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Volkswagen Taigun now claims 6% better mileage: Check ARAI figures here

Volkswagen India launched its all-new mid-size SUV, Taigun, in September last year. It was introduced at an introductory starting price of Rs 10.49 lakh, ex-showroom. However, since then, this mid-size SUV has received three price hikes. With the latest price increment, the company has also updated the Taigun with some new features and improved fuel economy.

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The Volkswagen Taigun is now claimed to offer 6 per cent better mileage than before for its 1.0-litre TSI variants. This has been possible due to the addition of the engine idle start/stop feature. Previously, this tech was available only with the larger 1.5-litre TSI motor but now the company is offering it with the smaller mill too.

Volkswagen Taigun 1.0-litre TSI: New vs Old ARAI Mileage

Taigun VariantsNew MileageOld Mileage
1.0-litre TSI MT19.20 kmpl18.10 kmpl
1.0-litre TSI AT17.23 kmpl16.44 kmpl

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Volkswagen Taigun 1.5-litre TSI: ARAI Mileage

Taigun VariantsARAI Mileage
1.5-litre TSI MT18.47 kmpl
1.5-litre TSI DSG17.88 kmpl

The Volkswagen Taigun is offered in India with two engine options. The first one is a 1.0-litre TSI unit that develops 113 hp of power and 178 Nm of peak torque. This engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed torque-converter AT. It also gets a larger 1.5-litre TSI motor that churns out 148 hp of maximum power and 250 Nm of torque. 

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This engine is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox and it gets a 7-speed DSG too. Volkswagen Taigun’s 1.5-litre TSI motor even features the cylinder deactivation technology. This German mid-size SUV is currently priced in India between Rs 11.39 lakh – Rs 18.59 lakh, ex-showroom. The new Volkswagen Taigun rivals the likes of Skoda Kushaq, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, etc. 

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