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)
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
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
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
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
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.