Car manufacturers present in India are implementing price hike across their car range and Volkswagen is not far behind. The German car manufacturer has implemented a price hike on the Volkswagen Taigun that was launched in India last year. It is quite interesting to note that a few days back Taigun’s sibling- Skoda Kushaq has also received a price hike. The price hike of Volkswagen Taigun is a result of increasing input costs in the country.
The price hike across various trims of the SUV ranges between Rs 40,000 and Rs 60,000. After the price hike Volkswagen Taigun costs between Rs 11.39 lakh and Rs 18.59 lakh. Earlier the price of the SUV was between Rs 10.99 lakh and Rs 17.99 lakh.
The details about the price hike have been mentioned below.
|Variants||New Price||Old Price|
|Comfortline||Rs 11.39 lakh||Rs 10.99 lakh|
|Highline||Rs 13.39 lakh||Rs 12.99 lakh|
|Highline AT||Rs 14.79 lakh||Rs 14.39 lakh|
|Topline||Rs 15.39 lakh||Rs 14.99 lakh|
|Topline AT||Rs 16.89 lakh||Rs 16.39 lakh|
|GT MT||Rs 15.79 lakh||Rs 15.39 lakh|
|GT AT||Rs 18.59 lakh||Rs 17.99 lakh|
Volkswagen Taigun New Features
Volkswagen has also introduced many features as a standard feature on the Taigun SUV. The new features on the SUV include engine idle start/stop and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Earlier, Both the features were present in specific trims only.
The company claims that the introduction of engine idle start/stop feature will boost the mileage of the Volkswagen Taigun. The manual version of 1.0-litre TSI variant provides a mileage of 19.20kmpl rather than 18.1 kmpl. Similarly, the automatic variant of of 1.0-litre TSI gives a mileage of 17.23kmpl rather than 16.44kmpl.
Engine and safety
In terms of engine, the VW Taigun gets an option for 1.0-litre three cylinder petrol engine or 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. Both the engines get 6 speed manual transmission. However, the 1.0 TSI engine gets a 6 speed Automatic gearbox, while the 1.5 TSI engine gets a 7 speed Automatic (DSG) gearbox. The 1.0-litre engine offers an 115PS of power and 178 Nm of maximum torque. On the other hand 1.5-litre engine churns power of 150 PS and a maximum torque of 250 Nm.
The safety features of the SUV include six airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), multi collision brakes, auto dimming IRVM, hill hold control, 3 point seatbelts for all seats, park distance control and rear-view camera, ISOFIX child seat mount and other features. The cruise control of the Taigun makes driving more convenient at high speeds.
(Note: The prices mentioned in the article are ex-showroom New Delhi)