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Volkswagen teases Taigun SUV for India to rival the Creta & Seltos

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Volkswagen showcased the Taigun SUV in its concept form at the 15th edition of the Auto Expo 2020 in Delhi. The brand has now teased the Taigun on the official media channel. The Volkswagen Taigun, when launched, will rival the likes of the Kia Seltos SUV and the Hyundai Creta SUV in the mid-size SUV segment. In addition, Volkswagen has also activated the Register Interest tab on the official Indian website confirming the car’s launch in 2021. 

The Volkswagen Taigun will be the Volkswagen Group’s first SUV in the 2021 offensive under the India Project 2.0 initiative. Following the Volkswagen Taigun, it’s Czech cousin the Skoda Vision IN is expected to make its market launch in the production form. A similar pattern with the new-generation Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid is expected to be seen. The Taigun will be underpinned by the Volkswagen’s MQB (Modular Transverse Matrix) platform which will be heavily localised for the Indian market and called the MQB-A0-IN. 

In terms of features, the Volkswagen Taigun is expected to come with typical VW design language with straight cuts and crease lines, a squared-off body with a geometric front end that comes with dual-projector headlamps with LEDs, chrome radiator grille that incorporates well with the headlamp cluster, satin silver finished front bumper applique, a silver skid plate, black inserts around the fog light area, black cladded wheel arches, dual-tone alloy wheels, silver-finished roof rails, a chrome window beltline, graphics of the C-pillar, wraparound taillamp with a lightbar that connects the two units, a rear skid plate with diffuser effect and a tailgate incorporated spoiler. 

On the inside, the Taigun is expected to come with a multilayered dashboard with a minimalist layout, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integrated 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, fully-digital instrumentation, sporty steering wheel with controls, multi-zone climate control air-conditioning, electric sunroof etc. Under the hood, the Taigun is expected to come with a 1.5-litre TSI four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine which is expected to belt out between 130 PS to 150 PS of power matched to a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission.