Volkswagen presently sells a complete of three merchandise within the Indian market – Tiguan, Taigun, and Virtus. Whereas the Tiguan caters to the premium phase, Taigun and Virtus cater to patrons in search of automobiles in a value bracket of Rs 10-20 lakh. Initially, the Taigun was launched in India at a beginning value of Rs 10.50 lakh, ex-showroom. Nonetheless, through the course, the SUV has obtained a number of value hikes leading to a brand new beginning price ticket of Rs 11.55 lakh, ex-showroom. The German automaker is able to improve the costs of its total mannequin line-up once more, and the brand new costs will come into impact from January 1, 2023.
Sadly, the carmaker hasn’t introduced the precise quantum of the hike, however anticipate the costs to extend barely. The corporate is claiming to be absorbing a portion of the rising enter prices and this value hike will partially offset the affect. Thus, it’s secure to imagine that costs of Volkswagen Virtus, Taigun, and Tiguan, gained’t improve very steeply.
Additionally, the carmaker has not too long ago launched the Volkswagen Tiguan Unique Version within the Indian market. The model’s world best-seller is on sale with a 2.0L TSI engine that develops a peak energy output of 187 Hp, together with 320 Nm of max torque. The engine is obtainable with a 7-speed DCT, channelling energy to all wheels by the 4MOTION expertise.
Speaking of the Taigun and Virtus, each of those automobiles are primarily based on the MQB-A0-IN platform, which additionally underpins the Skoda Slavia and Kushaq. These fashions can be found with two engine choices – 1.0L TSI and 1.5L TSI EVO. The smaller 1.0L models is a three-pot petrol engine that churns out a peak energy output of 114 bhp and 178 Nm of max torque. It may be paired to both a 6-speed MT or 6-speed AT. The bigger 1.5L unit belts out 148 hp in opposition to 250 Nm, and this engine is offered with transmission selections – 6-speed MT and 7-speed DCT.