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Volkswagen India launches Taigun First Anniversary Edition compact SUV with 11 new features

Volkswagen India has just launched the first anniversary edition of the Taigun compact SUV. As the name suggests, the Taigun First Anniversary Edition marks the first anniversary of this compact SUV in the Indian market. The Taigun has been Volkswagen’s best-selling vehicle since its launch, and the Anniversary Edition includes 11 new features and is based on the Dynamic version. Reservations are now open at all Volkswagen India dealerships. Deliveries will start soon.

The Volkswagen Taigun First Anniversary Edition is available in three colors: Rising Blue (new color), Curcuma Yellow and Wild Cherry Red. In the meantime, here are the 11 new features offered on the Taigun Special Edition: high lux fog lamps, body color door trim, black C-pillar graphics, black roof sheet, door edge protector, black ORVM caps, window visors with aluminum pedals.

Ashish Gupta, Brand Manager, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said:

The Taigun had an extremely fulfilling trip to India and reached the global stage as a Top 3 finalist for World Car of the Year. We have been extremely overwhelmed with the feedback, appreciation and acceptance SUVW has received from our customers. The carline truly embodies the core DNA of the Volkswagen brand with superior build quality, safety and driving experience. With the introduction of this one year anniversary celebration offer, we would like to thank our valued customers who have helped make Taigun one of the most admired SUVWs in India and have resonated Taigun’s #HustleModeOn personality.

The dynamic version of the Volkswagen Taigun is powered by a 1-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol TSI engine that produces 115 hp of peak power and 178 Nm of peak torque. The engine is offered with 2 gearbox options: a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic. Both gearboxes drive the front wheels of the car.

Volkswagen Taigun First Anniversary Edition launched with 11 new features

Those looking for more performance can opt for the Performance Line finish of the Taigun. This version is powered by the 1.5-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged TSI petrol engine that produces 150 hp of peak power and 250 Nm of peak torque. This engine is offered with 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic (DSG) gearbox options. A highlight of this engine is cylinder deactivation technology (known as ACT), which helps increase mileage at cruising speeds. The engine is also equipped with start-stop technology, which cuts the engine at traffic stops and restarts it seamlessly when the driver depresses the clutch.

The Volkswagen Taigun is based on the MQB A0 platform and has a sibling in the form of the Skoda Kushaq. Except for different styling and interiors, the two SUVs look alike and operate in the compact SUV segment in India. Competition for the Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq comes from Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Nissan Kicks.