new cars in the Indian market. What could be these two new offerings? Well, keep following Express Drives for updates on this front.

    12:43 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Volkswagen Taigun prices announced

    12:38 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Perfromance line prices

    The GT trim starts at Rs. 14.99 lakh, while the GT Plus trim starts at Rs. 17.49 lakh.

    12:36 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Performance line variants

    12:35 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Dynamic line variants

    No trendline on offer

    12:35 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Variants on offer

    The Taigun will be sold in two variant line-ups - Dynamic line and Performance line

    12:32 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Volkswagen Taigun service packages

    12:31 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Warranty & service intervals

    12:29 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Affordable service cost

    Service cost for 1.0L variant - 37 paise per km1.5L variant - 40 paise per km

    12:28 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Six accesory packages

    12:26 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Safety all around!

    The Taigun gets a long of safety equipment. Take a look here to know what all it comes with.

    12:24 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Bold exterior & bold interior

    The Taigun gets a distinctive design. The brand claims that the design is bold on both outside and inside. Here's a small list of all the major design highlights.

    12:21 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Kriti Kharbanda and Ali Fazal enter the stage

    Not just theTaigun, its brand ambassadors - Kriti Kharbanda and Ali Fazal join the Taigun for the launch ceremony.

    12:18 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Volkswagen Taigun makes an entry

    A launch event cannot complete without the cars. Hence, the Volksawgen Taigun makes an entry in the event. The Curcuma Yellow paint scheme surely looks exciting in this dark environment.

    12:15 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    12,221 pre-bookings!

    The brand has garnered 12,221 pre-bookings for the Taigun. Well, it is an interesting number and showcases the warm response that the SUV has received from the Indian audience.

    12:13 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Here are the engine & gearbox options on offer

    The Taigun will be availble with 2 engine choices - 1.0L TSI and 1.5L TSI. Also, there will be three transmisison choices - 6-speed MT, 6-speed AT, and 7-speed AT.

    12:10 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Safe to the cores

    12:09 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    First product under India 2.0 project with MQB A0 IN

    The Taigun is the brand's first product under the India 2.0 project to be developed in India and to be manufactured in India as well. In fact, it is the first product to feature MQB A0 IN architecture.

    12:05 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Volkswagen 4ever program to improve ownership experience

    The brand has introduce 4ever program that includes 4-year warranty, reduced part prices and more. Also, the brand has reduced the engine oil prices for the petrol engine by roughly 30 per cent. The overall service cost is resultantly reduced by 15-20 per cent.

    12:02 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Retaining customer loyalty

    Volkswagen is adressing the ownership experience and is planning to improve it by retaining the customer loyalty.

    11:59 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Volkswagen network cover 80 per cent of Indian geography

    11:57 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Volkswagen's target customer

    Mr. Ashish Gupta reveals the target customer of the Volkswagen brand. He adds that poeple who are ambitious, passionate, upwardly mobile, confident, and energetic loves the Volkswagen brand.

    11:52 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    The launch begins!

    So ladies and gentlemen, tighten up your seatbelts, the launch ceremony for the 2021 Volkswagen Taigun begins. Mr. Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Group India, takes the stage. Well, the prices would be out soon.

    11:42 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Stage is setting up

    The stage is ready, and soon the launch ceremony of the Volkswagen Taigun will begin. As can be seen in the image below, the outline of the tail lamps of the Taigun looks bold. It is being projected on the screen in multiple colour schemes.

    11:35 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    The launch begins soon

    Prices for the VW Taigun will be announced today, and the company will also be revealing the variant line-up of the SUV.

    11:20 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    The battlefield?

    The Taigun will compete in one of the most-heated segments of the Indian automotive market. Also, it will face some serious competition from the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, and MG Hector.

    11:11 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    The Taigun is safe too

    The safety kit on the Taigun comprises a raft of safety features. The list includes 6 airbags, tyre pressure deflation warning, ISOFIX child seat mounts, and auto-dimming IRVM. It also gets electronic stability control as standard affair across the range.

    11:00 (IST)23 Sep 2021
    Gets a loaded cabin

    The Volkswagen SUV gets an 8-inch all-digital instrument console like Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, but only in the top-spec trim. Also, there is a large 10-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, a wireless phone charging pad, cruise control, ambient lighting and more.

    The Volkswagen Taigun is finally launched in the country today. The compact SUV is one of the most premium offerings in the segment and will come loaded to the gills. It will feature electronic stability control as a standard affair across the range. Moreover, there will be two turbo-petrol units to choose from - 1.0L TSI and 1.5L TSI. With the Taigun, the German brand is targeting to sell around 5,000 units every month.