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Volkswagen Taigun

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Volkswagen Taigun
2021 Volkswagen Taigun 1.5 TSI GT (India) front view 02.png
2021 Volkswagen Taigun 1.5 GT (India)
Overview
ManufacturerVolkswagen
Also calledVolkswagen T-Cross
Production2021–present
AssemblyIndia: Chakan (Škoda VW India)
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact crossover SUV (B)
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
PlatformVolkswagen Group MQB A0 IN
RelatedŠkoda Kushaq
Volkswagen Polo Mk6
Volkswagen Virtus
Volkswagen Nivus
SEAT Arona
Škoda Kamiq
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
7-speed DSG
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,651 mm (104.4 in)
Length4,221 mm (166.2 in)
Width1,760 mm (69.3 in)
Height1,612 mm (63.5 in)

The Volkswagen Taigun is a subcompact crossover SUV (B-segment) manufactured by the German automaker Volkswagen since 2021. Manufactured in India and destined for the Indian market, the Taigun is based on the Volkswagen T-Cross.

The "Taigun" nameplate can be traced from 2012 when Volkswagen unveiled an unrelated smaller crossover SUV concept car with the same name. It was based on the Up city car and was planned to be mass-produced in 2016 for Europe, Brazil and India. However, the Up-based Taigun project was ultimately cancelled. Taigun was officially launched in India on 23rd September of 2021.[1]

Overview

The prototype version of the T-Cross-based Taigun was showcased in Auto Expo in February 2020 and is planned on sale by mid-2021.[2] The Taigun is based on the long-wheelbase version of the T-Cross, with several differences. For example, the Taigun shares a similar front-end with the Chinese-market T-Cross. Volkswagen stated the vehicle is built on the Volkswagen Group MQB A0 IN platform dedicated for the Indian market. The platform is also shared with the Škoda Kushaq which debuted in March 2021.[3]

The production version of the Taigun was revealed on 31 March 2021. It is made exclusively for the Indian market, under the VW Group's India 2.0 plan.[4] The only visible changes made to the car are the downsizing of the wheels for 19 inches to 17 inches.[5]

Powertrain

Petrol engines
Model Displacement Power Torque Transmission
1.0 TSI 999 cc I3 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) 175 N⋅m (129 lb⋅ft) 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic
1.5 TSI 1,498 cc I4 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) 250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG

Concept version

Volkswagen Taigun Concept
Overview
ProductionCancelled
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact crossover SUV (B)
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront engine, front-wheel drive
PlatformVolkswagen Group NSF
RelatedVolkswagen up!
Volkswagen Crossblue concept
Powertrain
Engine1.0L I3
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,469 mm (97.2 in)
Length3,858 mm (151.9 in)
Width1,727 mm (68.0 in)
Height1,570 mm (61.8 in)

Unrelated to the 2021 Taigun, the Volkswagen Taigun nameplate debuted as a near-production concept subcompact crossover SUV. It had the potential of replacing the hatchback CrossFox, and slotting below the Tiguan compact crossover SUV, competing against mini crossover SUVs alongside the Nissan Juke, the Mini Countryman and the Suzuki SX4.

The prototype was unveiled at the 2012 São Paulo International Motor Show.[6][7] The Taigun was planned to be unveiled by the Volkswagen Group for the model year of 2016,[8] however the plan was scrapped.[9][10] The car was deemed too small, contrary with the market trend and was instead replaced by the Volkswagen T-Cross which went on sale in 2018.

References

  1. ^ Bureau, Our. "With Taigun launch, VW eyes 10% market share in mid-SUV market". @businessline. Retrieved 2021-09-24.
  2. ^ "Volkswagen Taigun specifications and features revealed". CarWale. 2020-02-11. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  3. ^ Volkswagen. "VW Taigun Returns As Small Crossover With T-Cross Looks". Motor1.com. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  4. ^ "No new Volkswagen Small Cars for India - THIS IS SAD!". All About Buying & Selling of Used Cars, New Car Launches. 2018-05-31. Retrieved 2021-04-09.
  5. ^ "EvenDrive's answer to Why do cars released in India have smaller tyres compared to their global counterpart releases? - Quora". www.quora.com. Retrieved 2021-04-09.
  6. ^ "2016 Volkswagen Taigun Concept". Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  7. ^ "2016 Volkswagen Taigun Rumors". Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  8. ^ Volkswagen reveals Taigun concept -- Autoweek (Retrieved 2012-10-22)
  9. ^ Radu, Mihnea (2016-02-09). "VW Taigun Canceled Because It's Too Small, New SUV Concept to Debut in Geneva". autoevolution. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  10. ^ Jayachandran, Aravind (2016-02-16). "VW Taigun compact SUV cancelled - Report". Indianautosblog. Retrieved 2020-03-05.

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