The Volkswagen Taigun gets a GT variant which adds more chrome upfront
The Volkswagen Taigun gets a GT variant which adds more chrome upfrontVolkswagen India

Volkswagen Taigun design images showcased

Following the reveal of the Volkswagen Taigun last month, the interior design images have now been revealed

The production-spec Volkswagen Taigun was showcased last month, but without an interior reveal. Volkswagen has now finally brought us the interior renderings of their all new made-in-India mid-size SUV, giving us a look at the dashboard, centre console and the front cabin section.

Volkswagen Taigun interior

The Volkswagen Taigun's interior gets a similar dual-tone black and grey colour treatment like the Volkswagen T-Roc, it is quite identical to the Taigun concept. A 10-inch infotainment touch screen grabs the attention, as it is placed at the centre of the dashboard. This system will come equipped with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Volkswagen's very own My Volkswagen connect app which helps gain access to the connected car features.

Present below the touch screen are two AirCon vents and a touch panel with haptic feedback for controls. The Volkswagen Taigun also gets a pair of USB Type-C ports, a digital cockpit system, wireless charging pad and an electric sunroof. The flat-bottom steering wheel houses music, telephone and cruise control buttons. The front leather seats will also offer ventilation function. On the safety aspect, the top-end variants of the Taigun will be equipped with 6 airbags, ESP, hill-hold assist, tyre pressure monitoring and isofix mounts for child seats.

Interior design of the product spec Taigun remains identical to the Taigun concept
Interior design of the product spec Taigun remains identical to the Taigun conceptVolkswagen India

Volkswagen Taigun exterior

There's no mistaking the Taigun to be anything but a Volkswagen on the outside. At the front, it gets oodles of chrome accents surrounding the grille and the fog lamp housing on the GT variant. The grille is flanked by LED headlights and DRLs. To give it the butch SUV look, Volkswagen has given the Taigun a skid plate, plastic cladding and roof rails that make it seem taller. The GT variant adds red brake callipers, a blacked-out roof, a GT badge on the grille and color contrast trim elements inside. The rear section of the Volkswagen Taigun is fairly distinct as it features a large LED light bar and LED tail lights

Check out our full exterior walkaround video of the Volkswagen Taigun down below

Volkswagen Taigun engine

The Volkswagen Taigun will have a choice of two engines, both turbo-petrols. The first 1.0-litre TSI will be shared with the Polo and Vento, it in the Taigun will make an output of 113bhp and 175 NM torque. It will have the choice to be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The second engine on offer is a 1.5-litre TSI, this powerplant is borrowed from the Volkswagen T-Roc making 148bhp and 250Nm torque. It will be available with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed twin-clutch DSG.

Ashish Gupta — brand director, Volkswagen India says, "Pricing of the Taigun will be competitive and in the heart of the market." We expect the pricing to undercut the Hyundai Creta as the Taigun is 95 per cent localised. The Volkswagen Taigun is all set to be launched in July 2021, that is after the launch of its sibling the Skoda Kushaq.

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