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Old 23rd September 2021, 12:21   #526
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Updates from the launch:

- 5 colours available: Carbon Steel Gray, Reflex Silver, Caracura Yellow, Cherry Red, Candy White.

- A whole host of reading from the flashcards.

- Introduction of VW Prime Corporate Customer program & Omni-Channel.

- Marketing Slides still focus on: Build Quality, Safety, Fun-To-Drive &
German Engineering.

- Pedestrian & Occupant Safety w/ 40 safety features.

- Introduced with both 1.0 & 1.5 TSI.

- 1.0 & 1.5 TSI will get manual and automatic gearboxes.

- 12221 Pre-bookings till date.

- No offence, but it's like a maze trying to figure out which car is where.

- Roof Rails can carry 50KGs.

- Paddle Shifters, Cruise Control, Ventilated Seats, Sunroof, Touch Climatronic, Ambient lighting.

- ESC, Multi-Collision Brakes, Brake Disc Wiping, Hydraulic Brake Boosting, Upto 6 airbags.

- 20.32cm Digital Cockpit, 25.7cm VW Play System w/ Android Auto & Apple Carplay. Wireless Charging.

- VW Connect - Live Tracking, SIM-Based Dongle, Records & Prompts.

- Customisation Options available - 6 accessory packages, 4EVER Care (4 years warranty, extendable upto 7 Years). SVP from ₹21999 for 1.0L MT, ₹23999 for 1.5L MT/AT, ₹27,999. Warranty extension upto ₹11999 for 7 Years. Service Cost: 37p/KM (1.0L), 40p/KM (1.5L).

- Seems like 1.5 get Black/Grey roof and 1.0 is body-coloured.

- Variant Line-Up: 2 Distinctive Lines =>

Dynamic for 1.0L TSI ~ Comfortline (MT Only) @ ₹ 10.49L >Highline (MT/AT) @ ₹ 12.79L(MT) & ₹14.09L (AT) >Topline (MT/AT) @ ₹14.56 (MT) & ₹15.90L (AT)

- Performance Line: GT (6MT) @ ₹14.99L > GT+ (7DSG) @ ₹17.499L

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Old 23rd September 2021, 12:22   #527
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Compare the Taigun launch to that of MG Astor's unveil. Clearly shows which one will succeed.

Astor had only time to show its features, while this launch is all about modelling!

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Old 23rd September 2021, 12:28   #528
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Glad to see extendable warranty upto 7 year ! Brilliant servicing/ warranty packaging/ pricing
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Old 23rd September 2021, 12:33   #529
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Warranty and Service packages definitely look economical
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Old 23rd September 2021, 12:35   #530
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First week of october they are expecting stocks.
I was told that delivery of GT variant will be limited by 3-5 per month(on purpose to make it look exclusive).
He also added that the Trendline will be omitted & variant lineup may go like this.
  • Comfortline
  • Highline
  • Topline
  • GT
You were spot on. . Only omission was GT+.
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Volkswagen undercuts the Skoda by 50k for the top-end GT+ variant at 17.49 lakhs.

Skoda Kushaq DSG with 6 airbags now costs 18!
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Amazing price of 17.49 L for the top of the line variant!
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Volkswagen undercuts the Skoda by 50k for the top-end GT+ variant at 17.49 lakhs.

Skoda Kushaq DSG with 6 airbags now costs 18!
What does the VW have extra over Kushaq?

Kushaq has ventilated seats (not there in GT+ IIRC). Kushaq has subwoofer.

Only thing in Taigun is the lame virtual dials I think.
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Old 23rd September 2021, 12:40   #534
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Which marketing genius thought about this foolishness of build up for price reveal.

Fantastic pricing for GT and GT+ . This is most accessible price point for this engine.

Again Volkswagen missed trick on 1 liter variant is to price below 10 lakhs but remeber they are not selling a barebone car.

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Somehow I find this whole unveiling more marketing and less content. With due respect, Ashish Gupta pretends like he is launching the first car ever on moon!

A big saving grace is that VW seems to have undercut Skoda on the pricing.
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Impressive pricing, esp for the higher variants. He clearly called out the prices to be "Introductory"

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Volkswagen Taigun Comfortline (base) variant priced at INR 10.49 lakhs, identical to the Škoda Kushaq.

Good to see ESC and multi-collision brakes standard, although I'm surprised they didn't try undercutting the Kushaq considering lacklustre market response. Either razor-thin margins (base variant is pretty well-specced) or they're not looking for the sales.

A Trendline variant may not have sold much but the low sticker price would have avoided an image for being overpriced. My guess is that Volkswagen's global management doesn't allow them to launch new models without ESC etc. anymore, so they just skipped the base variant and targeted the Seltos HTK/Creta EX (or whatever the second-from-base variants are called).

I'm not sure why, but I don't think 'Topline' is a nice name. Doesn't have a nice ring to it. Highline Plus would have been nicer in my opinion.

I'm disappointed they didn't sponsor a Global NCAP test and have the results revealed at launch. I understand Global NCAP is a third-party organisation and not exactly an India-specific NCAP, but it would have been a huge plus if they were able to advertise a good rating at launch, especially considering the XUV700 is rumoured to launch with a top rating, and there are rumours floating around about the Astor too. Volkswagen in Latin America, for instance, sponsors a test before the launch of every new model and has the results announced a few days after the launch. LatinNCAP praises them for committing to a five-star fleet. I'm surprised they aren't doing it here, considering they have sponsored tests for the Polo in the past. I don't know what to expect for the Taigun. Other MQB cars like the closely related T-Cross score extremely well on frontal impact, and I'm hoping the Taigun replicates the same.

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So essentially the Taigun pricing is mirroring the Kushaq's, right?
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Impressive pricing, esp for the higher variants

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They have got the pricing spot on. I personally dont see a reason to crib at this pricing for a VW product

I have kept my pre-booking on so far - will decide in a day or two...1.5DSG now or in a quarter when I will likely pay few thoughts more, but lesser probability of initial niggles

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Whatever said, an aspirational product like a VW Taigun is available at these prices!!! The warranty/RSA/and service packages take away all the headaches. I think VW is back in the game. Hope this product clicks for them. On a side note, the Top gear kind of ambience/sets/presentation, was good. What did the glam factor of Kriti Kharbanda achieve there actually? Subtitles were funny though
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