The Taigun is the fourth car in the Volkswagen lineup to be offered with a subscription program
Volkswagen recently launched the new Taigun in India last month with prices starting at Rs 10.49 lakh and going up to Rs 17.49 lakh (both prices ex-showroom) for the top-spec trim. The compact crossover is the first model from the German auto brand under the India 2.0 programme.
Earlier this year, VW, Skoda’s Czech cousin launched its iteration of the SUV named Kushaq, which kickstarted the Bharat 2.0 programme. Both the SUVs are underpinned by the India-specific MQB A0 IN architecture, which is claimed to be more than 90 percent localized.
While the Taigun is priced competitively, Volkswagen is offering consumers other options for SUV ownership. The German carmaker will be offering the Taigun on a subscription basis with monthly rentals starting at Rs 28,000. The company has joined hands with Omni channel mobility solutions provider Oryx Auto Infrastructure Services Ltd to offer Taigun a monthly subscription.
Description of Taigun Subscription Model
The car can be subscribed for tenures of 24, 36 and 48 months and will be offered with benefits like periodic maintenance, 100% on-road financing and insurance cover. Beneficiaries will also have the option to upgrade or return the car at the end of the lease period. The car will be showing a white registration plate as usual in privately owned cars.
The German company will provide this service to 30 VW outlets across seven locations in the country including Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai. These locations are part of Phase 1 of this new subscription model and Volkswagen is looking to introduce the new plan to more locations in a phased manner. Taigun’s subscription model has gone live from October 1, 2021.
Earlier in September last year, Volkswagen introduced subscription programs for models like Polo, Vento and T-Roc. In recent times, many automakers have come up with subscription plans for car models that allow customers to keep the car for a specific period without paying the full amount for the car. These plans are especially useful for those who constantly change their work base.
Trims, Powertrain Options
The Taigun is offered in two wide trims namely the Dynamic Line and the Performance Line. The former includes variants including Comfortline, Highline and Topline while the latter is available in GT and GT+ variants. The Dynamic line is offered with a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder TSI turbo petrol engine that makes 114 bhp and 178 Nm of peak torque.
This unit is mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The GT Line is offered with a 1.5-litre TSI turbo petrol engine that pumps out 148 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options for this motor include a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.