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Old 23rd September 2021, 13:32   #556
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Any idea about VW Taigun's Comfortline features list?.
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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, 13:33   #557
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Put the prices on the excel sheet.

Top end 1.5 AT is where the price difference is going be huge.

Also the variant line up for manual transmission has been strategically placed for now. Not stepping on each other shoes in below cases.

Skoda doesn't offer Ambition 1.5 MT for now. Though some leaks have confirmed it could be offered in future.

GT+ variant is not provided in manual transmission (AT only). Kushaq provides Manual 1.5 in Style Variant.

Further more service cost and warranty cost needs to be factored in to arrive at difference in total cost of ownership.
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Old 23rd September 2021, 13:34   #558
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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.
Here are the feature highlights. This is obviously not exhaustive

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Old 23rd September 2021, 13:35   #559
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The Strategy Behind The Volkswagen Taigun : Creating all the hype

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Volkswagen To Ramp Up Taigun Production From October; Gears Up For Festive Demand
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demand for the SUV is much higher than the production numbers right now.
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company will ramp up production from October 2021 onwards, and will reach peak production by December 2021.

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Pricing is as expected. The real icing on the cake is the GT variant being available at 14.99 lakhs with a manual transmission. 50k cheaper than Seltos 1.4 turbo manual while Creta doesn't even offer the turbo petrol with manual transmission. Will be the enthusiast's choice who prefer engine, transmission and dynamics over features. Gets all the necessary features as well.

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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.
Yeah, just now noticed this. The link's downloading Tiguan's brochure. They couldn't care to check what they were putting on the website before launching it, lol.

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Did the reveal talk about the most important feature expected in this segment - A robust fuel pump?
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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).
Don't think it's a mistake.

Even the SMP for the 1.0 AT is higher than that for 1.5 DSG. 1.0 AT is the costliest to maintain, probably due to that expensive 60k service.

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Yeah, just now noticed this. The link's downloading Tiguan's brochure. They couldn't care to check what they were putting on the website before launching it, lol.
Such a glaring mistake, I downloaded it and index say it has 27 odd pages though it is just 14 page long. Then I understand what is happening, Diesel engine specifications to boot.

They had ages to prepare for this launch and can't get the basics right on the website itself, what a joke!!

GT plus does not get Ventilated Seats but Top line in 1.0 gets it, who comes up with such plans. That said GT plus is pretty well loaded otherwise.

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Old 23rd September 2021, 14:02   #565
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What is baffling for me is the price gap between the base and top model! Almost 75% more. I simply refuse to believe that few options can cost 75% of the car value itself.

Moreover the price gap of almost 3 lac between manual and DSG is ridiculous! So with that logic, when you subtract the price of replacement manual gearbox, does the DSG costs 4-5 lacs?

Would really love for VW/Skoda group to prosper, but with quality niggles and price mismatch, they always end up shooting themselves in the foot.
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Don't think it's a mistake.

Even the SMP for the 1.0 AT is higher than that for 1.5 DSG. 1.0 AT is the costliest to maintain, probably due to that expensive 60k service.

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This is not as simple as it looks. Devil lies in the details. What is covered as part of these service value package isn't clear.

These prices don't include GST.

Skoda provided different models of service value package. Will Volkswagen follow same?

Still SVP cost is a significant reduction. Could be again introductory.

Also what is not clear if one doesn't opt for service value package, what will be cost of each service? How much is the difference?

Those who have prebooked can avail 5000 rs discount on SVP or Warranty. Depending on how long one wants to keep vehicle can opt for either one of these. Choose wisely.
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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.
I agree, however there might not be enough of a demand for automatics in the lower variants for VW to consider having an AT throughout its range. A report in early 2020 suggested that only 20% of the overall market is AT cars and that includes the AMTs in your smaller hatches. According to Kia only 30% of the Seltos audience opts for the AT and that is after them being one of the first companies to offer a proper AT in a lower-mid variant. Hyundai and Kia with their market research is probably the best analysis an OEM could have to ascertain the needs of your target audience and VW seems to have managed to address that.

Plus from my personal experience, the demographic which would go for the most affordable variant quite often isn't bothered about transmission choice and values other comfort oriented features like a proper infotainment system/ leather seats etc. From what I've noticed it's usually people who would otherwise be shopping in a segment below stretching their budget to get a "bigger" car. Plus ATs are inherently perceived as expensive to maintain so your risk appetite plays a big role here.

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Re: Volkswagen Taigun Review

Prominent features Topline gets over Highline, and GT Plus over GT (more or less)
  • Cruise Control (really VW?! )
  • LED Headlights & DRLs
  • 17" Cassino Alloys (16" Belmonte on HL/GT)
  • Leather/Leatherette upholstery (Fabric on HL/GT)
  • Front, Front Side & Curtain Airbags (Front only on HL/GT)
  • Tire Pressure Deflation Warning (not a full-fledged TPMS?)
  • Electric Sunroof
  • Auto-Dimming RVM
  • Auto Headlights & Wipers
  • Push Start
  • Ventilated Front Seats (TL only not GT Plus)

Explains the ~ 2.5 lakhs difference in pricing between the Manual & DSG GT variants.

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The brochure specifies the Turning Radius as 5.05 m. This is the lowest among competition.

In fact, lesser than many Hatchbacks and CSUVs. For reference Nexon 5.1, S-Cross 5.5, i20 5.2, Brezza 5.2, XUV300 5.3, Creta 5.3. Given the longer wheelbase of 2,651 mm this seems very tight.

Any chance this is a drafting mistake ?
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When Ashish was speaking, I thought I kept hearing SUVW and not SUV. Wonder if it was just me or did others also felt the same?
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