Set for end of 2013 launch, the Taigun is Volkswagen's entry into the mini-SUV market where it will take on the Ford Ecosport, Mahindra Quanto and Renault Duster
Expected: End of 2013, Price: Rs. 10-12 lakh
Volkswagen is set to enter the mini-SUV market with its Taigun by the end of 2013. Based on the up! front-wheel drive New Small Family platform (NSF), it will be 319mm longer, 83mm wider and 81mm taller than the up! and will sport a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Prices will be around Rs 10-12 lakh and its rivals include the Ford Ecosport, Mahindra Quanto and Renault Duster.
It premiered at the recent Sao Paulo Motor Show and is a more compact version of Volkswagen’s Tiguan. Weighing only 985kg, the Taigun is expected to be fuel efficient with an estimated 22.22kmpl mileage.