It’s been a little over a month since Volkswagen launched the Taigun in India and the midsize SUV has already racked up over 18,000 bookings. Volkswagen has also revealed that the Taigun has a waiting period of over two months, depending on the variant you opt for.
- Volkswagen crossed the 18,000 bookings milestone with the Taigun in India
- Currently has a waiting period of over two months in most cities
- Taigun has received more bookings than Skoda Kushaq so far
Volkswagen Taigun: the journey so far
Volkswagen had already received over 12,000 pre-bookings for the Taigun even before it was officially launched in the market on September 23. In little over a month, VW has now racked up another 6,000 bookings. What’s interesting is that the Taigun is doing considerably better than the Skoda Kushaq, which recently crossed the 15,000 bookings mark, despite being launched three months before the Taigun.
Volkswagen also revealed that the company registered 50 percent growth in sales volume in October as compared to the same period last year, attributing it to the Taigun, although a specific sales figure was not revealed. And while Volkswagen didn’t reveal which variant was the most popular, they said both Dynamic and Performance Line variants are seeing high demand.
Volkswagen Taigun: a quick recap
Under the hood, the Taigun gets two TSI turbo-petrol engine options – a 115hp, 175Nm, 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol and a 150hp, 250Nm, 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine. Both engines come with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. As far as automatic gearboxes are concerned, the smaller 1.0-litre unit gets a 6-speed torque converter, while the larger 1.5-litre unit gets a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
The midsize SUV is available in two distinct variant lines – Dynamic Line and Performance Line. The Dynamic Line includes three trims – Comfortline, Highline and Topline, while the Performance Line includes two trims – GT and GT Plus. The smaller engine is offered with the Dynamic Line, while the larger engine is offered with the Performance Line variants.
In terms of features, the Taigun’s top-spec variant gets a 10-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the My Volkswagen connect app, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, leatherette upholstery, ambient lighting, automatic climate control, USB Type-C ports, wireless charging ad, cooled glovebox, a sunroof, cooled front seats and 17-inch alloys.
Volkswagen Taigun: price and rivals
The Volkswagen Taigun is priced between Rs 10.50 lakh-17.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and rivals the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, Skoda Kushaq and Renault Duster.
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