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Old 23rd September 2021, 15:03   #571
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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?
You are right. That is their marketing speak - SUVW is their term for the slew of new SUVs they plan to introduce / have introduced.

Reminded me of SUPW classes we used to have in school
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Old 23rd September 2021, 15:03   #572
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Re: Volkswagen Taigun Review

The pricing is decent, I won't say it is aggressive but considering it 'Introductory' they could have done better. The manual GT could have been priced 50k lesser based on the features it misses over the GT Pus. For the footprint it has, the 1.5 TSI will really be fun to drive and I would wait for the initial hype to cool down and would keep this on top of my list for the purchase next year.
One thing good in 1.5 versions of VW is that people atleast can tell that you are driving a more powerful version of the Taigun unlike the Kushaq .
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Old 23rd September 2021, 15:06   #573
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Prominent features Topline gets over Highline, and GT Plus over GT (more or less)
  • Ventilated Front Seats (TL only not GT Plus)

Explains the ~ 2.5 lakhs difference in pricing between the Manual & DSG GT variants.
The above acronym of TL reminds me of Trend Line and not Top Line…

Will take some getting used to for new VW TL acronym
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Old 23rd September 2021, 15:14   #574
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Re: Volkswagen Taigun Review

Prices almost mirroring the Kushaq. It’s up to the customer to decide on the body style and kit on offer.
Strongly feel that VW should have introduced the 1.0 TSI AT in the GT plus trim as well. Missed opportunity
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Old 23rd September 2021, 15:19   #575
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Re: Volkswagen Taigun Review

It seems from the 360 view on the VW website that silver interiors are available only with yellow and white exteriors. All other exterior colors come with red interiors. Is this confirmed?
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Re: Volkswagen Taigun Review

For someone interested, here is the brochure of Taigun
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Prices almost mirroring the Kushaq.
Skoda got the bashing for it though! A good 1L to 2L above what everyone expected, considering the size and features.

With the Taigun, it is now fairly expected pricing because everyone knew VW to match or even exceed Skoda by a bit. Lucky VW.
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Re: Volkswagen Taigun Review

I just did a quick analysis on the brochure between Taigun and Vento 1.0 AT top-end models.
Leaving out the cosmetics, this is what you get extra in Taigun for the premium.

1. Multi collision brake
2. Brake disk wiping
3. Brake assist
4. Anti-slip regulation
5. Hill start assist
6. Electronic differential lock
7. Curtain airbag (total 6 airbags)
8. Tire pressure monitor
9. 3 point seatbelt for all
10. Headrest for all
11. Isofix child safety (2)
12. Auto coming/leaving home lights
13. 25cm touchscreen + 20 cm Digital cockpit
14. Wireless car play
15. Wireless charging
16. Valet mode
17. 6 speakers
18. Push-button start
19. Sun-roof
20. Ventilated seats
21. Few extras in Telemetry (My Volkswagen connect app)
22. R17 wheels
23. High ground clearance (188mm unladen)

what you miss from Vento:
1. ~100L bootspace
2. Better backseat in the rear to accommodate 5 (compared to 4.5)
3. Anti-pinch power windows (all 4)
4. One-touch up/down windows (all 4)
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Old 23rd September 2021, 16:08   #579
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Re: Volkswagen Taigun Review

Can't understand why no ventilated seats in the 1.5L variant of Taigun :( .

Question: When they say 6 speed AT (versus 7 speed DSG) what type of AT is it? And I've heard of Hyundai also suffering from problems with Dual-clutch AT - does the DSG also have the same issues (early clutch wearing out)?
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Question: When they say 6 speed AT (versus 7 speed DSG) what type of AT is it?
6 speed is a torque converter sourced from Aisin, same as the unit used in the new Polo 1.0 TSi automatics.

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Can't understand why no ventilated seats in the 1.5L variant of Taigun :( .

Question: When they say 6 speed AT (versus 7 speed DSG) what type of AT is it? And I've heard of Hyundai also suffering from problems with Dual-clutch AT - does the DSG also have the same issues (early clutch wearing out)?
The 1.0 TSI is equipped with a Torque Convertor. (6 Speeds)

The 1.5TSI is equipped with a Dual Clutch Transmission. (7 Speeds)
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Re: Volkswagen Taigun Review

ARAI FE is interesting compared to the Kushaq, even though both cars are identical underneath -

Taigun 1.0 TSI MT - 18.10 km/l
Kushaq 1.0 TSI MT - 17.88 km/l

Taigun 1.0 TSI AT - 16.44 km/l
Kushaq 1.0 TSI AT - 15.78 km/l

Taigun 1.5 TSI MT - 18.47 km/l
Kushaq 1.5 TSI MT - 17.95 km/l

Taigun 1.5 TSI AT - 17.88 km/l
Kushaq 1.5 TSI AT - 17.70 km/l

Taigun is marginally more fuel efficient than it's cousin - across the range!

No clue how!

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Old 23rd September 2021, 17:23   #583
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Taigun is marginally more fuel efficient than it's cousin - across the range!

Don't ask me how!
The sheer weight of being the India 2.0 strategy's flag-bearer probably took its toll on the Kushaq
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Re: Volkswagen Taigun Review

Here's a quick look at how Taigun compares against its rivals on the price graph.

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Source : Autocar India
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Old 23rd September 2021, 17:57   #585
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I visited the VW Ernakulam showroom. Sharing a few pics. The Highline AT and GT Plus were on display. Decent crowd and excitement. The SA Midhun was courteous and professional. Test Drive vehicles will be available soon but will be first offered to folks who have already made the booking, which as per the SA has crossed 1000 in the EVM group across Kerala and around 30 were made in the showroom today. Actually looks better than in pictures although personally, I found Kushaq a little better in that department. Quality looked decent and perhaps a little better than Kushaq as per the first impression. I did not spend much time inside due to the crowd waiting around excited to lay their hands on and feel the car. The OTR price was not ready yet.

The GT Plus DSG

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The Highline AT

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Back seat and front seat position- both 6 footers.
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The Cake Cutting
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The Price shared today. OTR will be shared soon.
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