My impressions: Volkswagen Taigun 1.5 TSI DSG

I had driven the MG Astor Turbo AT before. The Taigun is definitely more pleasing to drive.

BHPian Dr.Naren recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Volkswagen Taigun 1.5 TSI DSG Test Drive:

I checked the car yesterday at VW Mangalore:

  • Handsome looking car. I personally find it better than Kushaq. Good build too.
  • Virtual cockpit is really nice. Loved the red ambient light.
  • Overall space is good. Both front and rear seats offer good support.
  • 1.5 TSI DSG has good driveability. The power delivery is linear but strong.
  • I am not a fan of this engine sound at higher revs. My Baleno K12 sounds sweet.
  • Braking is good even with rear drums.
  • Steering felt light. I would have liked it slightly heavier.
  • Enthusiasts will love the Taigun for driving pleasure. Dynamics are sorted. Good power with adequate control (even with those Goodyear tires). Tyre upgrade to Michelin / Continental would make it more enjoyable to drive.
  • Reverse camera: I didn't like the quality of video. It was blurry. I hope it's something to do with the settings.
  • Speakers are made by Harman Kardon (as per SA). Sound quality is decent and majority won't complain. Audiophiles would need an upgrade.
  • VW needs to address fit and finish of certain areas in interiors.
  • Waiting period is 2-3 weeks for 1.5 TSI depending on the colour options.

1.0 TSI AT Top end (white) and 1.5 TSI MT (silver):

Note the bigger 17 Inch alloys in 1.0 TSI AT top end.

I think VW has provided training material for sales. It compares the Taigun and the Astor. SA had shared the same with me. They have quoted a few lines from Team BHP in it.

I had driven the MG Astor Turbo AT before. The Taigun is definitely more pleasing to drive. My pick would be the Taigun just for driving experience.

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