Volkswagen SUV Taigun launched with fanfare in Nepal

Pooja International Nepal Pvt. Ltd, the authorized importer for Volkswagen vehicles in Nepal, launched the Volkswagen Taigun on Oct. 4 amidst a press conference held in Kathmandu. The new Taigun was unveiled by his Excellency, the Ambassador for the Federal Republic of Germany to Nepal, Dr Thomas Prinz.

The compact SUV has been launched in three variants: Comfortline, Highline, and Topline — at an introductory price of Rs 50.90 lakh (for Comfortline), Rs 65.90 (for Highline), and Rs 72.90 lakh (for Topline).

Speaking at the event, Bibek Bijukchhe, CEO of Pooja International Nepal Pvt. Ltd, said: “The all-new SUV Taigun is inspired by the popular Volkswagen SUV T-Cross, which has a strong fan base in the European and Chinese markets. Though powered by a 1.0 TSI engine, the Taigun has received all the special attributes that T-cross has, which makes it a ‘tried-and-tested’ vehicle, with no compromises regarding power, performance, safety, and comfort.”


Design

The exterior of the new SUVW Taigun features a muscular elevated bonnet supported by a 3D chrome step grille. The headlamps consist of LED lamps with integrated DRLs, and infinity LED taillamps are used on the rear.

The Taigun features a dual-tone premium interior with sporty red ambient lighting. On the dashboard are a 20.32-cm digital cockpit (largest in the segment) and a 25.6-cm VW play touchscreen infotainment system that can be wirelessly connected with Apple Carplay and Android Auto.


Performance

The new SUV Taigun is powered by a 1.0L turbocharged engine–mated either to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission–that generates 114 HP of power and a torque of 178 Nm. The company claims that the power and torque are the highest in its category of compact SUVs available in Nepal.

Compared to the earlier bulkier traditional engine, the compact TSI engine provides better mileage and power and produce lower emissions. The massive power from its light engine size and higher torque at lower RPM makes this engine highly responsive and fun to drive.


Specifications

The Taigun is specifically designed for the local driving conditions in India and Nepal. Volkswagen has adapted its international MQB platform–as the MQB AO IN–for the production of the Taigun in India. The vehicle comes with great ground clearance and a long wheelbase that ensure amazing ground stability–perfect for driving on Nepal’s roads.

Engine1.0L TSI
Fuel typePetrol
Displacement (cc)999
Transmission6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic
Drive system2 WD
Wheelbase (mm)2651
Fuel tank capacity (L)50
Fuel efficiency (km/l)18.10 (manual)/16.44 (automatic)
Seating capacity5
Boot space (L)385 (extendable to 1405)
Ground clearance (mm)188

Features

The SUV offers convenience features like ventilated seats, wireless mobile charging, voice-command recognition, paddle shifter, aluminum pedals, cruise control, keyless entry, push-button start/stop, smart-touch auto AC with pollen control, adjustable dual rear AC vents, cooled glovebox, bottle holder in console, electrically folding and adjustable mirror, and the VW signature flat-mode multi-function leather steering wheel.

The SUV, says the company, features 40-plus safety features that include electronic stability control, six airbags, multi-collision brakes, auto-dimming IRVM, hill-hold control, 3-point seatbelts for all seats, park distance control and rear-view camera, tyre-pressure deflation warning, and ISOFIX.


Also read: Ford Everest set to launch in Nepal

Volkswagen Taigun price in Nepal

The price of the SUVW Taigun in Nepal starts from Rs 50.90 (for the Comfortline variant) and goes up to Rs 69.90 lakh (for the topline variant).

Volkswagen modelPrice in Nepal
Taigun ComfortlineRs 50.90 lakh
Taigun HighlineRs 65.90 lakh
Taigun ToplineRs 72.90 lakh

For the introductory period, the company will be providing free accessories and attractive cash discounts to the first 100 buyers, on a first come first priority basis.


Also read: All you need to know about Hyundai Ioniq 5

Also read: Citroen C5 Aircross launched in Nepal

FAQs

What is the price of the Taigun in Nepal?

The price of the Taigun in Nepal starts from Rs 50.90 lakh (for the Comfortline variant) and goes up to Rs 69.90 lakh (for the Topline variant)

What type of engine is the Taigun equipped with?

1.0L TSI petrol engine.

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