Volkswagen India today announces feature enhancements on its India 2.0 cars – Taigun and Virtus. Having received phenomenal response for the two products, the Brand has further increased its value proposition and accessibility by offering ‘Auto Headlights’, ‘Auto Coming/ Leaving Home lights’ on the Highline variant of the 1.0l TSI Dynamic Line and the GT variant of the 1.5l TSI Performance Line of the Volkswagen Taigun. Additionally, the Volkswagen Virtus now offers rear fog lamps across its variants, a safety feature that enhances the visibility of the vehicle on the road. Along with these new feature additions, all MY23 (model year 23) variants on the Taigun and Virtus carlines are RDE and E20 norms-compliant.
Built on the MQB A0 IN platform, the Volkswagen Taigun and Virtus are known for their strong build owing to the Brand’s German-engineering prowess, progressive design language, turbocharged (TSI) performance, and comfort and connectivity feature offerings. The two carlines have been widely appreciated, with the Taigun receiving 20+ awards and recognitions and the Virtus receiving 12+ awards from Indian automotive media publications between 2021 – 2023. With safety being a core element of the Volkswagen DNA, the Taigun received a 5-star GNCAP rating for adult and child occupants (as per the new testing protocol), making it India’s safest SUVW.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, said, “It is our constant endeavour at Volkswagen India to offer the best to our customers in terms of safety, build quality, and fun-to-drive experiences. Our products are developed and packaged keeping in mind important and relevant features that add value to the lives of our customers. Product development is a continuous process at Volkswagen and we strongly believe the additional and new feature offerings across the Taigun and Virtus variants will increase their accessibility as well as value proposition for our customers.”
The updated versions of both the carlines will be available across the Volkswagen India network which comprises 159 sales touchpoints in 118 cities. In addition, all MY23 (model year 23) variants on these carlines are RDE and E20 norms-compliant. Pursuant to these developments and rising input costs, the Brand also announces a price hike of up to 2% across its product portfolio effective 1 April 2023.