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At the Auto Expo 2020, the Volkswagen Group showcased two compact SUVs for the Indian market—the Volkswagen Taigun and the Skoda Vision IN concept.

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VW Taigun

The Taigun, which will be launched in early 2021, is the first product based on the company’s India-specific MQB-A0 IN platform, on which future vehicles are expected to be build—it shouldn’t be confused with a similarly-named vehicle Volkswagen had showcased in Auto Expo 2014.

The design of the Taigun appears somewhat similar to the T-Cross SUV, available in global markets, but it has a longer wheelbase and higher ground clearance. The company said the design has been suited to Indian tastes and conditions—for example, there is generous use of chrome on the front grille and bumpers.

The cabin layout is neat, and there is a touchscreen infotainment system with a digital instrument cluster. It is expected to get a turbo-petrol engine, and there might not be a diesel option. To keep costs low, Volkswagen is aiming to have high localisation levels under its India 2.0 project.