Compact premium SUVs are taking off in India. This is one of the reasons why we have a slew of them heading our way. In the coming years, our market is only going to get even more of these vehicles. Obviously, Germans have been pretty good at making such SUVs, so it is little wonder that the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun is causing such excitement (relatively, at least). The auto giant had revealed the production-spec version of the Tiguan back in late March. Now, it is time to get a glimpse at the interior of their new upcoming SUV. In India, the Volkswagen Taigun will rival cars such as the Skoda Kushaq, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and Nissan Kicks.
Just like its exterior, the interior of the Volkswagen Taigun looks comfortably upmarket. Given that VW will likely be pricing this SUV at a slightly higher price point than the Skoda Kushaq, that’s definitely to be expected. Similarly, customers can expect good build quality and great fit-and-finish – two things that go hand-in-hand with a Volkswagen product. The Taigun also sports a two-tone interior theme along with dual digital displays. One comes in the form of a Virtual Cockpit, which is not available on the Skoda Kushaq. This digital instrument cluster will add to the overall premium appeal that VW is trying to go for with the Taigun.
Further adding to this interior’s appeal is the leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel. The steering wheel gets some shiny faux metal trim to make it look more premium, plus controls for the Virtual Cockpit system and the infotainment system. Speaking of which, the other digital display in the Taigun’s interior is the 10-inch touchscreen infotainment head unit. Unlike in the Kushaq, this one is directly integrated into the dashboard and that makes the whole design look cleaner and simpler. Of course, this infotainment system supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Some of the features that can be expected in the upcoming Taigun include a wireless charger, an electric sunroof, connected car technology, ventilated front seats, and automatic climate control.
While the Taigun will primarily be available with a grey & black interior theme, Volkswagen will offer buyers other options as well. As for its safety tech, the Volkswagen Taigun will get ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control, Hill Hold Control, ISOFIX anchor points, and up to six airbags. The Taigun will be available with two turbo-petrol engines in our market. There is a 1.0-liter three-cylinder that is capable of producing 113hp and 175Nm of torque and a 1.5-liter four-cylinder mill that makes 148hp and 250Nm of torque. Depending on the engine, the transmission options on the Taigun include a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed automatic, and a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch.