Volkswagen Taigun Launched : First Look Review ||

Volkswagen has introduced their newest entrant for India. This car belongs to C-segment crossovers, or compact SUV which we like to say. Taigun is a part of VW's India 2.0 plan, based on all new MQBA0IN platform. More cars will also come sharing this platform. Skoda's Kushaq is also pinned by the same. The C-segment crossover SUV is one of the hottest selling segment in Indian market but only had few option and completely dominated by Koreans. Hyundai Creta was the best car in India for the month of May with Kia Seltos on 8th position. VW Group has sensed the potential in this segment and hence decided to launch not one but two cars, Skoda Kushaq and VolksWagen Taigun. Today we are talking about Taigun, Skoda is reserved for another day. Taigun competes against Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Nissan Kicks and upcoming MG Astor.

  Engine & Gearbox

Taigun is powered by two petrol engines and both turbocharged, the 1.0L TSI and 1.5L TSI EVO. The 999cc turbo pertol engine produces 115 Ps and 178 Nm. It is mated with a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed Torque Converter Automatic transmission. The 1.5L produces 150Ps and 250 Nm, it is available with 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG automatic unit. The 1.5L is equipped with ACT (Active Cylinder Technology) which cuts off two ignition for two cylinders, as it senses there is no need of enough power to enhance the fuel economy and then switches them again as soon as we we need more power. The transition between the process is so smooth that it is unnoticeable. The variants with 1.0L are called Dynamic Line while the one with 1.5L are called GT Line. Fuel efficiency is around 18kmpl max for both engines as per VW. 


Starting right off Taigun's face, it looks like a baby Tiguan. It sports a typical VW face with dual stepped grill finished in chrome. The GT badge is also on the right of the car, if you opt for GT Line. The bonnet has cuts and creases for that muscular look. It also now gets new Volkswagen logo. On the sides we get full LED headlamps with LED projectors and DRLs. for lower variants there are dual chamber halogen headlamp. The indicators are also LED but does not have swipe feature. Lower on the bumper, the fog lamp is halogen and gets gloss black surrounds. There is a huge unique chrome thick strip which VW calls the chrome wing. Lower the wing we have honeycomb mesh for air dams in plastic cladding and this cladding is around the car to give a sporty and rough touch to the car, typical SUV element. There is also a silver finished skid plate on top spec variants.

On the sides VW Taigun carries a sculpted and sharp lines. GT Line badge is placed on front fender if opted for one, else nothing. Piano Black B-Pillar for top spec and matte black for lower trims, black and silver functional roof rails and a shark fin antennae. There is carbon gloss black roof standard on GT +. Lower we get 17 inch dual tone diamond cut wheels for top spec, 16inch silver alloy wheels for mid spec and 16 inch alloy wheel for base variants. Window line and door handles are garnished by chrome. 

On the rear of Taigun, we see the Infinite LED tail lamps, these are spread across the width of the car with piano black surrounds. On the top lies a subtle rear spoiler with integrated HMSL. The VW logo does not flip and functions like a boot opener but we get a dedicated button for that. On the lower part of boot lid we get Taigun badging and GT badge on the right. The rear bumper is black plastic but gets signature chrome wing as in front bumper. Lower we get a fake silver skid plate as well.


Volkswagen Taigun looks premium inside, gets dual tone silver and black interior theme. We get a new perforated leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel. Steering wheel gets control for infotainment, instrument cluster and cruise control, gets piano black and silver accents. It gets a 8-inch digital cockpit, red theme for 1.5L and blue for 1.0L. Beside the cluster, we get a super fluidic and responsive 10" infotainment touchscreen display. It supports wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and gets 6-speaker system. Below the display we get horizontal AC vents and below that we have some dummy buttons and hazard light button and much lower we get touch controls for Air Conditioning system. Below that we get two USB-C ports and wireless charging pad. Centre console gets silver accents. The gear lever also get leather around it. Start stop button is placed right to the gear lever/selector. On the dashboard we get fake carbon fibre insert. The AC vents get red surround in red colour option. We also get red ambient light in GT line and white in Dynamic Topline.

Seats are dual-tone leatherette with triangular stamped pattern. Front seats gets ventilation function. The rear seats gets three adjustable headrests, centre armrest and brushed aluminium door handles. The seats are 60:40 foldable and gets two rear AC vents with chrome accents. 

  Safety Features

  • Upto 6-Airbags
  • ABS, EBD, BA
  • Hill Hold Assist
  • All seats with 3-point seat belts 
  • Seat belt reminder (Driver and Co-driver) 
  • 5 headrest (for all passengers) 
  • Engine immobilizer with floating code system 
  • Speed alert system 
  • Parking sensors and rear Reversing camera with static guidelines 
  • Height adjustable driver seat 
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage, 
  • Driver side window auto up/down with pinch guard 
  • Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror 
  • Front fog lamps with static cornering light 
  • Rear defogger, Rear wiper and washer 
  • Rain and Light sensor 

  Price and Colours:

Volkswagen Taigun is available in five colour options:

Curcuma Yellow, Wide Cherry Red, Candy White, Reflex Silver and Carbon Steel Grey
Prices of Taigun starts from Rs10.49 lakhs ex-showroom


Engine/ Transmission



1.0TSI / Manual

10.49 lakhs


1.0TSI / Manual

12.80 lakhs


1.0 TSI /AT

14.10 lakhs


1.0TSI / Manual

14.57 lakhs


1.5 TSI / MT

15.00 lakhs


1.0 TSI / AT

15.91 lakhs

GT +

1.5 TSI / DSG

17.50 lakhs

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