German carmaker Volkswagen has announced the start of production and opening of pre-bookings for the highly anticipated SUV Taigun. The SUV is built on the MQB AO IN platform; the first Taigun SUV rolled out of the production line at VW`s Chakan plant in Pune. Deliveries for the new SUV are set to begin in September 2021, and interested customers can pre-book the Taigun from VW India`s online and offline retail outlets.
The first product from Volkswagen under the India 2.0 project, the Taigun, will retain the brand’s DNA of superior build quality, safety and a fun-to-drive experience. The bold, dynamic, and German engineered SUVW, Volkswagen Taigun, exudes character and confidence. It boasts of a charismatic design language, with striking exteriors, premium interiors, digital cockpit, modern and convenient infotainment systems. The Taigun is spacious and keeps the occupants and those outside the vehicle safe and secure.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, ŠKODA AUTOVolkswagen India Pvt. Ltd., said, “Today, we embark on a journey that marks a significant milestone for Volkswagen, with the start of production of the Taigun. A thoroughbred Volkswagen, the Taigun retains the German engineering prowess, while achieving a localization level of up to 95 per cent. The Taigun has been designed to meet the needs of the discerning Indian customer and will be a competitive product offering in the fast-growing mid-size SUV segment.”
Sharing his excitement on the start of production and pre-bookings commencement, Mr Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, said, “The Volkswagen Taigun has received overwhelming feedback from customers and media colleagues. With the start of production and bookings open, we are extremely excited to bring the Taigun soon to the Indian market and let our customers enjoy driving the bold, dynamic and German engineered SUVW. The Taigun fits perfectly to the needs of the modern, contemporary customer with an active and vibrant lifestyle. We are confident that the SUVW will be a success in the India market.”
The Volkswagen Taigun will be powered by the brands’ globally renowned TSI technology and will be available with two engine options, 1.0L and 1.5L, respectively. Volkswagen now offers its TSI technology across its product line-up, offering customers the right mix of power and performance while being fuel-efficient. Taigun will be offered with the following engine and gearbox combinations: 1.5L TSI mated to 7-speed DSG and 6-speed Manual gearbox and 1.0L TSI engine mated to a 6-speed Automatic and Manual gearbox.
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