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Volkswagen Taigun was responsible for half of VW brand’s growth in October 2021

30. December 2021

The Indian offshoot of the German carmaker, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, recently announced that the Taigun SUV was responsible for half of its growth in October. This is based on VW’s overall year-on-year sales figures. The company received more than 18,000 pre-orders for the Taigun, which is now sold out for the rest of 2021. According to Volkswagen, both trim levels, Dynamic Line and Performance Line were equally in demand. The rush of customers resulted in delivery times of over two months after placing an order, but is dependent on the trim chosen. The Taigun is the first model based on the MQB A0 IN platform, which has been specially developed or adapted for the Indian market. Based on this, a sedan the size of the Virtus will also be launched soon, VW says. The comparable model to the Taigun in Europe is the T-Cross. The Virtus is based on the hatchback version of the Polo VI, which in turn is only built and sold in Brazil. Like other models from the automotive sector, many components for the production of the Taigun are subject to AIS- and/or BIS-certification, which is mandatory in order for them to be approved for the Indian market.

The price of the Taigun in India starts at the equivalent of 13,965 US dollars. Two engine variants are offered: a 1.0-litre TSI three-cylinder petrol engine with 115 hp and 175 Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Also available is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI petrol engine with 148 hp and 250 Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG automatic transmission.

Cars and two-wheelers and their components have to be certified under the AIS guidelines in India. AIS stands for Automotive Industry Standards, the technical automotive standards for India. MPR International GmbH – India Certification will be happy to support you with AIS certification and is also available to answer any questions you may have.

AIS stands for Automotive Industry Standards, the technical automotive standards for India, while TAC stands for Type Approval Certificate. This kind of automotive product certifiation is conducted by authorities like the International Center for Automotive Technology (iCAT).

Depending on the product category, there are different certification steps. We will be happy to advise you on certification in India like AIS, BIS, WPC, TEC or PESO and are always available to answer your questions.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details and consultation. You can contact us via e-mail, or call us (UK: +44 2071931135, Rest of Europe: +49 69 2713769261, US: +1 773 654-2673).

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR International GmbH
Publisher: MPR International GmbH

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