Intended to tap the emerging compact SUV market, Volkswagen might bring in the Taigun to India by early 2015. The vehicle made its debut at the Delhi Auto Expo in February 2014. Designed on the “New Small Family Platform”, the VW’s compact SUV will take on the Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport, Nissan Terrano and the upcoming sub-compact SUV from Maruti, Honda and Hyundai.
Expected Launch Date – Early 2015
Expected Price – Rs. 8.00 lakh to Rs. 14.00 lakh
Q1. What is the boot space of Volkswagen Taigun compact SUV?
Ans- The Volkswagen Taigun has a boot space of 280-litres, which is more than sufficient to carry daily luggage bags. The luggage carrying capacity can be extended by folding the rear bench seat. Storage compartments are also integrated in the swivelling tailgate (width: 900mm), which can be opened with an aluminium handle.
Q2. Tell me about Volkswagen Taigun’s power?
Ans- Volkswagen Taigun compact SUV is powered by a 1.0-litre TSI (turbocharged, direct injection petrol engine) that churns out a maximum power output of 110bhp at 5000rpm and 175Nm of peak torque at 1500rpm. In India, the model will also be made available with diesel engine which is likely to be the same 1.2-litre TDI engine producing 74bhp.
Q3. What is the price of Volkswagen Taigun compact SUV?
Ans- The Volkswagen Taigun will compete against the likes of Ford EcoSport and upcoming compact SUVs. So, it is expected that the SUV will be priced around Rs. 7-10 lakh.
Q4. What is the top speed of Volkswagen Taigun?
Ans. With 1.0-litre TSI engine, the VW Taigun catches a top speed of 186kmph.
Q5. Tell me the dimensions of the Volkswagen Taigun compact SUV?
Ans- It measures 3,859mm in length, 1728mm in width and 1570mm in height. The mini SUV has a wheelbase of 2470mm, which is large owing to its short length.
Q6. What is the mileage of Volkswagen Taigun in city and on highway?
Ans. The company claims it to be a highly fuel efficient SUV. It returns an impressive fuel economy of around 21-22kmpl. However, we expect it to offer a decent mileage of around 15-16kmpl in city driving conditions and 18-20kmpl on highways.
Q7. What is the fuel tank capacity of Volkswagen Taigun?
Ans- The compact SUV has 50-litres of fuel tank capacity.
Q8. How is Volkswagen Taigun’s pick-up or acceleration?
Ans- The Volkswagen Taigun accelerates to 100kmph from standstill in just 9.2 seconds and it catches a top speed of 186kmph.
Q9. What are Volkswagen Taigun’s safety and other features?
Ans. The new VW Taigun compact SUV comes equipped with several safety and comfort features. It will get the anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, fog lamps, airbags for both driver and its co-occupants, and many more.
Q10. How is the performance of Volkswagen Taigun?
Ans. It is a well know fact that Volkswagen cars offers an excellent performance and handling, and the same is expected from the Taigun SUV. The vehicle will get the 1.0 TSI engine that produces 110bhp, while the diesel version will be powered by the tried & tested 1.2-litre TDI engine.
Q11. Tell me about Volkswagen Taigun’s engine options?
Ans- The Volkswagen Taigun will be made available in both petrol and diesel guise. While the petrol version will get the 1.0-litre TSI engine, the oil burner will have the 1.2-litre TDI engine. It is also expected that the company might also introduce the 1.2-litre engine that also powers the Polo hatchback.
Q12. Does Volkswagen Taigun come in diesel engine?
Ans- Yes, the mini SUV will also come in diesel engine, which is likely to be the same 74bhp, 1.2-litre engine that does duty in the Polo hatchback.
Q13: Does VW Taigun come in automatic transmission gearbox?
Ans- Yes, the Volkswagen Taigun is likely to be offered with an automatic transmission option. The petrol engine is expected to get the 7-speed DSG gearbox.
Q14. What is the launch date of Volkswagen Taigun compact SUV?
Ans- The Volkswagen Taigun compact SUV is expected to make its Indian debut by the early 2015.
Q15. Which engine will power VW Taigun diesel?
Ans- The diesel version of the compact SUV will get the 1.2-litre engine that also does its duty to the Polo hatchback. This engine churns out a max power output of 74bhp.