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Volkswagen Taigun new features, price, improved fuel economy and more

Taigun 1.0 TSI variants are now more fuel efficient, but prices have again gone up by up to Rs 60,000.

Volkswagen has rolled out a couple of nifty new standard features on the Taigun midsize SUV, However, with these additions, Volkswagen has once again increased the prices of the Taigun, which now starts at Rs 11.39 lakh (ex-showroom). This is the third time Volkswagen has hiked prices of the Taigun since its launch in September last year.

  • Taigun now gets engine idle start/stop and TPMS as standard equipment
  • VW claims improved mileage with the engine idle start/stop feature
  • VW Taigun prices have gone up by 2.5-4 percent

Volkswagen Taigun: new standard features

Volkswagen is now offering the Taigun with engine idle start/stop and tire pressure monitoring system as standard equipment on all the variants. The engine idle start/stop feature was so far only available with the larger 1.5-litre TSI engine, but is now also available on the 1.0-litre TSI engine.

Volkswagen claims the addition of engine idle start/stop feature on the 1.0-litre TSI variants has improved its fuel efficiency by 6 percent. The ARAI-claimed fuel efficiency for the 1.0-litre TSI variants of the Taigun are now 19.20kpl and 17.23kpl for the manual and automatic, respectively, up from 18.1kpl and 16.44kpl, respectively.

As for the tire pressure monitoring system, so far it was available on the higher-spec Topline and GT trims, but is now available right from the base Comfortline trim.

In another update, in the GT Line variants, the cherry red-coloured dashboard inlays will be available only with the Wild Cherry Red exterior colour, whereas other exterior colors will have the glossy gray dashboard inlays.

Volkswagen Taigun: price hike

The addition of these new features has certainly come at a cost. Volkswagen has increased prices of the Taigun in the range of 2.5-4 percent, depending on the variant. This means the prices have gone up by Rs 40,000-60,000. The company has also attributed rising input and material costs as one of the reasons for the price hike. Prices for the Taigun now range between Rs 11.39 lakh-18.59 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

Here’s by how much prices for each variant of the Taigun have gone up:

Volkswagen Taigun price (ex-showroom, India)
Variants New Price Old Price Difference
Comfortline Rs 11.39 lakh Rs 10.99 lakh Rs 40,000
Highline Rs 13.39 lakh Rs 12.99 lakh Rs 40,000
Highline AT Rs 14.79 lakh Rs 14.39 lakh Rs 40,000
Topline Rs 15.39 lakh Rs 14.99 lakh Rs 40,000
Topline AT Rs 16.89 lakh Rs 16.39 lakh Rs 50,000
GT MT Rs 15.79 lakh Rs 15.39 lakh Rs 40,000
GT AT Rs 18.59 lakh Rs 17.99 lakh Rs 60,000

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