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Old 23rd September 2021, 12:44   #541
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Re: Volkswagen Taigun Review

Price variant wise.

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Old 23rd September 2021, 12:48   #542
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Live feed continues with food on offer. This is the first one I saw for sure 🤠. Good sneak peak to what happens post launch.
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Old 23rd September 2021, 12:49   #543
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Honestly, disappointed with the pricing. Huge gap between the base manual and the lowest automatic variant! OTR prices in Delhi NCR should translate to ~13L-20L which is certainly not justified for a product such as Taigun. IMO it will struggle to make a mark and will soon be forgotten by the masses). Creta and Seltos will rule to urban SUV segment for the foreseeable future.

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Old 23rd September 2021, 12:57   #544
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21+ Lac for a car that is visibly smaller than the Korean siblings, and whats with the 2.5 lac difference between manual and DSG variants? That would be 3 lac on road. VW should have made sure that the car doesn't exceed 19-20 lac on road anywhere (including warranties et al).

People will now make a feature by feature comparison of Creta/Seltos and choose the one with more features.
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Skoda Kushaq 1.0 Style AT with additional features is priced at Rs. 16.20 lakh.
Kushaq 1.5 Style AT with the additional features is priced at Rs. 18 lakh.
Purely from a pricing perspective, other features notwithstanding, if the availability of 6 airbags has been holding back anyone, the Taigun undercuts the Kushaq by 30k to 50k.

Kushaq 1.0 Style AT - 16.20 lakh
Kushaq 1.5 Style AT - 18 lakh

Taigun Topline AT - 15.90 lakhs
Taigun GT Plus (DSG) - 17.49 Lakhs
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Liked how they skipped interior features for comfortline variant. What all does it get ?
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Old 23rd September 2021, 13:11   #547
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Expected pricing, wouldn't have varied too much from the Kushaq.

The cheapest automatic Taigun will cost 16-17 lacs on-road. Not a very accessible price point IMO.
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Decent pricing imo. The Kushaq pricing seems to have numbed us all . Much more universally appealing no-fuss design imo and looks more like an SUV than the Kushaq. Definitely a better competitor to the Koreans. VW ownership experience/ brand is also perceived to be better in general so should work in the Taigun's favour.

We all tend to compare the variant strategy of other brands to that of Hyundai-Kia's which is unparalleled in its aggressiveness. You'll never get the 20+ different combinations of variants, gearboxes and engines in anyone but the Korean twins and comparing only that aspect will inevitably lead to disappointment. Plus I think both VW and Skoda are keeping a couple of variants under the covers for now so that they can unveil them later to maintain brand recall.

All in all I think this should be more of a success as compared to the Kushaq because of the styling, brand and price. But of course only time and real sales will tell who won this bout.

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Expected pricing, wouldn't have varied too much from the Kushaq.

The cheapest automatic Taigun will cost 16-17 lacs on-road. Not a very accessible price point IMO.
The cheapest automatic (OTR Delhi) in the Seltos is 16.75L (TC) and 18L in the Creta (CVT). So the Taigun's ~16.7L for the automatic is actually pretty spot on. Of course can't be said to be accessible but on par with the competition.

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This is new Topline trim on Taigun with 1.0 TSI engine. Gets digital cockpit, 17-inch wheels, sunroof, cooled seats.

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Old 23rd September 2021, 13:15   #550
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I wonder at the pricing, because with the Vento and Rapid it was very clear that Skoda is the budget option. Maybe Skoda will reduce prices soon (although that would also piss off early buyers much like the addition of airbags to the top AT variant).
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Pricing is expected. This will remain an enthusiasts favourite IMHO, and a good one at that. Volkswagen clearly getting an edge on Skoda in terms of response and bookings. 12,221 bookings prior to launch is a good number as even Skoda achieved 10k bookings last week only.

Personally - I am not at all excited about the GT Manual. It skips a LOT of features that even budget hatchbacks get and will still cost 17-18 lakhs on road. Some of the features will seriously rob you of a 2021 car feel IMHO -
  • No LED or HID or even projector headlamps, just halogen reflectors.
  • Side and curtain airbags,
  • Cruise Control,
  • Smaller, 16-inch, boring plain-silver alloy wheels.
  • Auto-dimming IRVM

Just pick the Kushaq 1.5 MT and be happier in the longer term.

My pick of the Taigun range would still be the GT+ DSG. With 2.5 lakhs ex-showroom between the manual and DSG now, I clearly don't understand what logic VW used to avoid launching a GT+ MT spec.

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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.
You're right. Ashish also sneaked in the word 'introductory' so prices will become the same soon. I just chuckled at the whole 'Volkswagen being more premium than Skoda' claims from Ashish and then ending up undercutting it.

Apart from features, Volkswagen also has liveable interiors IMHO, whereas I find the Skoda's dull grey plastics and seats to be below par for the price - except for the quality steering wheel.

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Warranty and Service packages definitely look economical
Also gets an additional year extended warranty coverage for that DSG to fail. 6 years extended warranty for the Kushaq against 7 years for the VW.

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This is new Topline trim on Taigun with 1.0 TSI engine.
Found this part of the launch announcement quite lame! They just changed nomenclature for the variants, but is unable to justify it in terms of features as compared to the competition.

Call it trendline or Comfortline - the entry variant is still pretty basic. And call it Highline or Topline - the top variant is still not a match to rivals in terms of features.

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Old 23rd September 2021, 13:23   #552
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What interested me most, is the service cost per km which VW claims on Taigun. Not sure how did VW arrive at this calculation

However, if this cost calculation is relatively true and the car is niggle free then it will lead to a very good ownership experience. Which might also result in Taigun becoming a top selling model in the VW line up, very soon.
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Old 23rd September 2021, 13:24   #553
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Any idea about VW Taigun's Comfortline features list? I checked their website but Tiguan's brochure is getting downloaded from Taigun's link.

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Old 23rd September 2021, 13:28   #554
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The cheapest automatic (OTR Delhi) in the Seltos is 16.75L (TC) and 18L in the Creta (CVT). So the Taigun's ~16.7L for the automatic is actually pretty spot on. Of course can't be said to be accessible but on par with the competition.
Absolutely. However VW had a chance to undercut them all by offering an automatic in the Comfortline trim as well for the 1.0L TSI - would have been a good option for city dwellers who need an automatic.
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Supposedly, the service costs for the Taigun is very competitive for the segment -
There seems to be some mistake in these numbers. The cost at 60K for 1L TSI AT (18k) is way more than 1.5L TSI AT (10k).

Apart from that, it just feels like deja vu after having owned a ford previously . A lot of localization by Fords made the cost of the regular services very affordable, and the same model is replicated here.

Thanks to German Engineering or our Make in India benefits that they get by going local. Either way customer is the winner ( minus EPC) .
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