Volkswagen 2014 Auto Expo lineup: Taigun, Tiguan, Polo WRC, Passat
Volkswagen India will have an interesting lineup at the 2014 Auto Expo, opening its doors from February 5-11, 2014 (5-6 are media only days). Volkswagen will be showcasing the Taigun compact SUV, Tiguan compact crossover and their Polo WRC car at the Expo.
Volkswagen Taigun will compete with the likes of Ford EcoSport once launched in India probably by the end of 2015 or early 2016. It will be a compact SUV based on the Up! and will measure 3859mm in length so as to take advantage of lower excise duty.
VW Taigun will be powered by a 1.0 liter TSI engine offering 110 PS peak power and 175 Nm torque. It will also receive a 2.0 liter TDI engine and both engines will be mated to six speed manual and six speed DSG gearbox. Weighing just 985 kgs, the Taigun will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 9.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 186 kmph. Taigun will be fuel efficient, claiming efficiency of 22.2 kmpl. More Taigun images, here.
Volkswagen Tiguan will also be on display at the Auto Expo where it will be seen positioned below the Touareg. An updated Passat, new Tiguan and new Polo R WRC car will also be at the Auto Expo 2014. Polo R WRC car is powered by a 1.6 liter TSI engine with peak power of 300 bhp and peak torque of 350 Nm while it will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in just 4.1 seconds.