Volkswagen has rolled out a couple of nifty new standard features on the Taigun midsize SUV. However, with these additions, Volkswagen has once again increased the prices of the Taigun, which now start at Rs 11.39 lakh (ex-showroom). This is the third time Volkswagen has hiked prices of the Taigun since its launch in September last year.
- Taigun now gets engine idle start/stop and TPMS as standard equipment
- VW claims improved mileage with the engine idle start/stop feature
- VW Taigun prices have gone up by 2.5-4 percent
Volkswagen Taigun: new standard features
Volkswagen is now offering the Taigun with engine idle start/stop and tyre pressure monitoring system as standard equipment on all the variants. The engine idle start/stop feature was so far only available with the larger 1.5-litre TSI engine, but is now also available on the 1.0-litre TSI engine.
Volkswagen claims the addition of engine idle start/stop feature on the 1.0-litre TSI variants has improved its fuel efficiency by 6 percent. The ARAI-claimed fuel efficiency for the 1.0-litre TSI variants of the Taigun are now 19.20kpl and 17.23kpl for the manual and automatic, respectively, up from 18.1kpl and 16.44kpl, respectively.
As for the tyre pressure monitoring system, so far it was available on the higher-spec Topline and GT trims, but is now available right from the base Comfortline trim.
In another update, in the GT Line variants, the cherry red-coloured dashboard inlays will be available only with the Wild Cherry Red exterior colour, whereas other exterior colours will have the glossy grey dashboard inlays.
Volkswagen Taigun: price hike
The addition of these new features has certainly come at a cost. Volkswagen has increased prices of the Taigun in the range of 2.5-4 percent, depending on the variant. This means the prices have gone up by Rs 40,000-60,000. The company has also attributed rising input and material costs as one of the reasons for the price hike. Prices for the Taigun now range between Rs 11.39 lakh-18.59 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Here's by how much prices for each variant of the Taigun have gone up:
|Volkswagen Taigun price (ex-showroom, India)|
|Variants||New Price||Old Price||Difference|
|Comfortline||Rs 11.39 lakh||Rs 10.99 lakh||Rs 40,000|
|Highline||Rs 13.39 lakh||Rs 12.99 lakh||Rs 40,000|
|Highline AT||Rs 14.79 lakh||Rs 14.39 lakh||Rs 40,000|
|Topline||Rs 15.39 lakh||Rs 14.99 lakh||Rs 40,000|
|Topline AT||Rs 16.89 lakh||Rs 16.39 lakh||Rs 50,000|
|GT MT||Rs 15.79 lakh||Rs 15.39 lakh||Rs 40,000|
|GT AT||Rs 18.59 lakh||Rs 17.99 lakh||Rs 60,000|