Volkswagen Taigun GT Line & Taigun GT Line launched. Check what’s new

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The Volkswagen Taigun GT Plus Sport and Taigun GT Line receive only cosmetic updates, including smoked headlamps, red GT badging, and black leatherett

The Volkswagen Taigun GT Line and Taigun GT Plus are a part of the newly created ‘Sport’ line structure

Volkswagen India has introduced the Taigun GT Line and Taigun GT Plus Sport under the new ‘Sport’ line structure, featuring a black sport-themed design. The Taigun GT Line with the 1.0L TSI engine is priced at 14.08 lakh, while the Taigun GT Plus Sport is priced at 18.53 lakh.

Unveiled at the Volkswagen Annual Brand Conference 2024 in March, these models are part of the newly created ‘Sport’ line structure, offering a visually distinct identity for the Taigun. The exterior changes include smoked LED headlamps, a Carbon Steel Grey roof, red-finished GT badge and brake callipers, and dark chrome door handles. The SUV rides on new 17-inch alloy wheels and features black-finished elements.

Inside, the Volskwagen Taigun GT Line and Taigun GT Plus Sport come with black leatherette upholstery with red stitching, a gloss black dashboard, aluminium pedals, a black headliner, and GT badging on the front headrests. The Sport steering wheel features red stitching, complemented by blacked-out grab handles, roof lamp housing, and sun visors.

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The Taigun GT Plus Sport is powered by a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine producing 148 bhp and 250 Nm, while the Taigun GT Line is powered by a 1.0-litre TSI engine with 113 bhp and 178 Nm. Both engines are paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard, with an automatic transmission available (6-speed torque converter for 1.0 TSI, 7-speed DSG unit for 1.5 EVO).

Ashish Gupta, Brand Director at Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, believes that the new variants’ aesthetic treatment will offer a differentiated value proposition, enhancing the Taigun’s sportier and more robust appeal.

In addition to the Taigun GT Line and Taigun GT Plus, Volkswagen showcased the GT Plus version of the Virtus at its brand conference. However, the Virtus GT Plus is currently at a concept stage, and its launch is expected later this year.

Volkswagen also announced plans to strengthen its network. In 2023, the brand had 193 sales dealerships, which they aim to increase to 230 in 2024. Service touchpoints will also increase from 142 to 150, with the brand expanding its presence to 25 more cities by the end of 2024, totaling 170 cities.

First Published Date: 22 Apr 2024, 15:02 PM IST

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