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Old 9th June 2021, 10:42   #286
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What is with the "hustle mode" tagline? The oxford dictionary describes a hustler as "a person adept at aggressive selling or illicit dealing". One of the meanings listed for hustle is "obtain illicitly or by forceful action"

Now I can understand an SUV with say, a vague association with powerful politicians and real estate sharks advertising this way - the prospective buyers may like being called hustlers. For an SUV aimed primarily at up-and-coming young professionals and families, this does not seem very suitable. But, hey, who know? Kia Seltos got away with "Badass" which may have emboldened VW to go with this kid of tagline.
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Kia Seltos got away with "Badass" which may have emboldened VW to go with this kid of tagline.
Suzuki got away with " Refined SUV" for S Cross and "Urban SUV" for Ignis. I think there are very few which actually make sense like the legendary" Reclaim your life"
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What is with the "hustle mode" tagline? The oxford dictionary describes a hustler as "a person adept at aggressive selling or illicit dealing". One of the meanings listed for hustle is "obtain illicitly or by forceful action"
To each his own!

Here is the meaning of hustle per any dictionary
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The meaning that you are referring to is an informal one (specifically for the US). Neither are we americans nor is Volkswagen! So I would like to believe that they are using the term with its actual meaning.
When I saw their advertisement, I connected with the message and thought it as apt for the youth (my opinion).

I am not here to offend a "Distinguished - BHPian", as I have immense respect for you all but since your posts carry so much of influence I would request not to be negative for things that are not even meant that way (highly likely)
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To each his own!

Here is the meaning of hustle per any dictionary
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The meaning that you are referring to is an informal one (specifically for the US). Neither are we americans nor is Volkswagen! So I would like to believe that they are using the term with its actual meaning.
When I saw their advertisement, I connected with the message and thought it as apt for the youth (my opinion).

I am not here to offend a "Distinguished - BHPian", as I have immense respect for you all but since your posts carry so much of influence I would request not to be negative for things that are not even meant that way (highly likely)
On a lighter note if we go by the dictionary meaning, VW is using word 'hustle' for a car that was first showcased in Jan 2020 and not yet launched. Irony
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To each his own!

Here is the meaning of hustle per any dictionary
Happy to learn differently, but I just opened Google and typed hustle to check the meaning and below is what comes up for me. Granted, the second one is "North American English", but even item #1 - "push roughly, jostle " is not very positive.

Plus, Millennials have grown up on Nexflix and Amazon Prime English shows and movies (mostly North American slang English) and learned their language quite a bit in that way! So though India and VW are not in North America, the vast global cultural influence of Hollywood is hard to paper over.
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I think the "hustle" here can be the reference to the gambit in premium executive crossover, which indeed can be tough considering the dominance of Creta & Seltos.
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I know its not the Indian variant but just curious if export models for other Asian countries are pretty similar to Taigun.

The following review popped up on my YouTube recommendations.

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I know its not the Indian variant but just curious if export models for other Asian countries are pretty similar to Taigun.

The following review popped up on my YouTube recommendations.

https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=rWirc_y38GE
Looking at this review I would thank VW for offering a better car to us than in Phillipines though Panaromic Sunroof lovers in India might disagree. But overall Taigun seems to be much better than T-Cross: Better engines, better Gearbox, even USB-C types, Adjustable headrests and could be much more.
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Looking at this review I would thank VW for offering a better car to us than in Phillipines though Panaromic Sunroof lovers in India might disagree. But overall Taigun seems to be much better than T-Cross: Better engines, better Gearbox, even USB-C types, Adjustable headrests and could be much more.
Yes this the first thing that came to my mind as well.
Apart from the subjective looks; overall value proposition for India seems to be a lot better and it basically overlaps both the 10 l as well as 18 l segment.

Personally I think not having panoramic sunroof is not a big deal considering most of the time I prefer the mechanism closed with only the sun shade opened. Its becomes more of a novelty for rear seat passengers, not so much for the driver/co-passenger.
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Volkswagen Taigun unofficial bookings open at dealer level for a token amount of Rs. 25,000. Some of the dealers have also told the SUV will go on sale in India around August or September 2021.

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars India official spokesperson said, "Volkswagen India has commenced "Register Your Interest" for the much awaited SUV, giving customers an opportunity to be a part of an exclusive Taigun Squad. Bookings for the car will begin soon."
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Volkswagen Taigun unofficial bookings open at dealer level for a token amount of Rs. 25,000. Some of the dealers have also told the SUV will go on sale in India around August or September 2021.

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Well the launch timeline is clear with no ambiguity - lt is in August as per Brand Director of VW India and taking cues from several official VW communications in the last few months, launch could be somewhere around 12th August.
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Just had the Taigun for short company on the Pune - Mumbai expressway around 1530 hours today. Excuse the quality of the snaps, taken by a not very enthusiastic spouse

Strangely on Tuesday while driving towards Pune got overtaken by the Kushaq on almost the same stretch albeit in the opposite direction. They had many contraptions strapped on to the car, which looked like data recorders. Sped by too fast to allow me to take any snaps. Couldn’t catch up in my i10 Sportz
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Volkswagen's Taigun seem to be still in the testing phase ( on Mumbai-Pune Expressway.)- spotted again!

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Also car is spotted near the Chakan Plant.


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The cars on the last 2 posts seem to be the same one (Same number - MH 14 TCF 449).

Was wondering if it is a base model, considering the wheel caps and normal headlights and no fender badging. In that case, thumbs up to VW for not skipping the rear wiper. If it is a middle model, then there is a lot to be desired.

The car on the other side in the second last pic seems to be a GT one and I really liked those alloys. But it is not in line with the official images.
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VW released a new ad! These ads are boring. When are they going to show the interiors?

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