Volkswagen is all set to put the Taigun’s wheels into motion on Indian roads in early 2016 after showcasing it’s concept in the Sao Paulo Motor Show 2012. Taigun is the new SUV designed with diligent German engineering whose price tag can vary from Rs. 9 lacs to Rs. 14 lacs.
Under the hood: It is expected that the car will have 1.0l, 3-cylinder turbo petrol and a new-generation diesel engine. The petrol variant churning out max power of 108 bhp and max torque of 175 Nm, while the diesel variant’s output is still unrevealed. The top achievable speed is 155 kmph and the acceleration from 0-100 kmph can be reached in min 9.2 sec. The car is supposed to have 6-speed manual gearbox and the fuel efficiency expected is around 25km/l (ARAI certified).
Note: The above specs are of petrol variant and still tentative. The exact specs of both the variant could only by disclosed by its launch.
Exteriors: The length of the car will be roughly 3859mm and width 1728mm.The front look resembles Dacia Duster with smart character lines and curves. Same goes for the side profile of the car. The wheels are expected to be handsome 17 inch alloy built with flower shaped spokes. This SUV will offer 380l of boot which will be extendable upto987lwhen rear seats are folded. The ORVMs doesn’t seem to have turn indicators on them.In the front there is a rectangle shape low in breadth grill with fine 2 chrome strips holding the brand logo in the middle and on either ends there are large headlamps most probably with the day time running LED lights. The bottom part of the car on sides, front and rear have an extra cladding of plastic and steel giving a sporty look to the car. The exhaust pipes at the rear are also appealing. The car is expected to have roof railings and rear spoiler too.
The interiors give a cool feel with the ‘blue’ in everything starting with the upholstery to the front pockets or the depression where door handles are located. There is also yellow lining on the steering wheel on the stitches, air conditioners and the front pockets. You can expect a nice entertainment box in the form of integrated music system with mp3 player, Bluetooth connectivity and USB and AUX-In ports. I guess there are no rear A/C vents in the car.
Volkswagen hopes to make its mark in the small- SUV category in India and expects to reach high on the sales chart. The the car will compete head on with Ford EcoSport, Mahindra Quanto, Mahindra XUV and Renault Duster. The war is already started in the minds of corporate of these huge brands but it will be exciting to watch this war of competition on road in the form of people’s choice.
Now that you have reached the end of the article, presuming that you have read it all, I am sure ithas given you a rough idea whether this car suits your tastes or not! So you can plan well to go on an escapade with your family in this luxury SUV.
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