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Volkswagen Taigun Pre-Bookings Open Ahead Of India Launch: But There Is A Catch!

Volkswagen Taigun pre-bookings open in India. However, the pre-bookings are only open for those who have registered their interest earlier, and are part of the 'Taigun Squad'.

Volkswagen Taigun Pre-Bookings Open Ahead Of India Launch: Registered Owners, Benefits, Expected Price & Other Details

Members of the Taigun Squad who pre-book the SUV will also receive benefits from the company via a voucher worth Rs 5,000. Customers can redeem the voucher to purchase an Extended Warranty or a Service Value Pack or a specially curated accessories package.

Volkswagen Taigun Pre-Bookings Open Ahead Of India Launch: Registered Owners, Benefits, Expected Price & Other Details

Taigun India Launch, Deliveries & Expected Price

Volkswagen will be launching the Taigun in the third week of September and deliveries are said to begin right after the launch. Customers from the Taigun Squad program would be the first ones to receive the SUV.

Volkswagen Taigun Pre-Bookings Open Ahead Of India Launch: Registered Owners, Benefits, Expected Price & Other Details

The VW Taigun is offered in two trims: Standard and GT. They will further be offered with two engine, and three transmission options. The company has achieved over 95% localization. Prices for the Taigun are expected to start at around Rs 10 lakh, ex-showroom. We have already driven the Taigun SUV ahead of its launch — here is our detailed review.

Volkswagen Taigun Pre-Bookings Open Ahead Of India Launch: Registered Owners, Benefits, Expected Price & Other Details

Exteriors & Platform

The Taigun will be using the renowned MQB platform which is modified to suit Indian buyers and road conditions. The India version of the platform is relatively longer than the original platform making for a roomier cabin, and is called MQB-A0-IN.

Volkswagen Taigun Pre-Bookings Open Ahead Of India Launch: Registered Owners, Benefits, Expected Price & Other Details

Speaking of the SUV's exteriors, it is expected to feature the LED Matrix headlamp technology with integrated LED DRLs. It also gets LED fog lamps and LED taillamps. The increasing popularity of lightbars is seen in the Taigun design with a large unit placed across the length of the boot lid.

Volkswagen Taigun Pre-Bookings Open Ahead Of India Launch: Registered Owners, Benefits, Expected Price & Other Details

Other features:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • All-around body cladding
  • Shark-fin antenna
  • Chrome grille
  • Roof rails
  • Colour Options:

    • Curcuma Yellow
    • Wild Cherry Red
    • Candy White
    • Reflex Silver
    • Carbon Steel Frey
    • Volkswagen Taigun Pre-Bookings Open Ahead Of India Launch: Registered Owners, Benefits, Expected Price & Other Details

      Interiors & Technology

      The Taigun will include the brand's virtual cockpit design with a TFT digital instrument cluster. It will also feature a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It will also support wireless smartphone connectivity such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto & the brand's latest form of connected technology.

      Volkswagen Taigun Pre-Bookings Open Ahead Of India Launch: Registered Owners, Benefits, Expected Price & Other Details

      Other features:

      • 8-inch digital instrument cluster
      • Wireless smartphone charger
      • Rear AC vents
      • Front & rear charging ports
      • Central armrest with cup holders
      • Climate control
      • Volkswagen Taigun Pre-Bookings Open Ahead Of India Launch: Registered Owners, Benefits, Expected Price & Other Details

        Engine & Transmission

        The Volkswagen Taigun will be offered in two engine options. The lower-spec 1.0-litre engine will produce a maximum power of 113bhp at 5500rpm, and a peak torque of 175Nm at 1750rpm; paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic.

        Volkswagen Taigun Pre-Bookings Open Ahead Of India Launch: Registered Owners, Benefits, Expected Price & Other Details

        On the other hand, the larger 1.5-litre engine will dish out a maximum of 148bhp at 5000rpm, and a peak torque of 250Nm at 1500rpm; mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG gearbox. The GT variant will be offered with the 1.5-litre TSI engine as standard.

        Volkswagen Taigun Pre-Bookings Open Ahead Of India Launch: Registered Owners, Benefits, Expected Price & Other Details

        Safety Features

        Volkswagen is offering the Taigun with over 40 safety features including 6 Airbags on the top-spec models.

        Other features:

        • Multi-collision brakes
        • Auto-dimming IRVM
        • Hill-hold control
        • 3-point seatbelts for all seats
        • Park Distance Control & rear-view camera
        • Tire Pressure Deflation Warning
        • ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
        • ABS with EBD
        • Volkswagen Taigun Pre-Bookings Open Ahead Of India Launch: Registered Owners, Benefits, Expected Price & Other Details

          Thoughts About The Volkswagen Taigun Pre-Bookings Open Ahead Of India Launch

          The Volkswagen Taigun will be the latest mid-size SUV launching in India. With 95% localization, we can expect Taigun to be priced aggressively by the brand. Once launched, the Taigun will rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks, and the Skoda Kushaq in India.

          Looking to pre-book the Taigun? Watch our review video to know more about the upcoming mid-size SUV's performance, ride quality, and mileage; among others.

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Article Published On: Monday, August 9, 2021, 17:45 [IST]
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