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Old 7th November 2020, 09:42   #46
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Sorry for the off topic post, but searching for the meaning of Taigun showed that it means a large crowd or herd in Japanese. Is there any other meaning in some other language that VW used?
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VW Taigun appears in its portal with some details for prospective buyers:
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Peek into the world of our upcoming SUVW, The Volkswagen Taigun.

This bold, sporty and energetic member of our SUVW family is preparing for launch. As we prepare to bring you this spirited SUVW, we're excited to let you in on details that you must look out for.
Register your interest to keep up with all the latest updates on the Taigun by filling the form below.
Source: Volkswagen India
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A bit confused now. Is Taigun another CBU like the T-Roc? Or is this the localised and made for India Compact SUV in the Creta / Seltos segment?
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A bit confused now. Is Taigun another CBU like the T-Roc? Or is this the localised and made for India Compact SUV in the Creta / Seltos segment?
It is a localized T Cross ( broadly) similar to Skoda's Vision INm in the segment that you have specified.

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Any probable timeframe for launching this car in India?
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Volkswagen India's Instagram Q&A session showed that there will be an option of a DSG for the upcoming Taigun which indirectly confirms that there will be a 1.5 TSI I suppose considering that the 1.0 TSI will get the 6 speed MT and the Torque Converter gearbox.
Nice. The DSG transmission coupled with the 1.5 TSI engine should be a proper hoot to drive. I just hope that there are no gearbox gremlins and reliability issues which the car comes saddled with. If VW ensures that this vehicle is a reliable one, then the car should do really well in our market which is already maturing towards higher priced but intrinsically competent vehicles.
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Any probable timeframe for launching this car in India?
Skoda's Vision IN launching early 2021, while the Taigun could launch in mid 2021.
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The full-width light bar at the rear and the logo at its centre, along with the use of chrome below remind me very strongly of the Hector. Is this a coincidence or a result of VW partnering with SAIC in the Chinese market?
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The Taigun is essentially the China spec T-Cross with body colored bumpers. The interior looks similar too. I can't figure out what VW meant by 'tailored to Indian tastes'. Hopefully, it does not mean compromising on structural integrity and safety.

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'tailored to Indian tastes'.
Hope this means (a) Extra chrome (b) Ventilated seats (c) air purifier (d) XX-inch touchscreen that can make you breakfast, rather than (e) no brakes (f) 0 crash test rating.

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Hope this means (a) Extra chrome (b) Ventilated seats (c) air purifier (d) XX-inch touchscreen that can make you breakfast, rather than (e) no brakes (f) 0 crash test rating.

The Skoda / VW SUV's for India are dimensionally different from the international versions (Kamiq/T Cross), thus freeing up more space to the interior and comparable ( though a bit lesser) to the other cars in this segment currently sold here.

Exteriors too will be tweaked to have a more upright stance as a SUV.
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If I'm not wrong, this listing has been there for a few months now. This went live right after the auto expo.
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Hope this means (a) Extra chrome (b) Ventilated seats (c) air purifier (d) XX-inch touchscreen that can make you breakfast, rather than (e) no brakes (f) 0 crash test rating.
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Last time they did something similar and gave us Ameo

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I have seen T-Cross in person and it looks decent. Hope they don't modify it to cut the cost.
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I remember seeing Taigun on the VW india page from a long time, I guess after the Auto Expo 2020. Is there anything new that has been posted on the website? At least I could not notice anything of that sort.
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Skoda's Vision IN launching early 2021, while the Taigun could launch in mid 2021.
Hi Volkman, has anyone from Skoda confirmed this timeline, recently?
Earlier in 2020, Zac Hollis of Skoda India had mentioned on his twitter timeline that VisionIN compact/ sub-compact SUV will only be ready in Q2, 2021.
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