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Old 22nd September 2021, 12:04   #496
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Re: Volkswagen Taigun Review

Launch is scheduled tomorrow, at 11:30 AM IST -

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Old 22nd September 2021, 14:06   #497
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2022 World Car Awards: Volkswagen Taigun SUV Nominated In 2 Categories.

The first category is the coveted World Car Of The Year title and the second is the World Urban Car Of The Year Award.

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Found an interesting video showing a multi-collision braking test used by the ADAC Technik Zentrum for a LatinNCAP Advanced Award on a Latin American market Volkswagen T-Cross. I'm not sure what the test configuration is, but it sure shows how this lesser known safety feature works. Thought of posting it here because the Taigun is the most recent launch from VAG to get this (and I believe it is standard across variants (it is on the Kushaq, at least), although it would be nice if someone could confirm)

Test video at 0:17. Notice how the initially moving car brakes after impact thus avoiding a secondary collision (during which the frontal airbags would have deflated) with the barrier.

P. S. Unrelated, but at 0:32, does it look like the T-Cross gets the cheaper, unstitched headliner too? I can't clearly see it but it does look a bit unfinished.

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2022 World Car Awards: Volkswagen Taigun SUV Nominated In 2 Categories.
Was expected IMHO. In their introduction video from a month back itself, one of the jury members/journalists from India clearly seemed to highlight the Taigun.

Frankly, I'm not sure if this is a fair entry because the TCross already had a shot at the 2020 World Car awards. And the Taigun cannot be considered independent from the TCross since it does not meet the criteria of being present in two major markets across the globe.

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Sorry to be slipping a bit off topic; but the entrant list clearly shows there is a huge room for good cars in these categories! (Having driven some of these cars, thats my personal opinion.) Given its a "world" named "award" - the list is really malnourished. Especially amusing to note there are no EVs in it!
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And the Taigun cannot be considered independent from the TCross since it does not meet the criteria of being present in two major markets across the globe.
I second you on this, T-Cross was already present worldwide and Taigun should not be considered an all together different car but a longer wheelbase T-Cross.
If the jury so much wanted to have a car from the VAG they could have taken Skoda Kushaq instead of the sibling.
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2022 World Car Awards: Volkswagen Taigun SUV Nominated In 2 Categories.

The first category is the coveted World Car Of The Year title and the second is the World Urban Car Of The Year Award.

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Wait for tomorrow unveil and not sure if there is any press release that will follow up. Volkswagen will scream out loud on this. Perhaps but a sticker on the vehicle "Nominated for world car awards"

Interesting is the timing of this entire thing, just a day before pricing comes out. Marketing team ehh.
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Marketing hype and endless waiting aside, hope VW at least used to long rope to ensure their customers do not face the fuel pump/EPC issue that plagues Skoda and have a robust fuel pump from the get go
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Wait for tomorrow unveil and not sure if there is any press release that will follow up. Volkswagen will scream out loud on this. Perhaps but a sticker on the vehicle "Nominated for world car awards"

Interesting is the timing of this entire thing, just a day before pricing comes out. Marketing team ehh.
The public doesn’t care whether a car is world car of the year or not. When VW introduced Polo here, it proudly plastered world car of the year 2010 if I remember correctly, but we know how much Polo VW sold here.
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The public doesn’t care whether a car is world car of the year or not. When VW introduced Polo here, it proudly plastered world car of the year 2010 if I remember correctly, but we know how much Polo VW sold here.
Customer base and preferences have changed a lot in the last decade. Polo is still the bread and butter.

When Volkswagen started its operation here very few customers cared about even 1 air bag. Now everyone is talking about GNCAP, ENCAP etc.

Now a days all brands do publicize achievements Indian car of the year etc. Even brand management has come a long way. One likes it or not but there is no way around it.
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Some comments / clarifications on the Kushaq EPC issues.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUH8IbFg..._web_copy_link

UPDATE : The above link is not the official VW page. Thanks for pointing that out in subsequent posts agambhandari & CrAzY dRiVeR.

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Some official comments / clarifications by VW on the Kushaq EPC issues.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUH8IbFg..._web_copy_link
This is NOT an official Instagram page by VW or VW India. Basically just a fan club. Go through the previous posts, it's easy to see that.
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Some official comments / clarifications by VW on the Kushaq EPC issues.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUH8IbFg..._web_copy_link
That's not an official page. Just a fan page.

Scroll down to updates before the unveil event and you can see the real picture.
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Damn !!
Thanks folks ! I stand corrected.
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Finally after almost 2 years of unveil the day has come, I hope VW will surprise us with the prices atleast introductory and then later increase following what other brands do.
A starting price of 9.69 ex or 9.79 ex for the Comfortline MT and 11.29 ex for Comfortline AT will be a decent one. Currently people who require proper AT in the C-SUV segment have pretty much no options below 12L with Kushaq AT starting just above 12L.
Let's see what VW has in store for us .
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