Driven : Volkswagen Taigun 1.5 GT DSG & MT versions

We drive both the DSG and MT version of Volkswagen’s new mid-size SUV offering

Officia name for this colour is 'Curcuma Yellow'. Looks good we say

Seen here is the top spec trim of 1.5 GT DSG with 17 inch alloy wheels and extra dash of chrome

Rear design treatment is certainly a highlight for the VW Taigun

Neat and crisp design lines on offer. Typical of most Volkswagen products

High speed manners remain a USP for the Taigun. Stable and reassuring.

Side profile showcases the short length - less than all other rivals in the segment

GT moniker on the front grille

Rear profile - good bumper design and a faux skid plate

The Taigun gets matt black cladding all around, typical of most 'SUVs' in India

Flat bottom steering looks nice. Array of buttons for various functions including cruise

More colour options will be disclosed closer to the date of launch

View of the front fascia from the rear seats - this is the GT DSG. GT MT gets panels finished in a shade of red

Second of the Taigun offers sufficient leg room for two 6-feet tall people sitting one behind the other

150PS of power and 250Nm of torque : just what you need to wake up the enthusiast in you

VW will be selling a lot of accessories from showroom level

The roof rails are functional as seen here

Sunroof - yes. But most others offer a panoramic one

Sportier looking pedals will be standard on the top spec 1.5 DSG

One of the best design angles for the Taigun

The Taigun will play an important role in kick starting Volkswagen's India 2.0 strategy

You do get red calipers as standard with the 1.5 GT DSG

Though the 17 inch wheels compromise urban ride, the overall poise is stable and confidence inspiring

While it looks nice, the extra dash of chrome might not be to everyone's liking

Bookings are now open and price reveal will happen this month itself

The smallest boot in the segment (on paper) but still offers ample space for your weekend trips