Volkswagen first revealed its mid-size production-ready SUV the Volkswagen Taigun in the 2020 Auto Expo and since then the car has only made a teaser appearance a few months back. However, the carmaker has finally announced the launched date of this much-awaited SUV which is going to be on 31st March. The new Volkswagen Taigun will be the company’s first mid-size SUV in the domestic market and will be the second car of the VW group to be built on the heavily localized MQB A0 IN platform.
Upon the launch, the car will be locking horns with some of the best-selling cars in the SUV segment like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, MG Hector, Tata Harrier, Renault Duster and the newly released Skoda Kushaq which also shares the same platform as the Taigun.
Coming to the details of the new Volkswagen Taigun, the car will be offered in two different powertrain options first being the lower 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI turbocharged petrol engine capable of producing a max power output of 115 PS and an optimum torque output of 175 Nm, which will be mated with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The second offering is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI diesel engine producing a max power output of 150 PS and a max torque output of 250Nm, which will be mated with either a 6-speed manual transmission or via 7-speed DCT gearbox.
Talking about the Volkswagen line-up which as for now consists of Volkswagen Polo, Volkswagen Vento, Volkswagen T-Roc and Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace. For future projects apart from Taigun, Volkswagen is also working on its 5-seater variant of the Tiguan and the next-gen Vento. However, most of the companies are now only focusing on the SUV segment for the domestic market as the SUV segment has proven its worth recently with some graph topping sale figures.