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Old 15th February 2021, 11:24   #31
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The 330l bootspace is a joke on 4.2m car. That bootspace is ok in 4m category, but if you got to take on koreans, you should come all guns blazing. Lack of diesel option will also be a deal breaker for many. Many people diss Koreans, but the way they have done recent launches, and what VW/Skoda is planning to launch, seems that Koreans might have the last laugh.
If 330L bootspace is indeed true, then the only "customization" they have done for this IN platform is probably using inferior steel. I have delayed my car upgrade for so long because I cannot find a good enough car <20L.

Also, at 20L OTR, these guys are making a killing considering the T-Roc is 25 OTR inspite of being imported. I might as well save up and buy that.

All Im looking for is something like the creta/seltos that is safe and not compromised for the indian market.
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By the looks of it it would be mid-end October before we see the cars on the road. VW doesn't seem be be in any real hurry which is surprising given that they had a near production ready model almost a year ago.
VW has learnt stuff the hard way. The early Vento's were known to be unreliable and lost a lot of customers. They know they can't mess up the reliability of their next car in any way and would want a niggle free car on the road rather than launch at the perfect time.

After the Kia fiasco, I would agree with their approach.
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Old 20th February 2021, 22:36   #33
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Just happened to visit the VW showroom with a friend who wanted to check out the new Polo Turbo Comfortline. Sales people told they would start taking bookings for Taigun from July and sounded extremely positive that the car will start getting delivered from September. Let’s see.

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Parents visited the showroom last Saturday to get a few things for the Vento. Fortunately, my mom seemed to have spotted 3 cars (all under white covers) of the shape of the Taigun. Might make the drive over there this week just to get the photos. Considering the fact that the dealership sells almost 10% of all VW's in India, it won't be shocking to see some pre-production units parked there.
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Parents visited the showroom last Saturday to get a few things for the Vento. Fortunately, my mom seemed to have spotted 3 cars (all under white covers) of the shape of the Taigun. Might make the drive over there this week just to get the photos. Considering the fact that the dealership sells almost 10% of all VW's in India, it won't be shocking to see some pre-production units parked there.

No, it will not be the Taigun, but the Tiguan ( 5 seater)
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2021 Volkswagen Taigun spied testing in final production form

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Here's the Volkswagen Taigun cruising on highway, video from Overdrive, apart from pictures posted in the previous post


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Now that the Kushaq event is done, any news on media event for Taigun? There were rumors about a media event in February or March. Any updates anyone is aware of?
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Volkswagen is slated to take the covers off the production-spec Taigun on March 24, 2021.

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Volkswagen is slated to take the covers off the production-spec Taigun on March 24, 2021.

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Interesting name ‘covers off’ what does this mean? Is there a media event planned?
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I think most probably there is a market sentiment that buyers want to decide between Kushaq and Taigun for the final call.

My hypothesis is - A big chunk of buyers going for Korean twins would not wait for VW/Skoda and already made their decisions based in sizing though I still call it immature one without seeing the car in person. But the remaining ones who desire a top notch product as expected of VW/Skoda or who are fence sitters between Koreans and Germans are also waiting for Taigun launch to decide between Kushaq and Taigun.

Initially, VW amd Skoda management would have assumed that Kushaq and Taigun should be launched apart to prevent cannibalization of each other but market sentiment might have proved otherwise. Hence, they might need to launch these cars together to get both products start selling or else none of them picks up till both are launched and buyers decide.
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VW Taigun to be priced at the premium end of the mid-size SUV segment.

-Volkswagen is not looking to severely undercut the competition and will instead go with its tradition of premium positioning, even with the Taigun.

- Taigun to retain VW’s solid build and fun-to-drive characteristics

- To be a feature rich package

- Expected to be priced in the Rs 10-18 lakh (ex-showroom) range

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we are here for the volumes, but at the same time, we will not compromise on our DNA which includes safety and fun-to-drive characteristics. So, these are things which will be inbuilt into the car (Taigun), and if that calls for a little bit of premium, we are definitely willing to do that

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VW Taigun to be priced at the premium end of the mid-size SUV segment.

- Expected to be priced in the Rs 10-18 lakh (ex-showroom) range




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At 18L we are talking about a premium over the diesel automatic version of the Creta. So VW is creating a niche product which will sell low double digits per month if this pricing is indeed true. There are not many additional features they can offer which are not there in Creta, also they already sold CBU import of T-ROC at less than 20L. They are asking close to that price for a product which is heavily localized and is going to use a lot of cheaper steel and plastic which doesn't need to withstand the lower temperature requirement of Europe. I for one believe they have a winner in their hands if they price this right at launch.
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Interesting name ‘covers off’ what does this mean? Is there a media event planned?
Will mostly be a 'static premiere' like what Skoda did with the Kushaq. Only display, no drives!

Like I mentioned in the Kushaq thread - guess we can expect separate ceremonies for the announcement of bookings, media drives, price announcements etc.
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I think most probably there is a market sentiment that buyers want to decide between Kushaq and Taigun for the final call.

My hypothesis is - A big chunk of buyers going for Korean twins would not wait for VW/Skoda and already made their decisions based in sizing though I still call it immature one without seeing the car in person. But the remaining ones who desire a top notch product as expected of VW/Skoda or who are fence sitters between Koreans and Germans are also waiting for Taigun launch to decide between Kushaq and Taigun.

Initially, VW amd Skoda management would have assumed that Kushaq and Taigun should be launched apart to prevent cannibalization of each other but market sentiment might have proved otherwise. Hence, they might need to launch these cars together to get both products start selling or else none of them picks up till both are launched and buyers decide.
I think you are right. But I don't think Taigun has gone thru enough test miles as Kushaq (based on the number of times we have seen it on road). So I don't know how niggle free it would be at launch if they rush the launch at this time.
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