Volkswagen has again teased its upcoming compact SUV- Volkswagen Taigun on social media platforms ahead of its launch. The carmaker released a teaser video of the Taigun giving us a fair idea of the front end of the production-ready model. The SUV has already been listed on the German carmaker's official India website for collecting online enquiries. As we already know, the Volkswagen Taigun has been specifically designed for the Indian market and will be based on the company's MQB A0 IN platform, which will in-turn spawn Volkswagen Group's upcoming models.
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The new Volkswagen Taigun is closely related to the T-Cross sold in the European market but will be longer, more spacious and will meet the needs of the Indian customers. The Volkswagen Taigun gets elements like LED lighting, single-bar LED brake lamp at the rear, faux diffusers on the bumper and a very upright and boxy profile and compared to the T-Cross it is expected to about 100 mm longer. In terms of design, it looks butch yet very urban, taking inspiration from the T-Cross and even the Tiguan. The front section is upright making for an imposing face, while the boxy proportions give it a nice stance.
The cabin looks premium with the exterior colours highlighting the black and grey cabin. Feature list is also impressive including an all-digital instrument console, large touchscreen infotainment system, fast-charging USB slots, and app based connected features too among others. The rear seat is roomy thanks to the stretched wheelbase, and there's ample of headroom and knee-room too, courtesy of the wide body. The rear seat is roomy thanks to the stretched wheelbase, and there's ample of headroom and knee-room too, courtesy of the wide body. There are rear AC vents for added convenience and the large glasshouse should give a better sense of space.
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Powering the Taigun will be the 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged TSI petrol engine that will churn out 113 bhp and 200 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options will include the 6-speed manual and possibly the 7-speed DSG automatic. Sadly, there won't be any all-wheel drive (AWD) variant of the Taigun. Volkswagen is also planning to heavily localise the Taigun in India which can go up to 93 per cent. This will keep the pricing competitive.