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VW Taigun 1.5 TSI MT & DSG : Which one is quicker to 100km/h?

Check out the 0-100 KMPH Acceleration Run of India’s Fastest Mid-size SUV

Volkswagen India recently launched the new VW Taigun in the country. This mid-size SUV is offered with two petrol engines, including the globally-acclaimed 1.5-litre TSI. We have tested the true potential of this SUV with its 0-100 KMPH acceleration runs in both the gearbox options of MT (manual) and DSG (automatic)

VW Taigun 1.5 TSI MT & DSG : Which one is quicker to 100km/h?
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Volkswagen India recently launched the all-new VW Taigun mid-size SUV in the country. The new Volkswagen Taigun shares its platform, mechanicals, powertrains and most of the features with its Czech sibling, i.e. the Skoda Kushaq. However, despite that, the VW Taigun turns out to be a more enthusiast-friendly car. The VW Taigun is offered in India with two turbo petrol engine options and we have tested the true potential of this SUV’s more powerful 1.5-litre TSI version with its 0-100 KMPH acceleration runs. Mind you, the results are pretty good for this segment.

Taigun 1.5 TSI Petrol MT 0-100 KMPH Run

VW Taigun 1.5 TSI MT & DSG : Which one is quicker to 100km/h?
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On our GSP based Draggy device and its app, the Volkswagen Taigun 1.5 TSI MT (manual gearbox) sprinted from 0-100 KMPH in just 10.22 seconds and 0-120 KMPH in 13.81 seconds. These are excellent figures for a SUV of this segment - specially given that the test was done in a hilly area

First, we performed the acceleration run in the manual variant of the VW Taigun equipped with the 1.5-litre TSI mill. We conducted three acceleration runs and at its best, the VW Taigun 1.5 TSI MT sprinted from 0-100 KMPH in just 10.22 seconds and 0-120 KMPH in 13.81 seconds. Also, it needs to be mentioned that the test results were monitored by a GPS device and the acceleration run was conducted in Udaipur (Rajasthan) which is located at a high altitude from sea level. Moreover, there were two occupants in the car along with some luggage in the boot.

Taigun 1.5 TSI Petrol DSG 0-100 KMPH Run

VW Taigun 1.5 TSI MT & DSG : Which one is quicker to 100km/h?
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The VW Taigun’s 1.5 TSI DSG (automatic gearbox) on the other hand sprinted from 0-100 KMPH in 10.89 seconds and 0-120 KMPH in 15.17 seconds. The dual clutch auto ensures there isn’t much lag in performance, making this the quickest automatic SUV in the segment

Now, talking about the acceleration run of the VW Taigun’s 1.5-litre TSI engine equipped with the superior DSG or Direct Shift Gearbox, it felt a bit slower than the stick-shift version. We did two acceleration runs and at its best, the VW Taigun’s 1.5 TSI DSG sprinted from 0-100 KMPH in 10.89 seconds and 0-120 KMPH in 15.17 seconds, which makes it a wee bit slower than the manual version of the car. That being said, the VW Taigun is still one of the best driver-oriented SUVs and also it is the fastest mid-size SUV currently on sale in the Indian market.

VW Taigun Engine Specs

VW Taigun 1.5 TSI MT & DSG : Which one is quicker to 100km/h?
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The Volkswagen Taigun gets the same engine options as the Skoda Kushaq. It draws power from a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine that churns out 115 PS of power and 175 Nm of torque. The engine comes paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed torque converter AT. It also gets a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine. This motor pumps out 150 PS of power and 250 Nm of peak torque. It is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 7-speed DSG.

VW Taigun Price and Rivals

VW Taigun 1.5 TSI MT & DSG : Which one is quicker to 100km/h?
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This SUV gets a premium cabin too along with a host of features, including a new digital instrument cluster.

The Volkswagen Taigun has been recently launched in India and it has been priced between Rs 10.49 lakhs - Rs 17.49 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi. This German mid-size SUV rivals the Skoda Kushaq, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, etc.

Watch The Acceleration Run Video Below:

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