The upcoming VW Taigun will be the most powerful SUV in its segment. Also, it will be the first car to launch under VW's 'India 2.0' project.
VW India has plans to launch 4 new vehicles based the locally-manufactured MQB AO IN platform. The upcoming VW Taigun will be the company’s first car introduced under the Group's 'India 2.0' Project. The carmaker also has plans to launch an all-new C-sedan to replace Vento, new-gen Polo and a compact SUV. The all-new VW Taigun will only be offered in the gasoline version. VW will retail the upcoming SUV with 2 powertrain options- a 1.0-litre three-pot turbocharged petrol and a 1.5-litre TSI EVO mill. The entry-level and mid-level trims will be offered with the 1.0-litre petrol unit, while the top-of-the-line model will equip the 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine.
The 1.0-litre, three-pot turbocharged petrol engine will propel many vehicles under ‘India 2.0’ project. The engine is good at shredding out 115bhp of power and 200 Nm of torque. The motor will come mated to a 6-speed manual or an optional 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. At the moment, this engine powers the ongoing Polo and Vento, and develops 110bhp and 175 Nm.
On the other hand, the 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine, which powers the VW T-RO, will be available on the top-spec variant of the VW Taigun. The engine is tuned to produce power and torque outputs of 148bhp and 250 Nm, respectively. Transmission duties are done by a 7-speed DCT gearbox. What this means is that the all-new VW Taigun will be the most powerful SUV in its segment.
While the Hyundai Creta is avaliable with a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine that offers a maximum power of 138bhp, the VW Taigun will feature a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol unit that outputs 150bhp.
Once launched, the all-new SUV will rival with the likes of Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. Both the SUV’s are powered by 115 hp 1.5-litre petrol and diesel options along with a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit, which churns out 138bhp of peak power. The upcoming 1.5-litre TSI EVO power plant will also feature cylinder deactivation technology, which allows the motor to disengage up to 2-pots to optimize fuel mileage.