Launched on the 23rd of September, 2021 Volkswagen Taigun which is a complete rival of Skoda Kushaq is available in the same configuration of 1.0L and 1.5L TSI engines. Taigun which is a budget option in India from Volkswagen across all its range can become a great option in the SUV segment. Well to know more about this follow the blog below and yeah Welcome to the Let’s Review Series.
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Taigun is available in two trims one is the Dynamic line (1.0L TSI), the other one is the Performance line (1.5L TSI EVO). The 1.0L TSI engine is available in 6-speed manual and automatic transmission while the 1.5L TSI engine is available in 6-speed manual or 7 speed DSG transmissions. The claimed fuel efficiency in 1.0L TSI is 18.10kmpl (Manual) and 16.44kmpl (Automatic) while in the 1.5L TSI unit it is 18.47kmpl (Manual) and 17.88kmpl (7 Speed DSG).
Refer to the Quick Spec sheet for more Specifications:
Well in this article talking only about GT+ trim, the car features extensive chrome treatment in the front. Moreover, All the headlamps are projector on this trim including the indicators which are LED. However, the fog lamps are halogens with chrome treatment on them. The bumper also features a wide plate of chrome crossing the number plate connecting both the fog lamps as well. The front look of the vehicle also features a front skid plate which is kinda hidden under the bumper.
On the sides, Taigun drags the attraction by its alloy wheels which also get an extra sort of black treatment which is missing on the non – GT trim. Further, there is a GT badging too on the sides of the hood which also gets chrome treatment. The wheelbase of the vehicle is really long and believe me it is an actual Gran Turismo if you are looking at it from the sides. Taigun also features roof rails which are functional too with a maximum loading capacity of 50kgs.
On the rear Taigun’s design is really impressive! All taillight combination is again LED. Moreover, both the taillights are connected with each other with a strip that looks like a reflector but it’s an actual LED light. The rear design will remind you of the Audi A8L which also has a rear strip light connecting both the tail lamps.
The interior of Taigun is just like any other vehicle, the seats are comfortable but the thing which is not good is the use of hard plastics which shouldn’t be expected from Volkswagen. However, all the storage spaces are of decent size,. The glove box is good in storage and features a refrigeration function as well. Moreover, on the central console, there is a dedicated key holder as well along with an adjustable front armrest.
Almost all tech is given in the vehicle is inspired by Skoda Kushaq or the Kushaq is inspired by Taigun well no one knows about it. Taigun features an infotainment system which is kinda good and features android and apple car play connectivities along with VW apps. The cluster is also equipped with a Virtual cockpit unit with an 8-inch of display that tells all the information regarding the vehicle. The steering is equipped with steering-mounted controls and is adjustable as well. It gets engine start/stop along with cruise control.
As the car belongs from Volkswagen motors so it means it’s a refined and tested unit but still it has some limitations:
- Features across the trims: There are many features in the GT trim Taigun as compared to the Non GT trim which is not good as the GT trim is more expensive.
- Insulation: under the hood, there is no insulation at all as it’s an area where Volkswagen has managed to do cost-cutting which ultimately resulted in a vocal engine at higher speeds. The engine noise can be felt inside the cabin too which sometimes feels sportier but at the same time, it’s irritating as well.
Well, no doubt if you are looking for a German-engineered budget vehicle with a TSI motor then this will be the best option for you. However, you can also opt for Skoda Kushaq as well if you are not a fan of VW.
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Credits: All the images have been taken from the official Volkswagen Website.