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2021 Volkswagen Taigun will get ‘GT’ variant & digital instrument cluster

Written by Parichay Malvankar

By now, we know that Volkswagen is all set to launch their Taigun SUV. The new 2021 Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq would have a different top hat with major differences on the inside as well; but will share all the major mechanicals like the chassis, engine and other hardware.

What is the Taigun?

The all-new 2021 Volkswagen Taigun for India will be based on the newly developed MQB-A0-IN platform which is likely to be 30% stiffer than the PQ platform. The Taigun will be a 5-seater SUV which will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks and Renault Duster. But rumours suggest that even without a diesel motor, the VW Taigun could be priced at a premium when compared to competition.

What features to expect?

While most of us know the basics to expect from the new Taigun, we have now learnt that VW might introduce a top ‘GT’ variant for this SUV. The feature list would include a full LED headlamps, 17″ alloy wheels, digital instrument cluster, active info display, 10″ infotainment system, electric sunroof, ventilated front seats, 6-airbags, adjustable head rests for all 3 rear occupants, ESC as standard, ISOFIX, Hill Hold Control and the usual other kit which you expect from a car in this segment. In terms of space, in comparison to the Skoda Kushaq; expect the same as both the cars will share an identical 2,651mm on wheelbase.

What’s under the hood?

Powering the 2021 VW Taigun in India would be a 1.0L TSI petrol motor producing 115 PS of power and 175 Nm of torque. For the power-hungry customers, there will also be a 1.5L TSI EVO motor producing 150 PS of peak power and 250 Nm of torque. Both engines will come with an option of manual as well as automatic gearboxes. However, there will be no off-road specific hardware on the car, as is the case with every other model in the segment.

What price?

Expect pricing to be in the range of INR 13 – 20 lakh, on-road. Also, in due course of time, expect Volkswagen to launch multiple variants based on the new Taigun just like the Polo and Vento keep getting refreshed every now and then. Volkswagen is also gearing up to launch other SUVs in the Indian market such as the T-Roc, Tiguan AllSpace and Tiguan 5-seater under its SUVW strategy.