The German brand, Volkswagen is soon to bring their mid-size SUV in Nepal – Volkswagen Taigun.
Hold your excitement as Volkswagen Nepal recently announced on their official Facebook page that the Taigun will soon be available in the Nepalese market. We have yet to know the official launch date but, hey! We at least know for sure that the model is entering the country. So, that’s something for those who are looking forward to it.
Showcased initially in the 2020 Auto Expo in India, most recently we got to encounter the teaser of the new Taigun. The new image of the Taigun SUV was released in their social media handle with a statement – “2021 brings a new beginning for us with the arrival of the most anticipated, energetic & vibrant #SUVW of the year – The #VolkswagenTaigun.”
The Taigun will be built in an all-new MQB A0 IN platform developed jointly by Skoda & Volkswagen which will also be used for Skoda’s Vision IN. The Volkswagen Taigun once launched will face tough competition with Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and Nissan Kicks.
What does the new Taigun offer?
Starting off with the exterior of the Taigun, it features LED projector headlamps with integrated DRLs, a rear LED tail-lamp with a light bar across the boot-lid, faux scuff plates at ends, a complete chrome-finished grille, and a more angular looking bonnet.
The interior of the Taigun flaunts a dual-toned dashboard where the touchscreen infotainment system lands with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay functions. A full-digital instrument cluster behind flat-bottomed steering with controls for the infotainment and other functions.
Mechanically, the Taigun will be offered with a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder TSI turbo -petrol engine which will be paired to a manual or 7-speed DSG transmission. The diesel engine option is unlikely to be offered but the brand may consider launching a CNG variant to minimize the running costs.
Counting days for the launch? Stay tuned to get the latest updates.