Volkswagen Cars India announces the start of production and pre-bookings open for the much-awaited SUVW – the Taigun. Built on the MQB A0 IN platform, the first Taigun rolled out from the Chakan plant in Pune. With deliveries beginning in September, all customers can pre-book the vehicle at their nearest dealership or via Volkswagen’s official website. The Taigun is the first product from Volkswagen under the India 2.0 project.
The Volkswagen Taigun is available with two engine options 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre, respectively. In addition, it will be offered with the following engine and gearbox combinations: 1.5-litre TSI mated to a 7-speed DSG and 6-speed manual gearbox and 1.0-litre TSI engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic and manual gearbox.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen 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 percent. 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 an 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.”