The Volkswagen Virtus and Taigun Sound Edition have been launched in India. Derived from their Topline variant, these sound edition trims are tailored for music enthusiasts. Here’s a look at their prices: –
|Model||Manual||Automatic||Price Difference From Regular TopLine Variant|
|Volkswagen Taigun Sound Edition||Rs 16.33 lakh||Rs 17.90 lakh||Up to Rs 55,000|
|Volkswagen Virtus Sound Edition||Rs 15.52 lakh||Rs 16.67 lakh||Up to Rs 30,000|
Volkswagen Taigun and Virtus Sound Editions – What’s Special?
Specially crafted for music fanatics, the Volkswagen Taigun and Virtus Topline Sound Edition variants come equipped with a subwoofer and amplifier, which were earlier limited to the GT-Line variants. They also recieve special “sound” decals on the C-pillars. Additionally, the Taigun Tucson also features a contrast-coloured roof & ORVMs.
Other than that, both these German offerings remain unchanged. They continue to come loaded with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, powered front seats, single-pane electric sunroof, six airbags, auto-dimming IRVM, rain-sensing wipers and more.
Since the Sound Editions are based on the Dynamic Line, they only get the 1-litre, 3-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine that produces 115PS of max power and 178Nm of peak torque. It can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
Volkswagen also offers the range-topping GT line variant of both Taigun and Virtus with a more powerful 1.5-litre turbo-petrol mill (150PS/250Nm) paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic (DCT).
The Volkswagen Taigun is a rival to the likes of MG Astor, Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, Toyota Hyryder, Maruti Grand Vitara, Honda Elevate and Skoda Kushaq. On the other hand, the VW Virtus faces competition from the Honda City, Skoda Slavia, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna.