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Replaced my Volkswagen Polo with a Taigun

Seat cooling although a feature I was not too keen on having is a boon when coming from direct sunlight in the afternoon.

BHPian tanmay2612 recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Hello All,

This is my first post since joining. Would like to share my experience so far with the Taigun 1.0L MT Topline. Booked it during pre-booking and received delivery at a date of choice (2nd November) Upgraded from a Polo 1.2L Highline (Feb-2015). Images for both below.

Initial impressions from one week of ownership:

  • Build quality is good but still it leaves room for improvement, and VW can take up improving certain alignments and interior fabrics and plastic to meet their classical standards.
  • Drive and comfort are sorted, body roll is non-existent (especially at restrained driving for run-in period).
  • Steering is light but responsive, both me and my wife liked the Polo's steering and found this light but still precise.
  • Clutch travel is still longer but it needs lesser force and more manageable.
  • Bumps are felt lesser than earlier as in the Polo, but still road feedback is present in appropriate quantity at front seats.
  • Seats are more than adequate for 4 adults and 1 child (traveled 150 km over Diwali) and didn't find single challenge in accommodating all individuals seated in any position. Can travel for short drives for a single day with 5 adults without much difficulty. Once in a while long drive also would not be a challenge.
  • Using it for grocery runs is not tedious, gets in and out of parking as easily as a hatchback.
  • Rear view camera gives enough vision to cover incoming traffic from sides as well.
  • Seat cooling although a feature I was not too keen on having is a boon when coming from direct sunlight in the afternoon.
  • Sunroof serves the only purpose of getting it, to keep kids entertained.
  • Virtual information cluster provides enough information and sometimes can be distracting (at least initially).
  • VW Connect app seems to have issue as Jio dongle is not online since 3rd November, got to know from my SA it's a server issue. Not sure about it though.
  • Tyre pressure warning system works as expected and provides alert on excessive pressure drops.
  • Still trying to connect my Android Auto, but need to get correct cable first.
  • Sygic maps works like a breeze, has updated information in offline mode and helps to navigate in both 2D and 3D views.

Overall liked the drive and cruise control was the cherry on the top (pun intended).

More details to follow.

Here's what BHPian antriksh had to say on the matter:

Welcome to Team-BHP Tanmay. Congrats on the Taigun and wish you many happy miles with it.


The Taigun comes with Wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay, so you will not need a cable to connect it, please check again.

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