Just days after the Skoda Kushak dropped the automatic climate control feature from the mid-spec ambition variant of the SUV, Volkswagen followed suit doing the same for the mid-spec highline variant of the Taigun SUV. Like Skoda, Volkswagen has quietly taken this step in the face of an ongoing shortage of semiconductor chips. This is the first time that Volkswagen has made some changes to the list of existing features on offer for the Taigun.
The Highline variant of the Volkswagen Taigun is located between the entry-level ‘Comfortline’ and the top-spec ‘Topline’ variant. Instead of a touch-controlled automatic climate control panel, which was previously available, the Highline variant now comes with a manual AC panel from the entry-level ‘Comfortline’ variant. T-BHP. This panel has three round switches for manual AC control. In addition, the fancy-looking touch-sensitive automatic climate control panel is now only available in the ‘Topline’ variant.
Unlike Skoda, which has also removed electrically foldable rearview mirrors from the Kushak’s mid-spec ambition variant, the Volkswagen Taigon Highline continues to feature electrically foldable rearview mirrors, including automatic climate control. Despite the omission of automatic climate control, Volkswagen has kept the highline variant of the Taigon unchanged, with the manual version priced at Rs 13.00 lakh and the automatic version priced at Rs 14.40 lakh.
Volkswagen Taigun Highline
The Highline variant, along with the Comfortline and Topline variants in which it is located, is available with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged TSI petrol engine that produces 115 PS of maximum power and 178 Nm of maximum torque. Although a 6-speed manual gearbox is offered as standard in all three variants, the Highline and Topline variants may be accompanied by an optional 6-speed automatic gearbox.
In addition to these volume-driving 1.0-liter TSI variants, the Volkswagen Taigun is also available with two exclusive variants – the GT and GT Plus. Both variants are powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged TSI petrol engine, their list of features is intact. This large powertrain of these two variants pumps a maximum of 150 PS of power and 250 Nm of peak torque output. The GT variant has a 6-speed manual gearbox, the GT Plus variant is only available with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
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