Launched earlier this year, the Skoda Kushaq has won many accolades for its well-sorted dynamics, sensible pricing and a power 1.5-litre TSI EVO petrol motor that comes mated to a DSG. However, to much of everyone’s shock, the Kushaq threw a bouncer at its owners in the form of EPC error and the corresponding stalling of the vehicle. The EPC error not only troubled many existing owners but even kept many potential buyers away from putting their money on the latest model from the Czech carmaker. After playing it down to a one-off incident, Skoda Auto India even came up with a ‘more robust’ replacement fuel pump to solve this issue but so far, there have been reports of EPC errors even in the cars running new fuel pumps. In the midst of all this, the VW Taigun was launched a couple of months ago. Back at its launch, many wondered if even the Taigun would face similar issues. Howe ver, there was no report of an EPC error at least until recently.
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A reason for this could be that the deliveries of the VW-badged sibling have commenced only recently. However, we finally have in front of us the first reportage of the occurrence of EPC error in the VW Taigun. As per an owner, his Highline trim of the Taigun has been bogged down by the infamous EPC error within 651 km of use. The owner reported this incident through a Twitter post wherein he tagged the official Twitter account of Volkswagen India. The carmaker even replied to the owner with an assurance that the concerned team would reach out to him at the earliest.
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However, at the time of the filing of the story, it was unknown if the issue has been resolved and if even Volkswagen plans to replace the original fuel pump of the C-SUV with a ‘more robust’ unit. Also, so far, this is the only reported issue of an EPC error in the Taigun but recently, a case of engine malfunction in a brand new Taigun had come to light. Certainly, if these issues happen to more Tiagun owners, the image of the vehicle is bound to take a hit – we’ve already seen many cancellations of bookings of Skoda Kushq owing to this infamous issue.
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The VW Taigun is on sale in a price range of Rs 10.49 – 17.49 lakh. It’s on sale in two turbocharged petrol engine variants – 1.0 TSI and 1.5 TSI EVO. Both these motors are shared with the Skoda Usha and are offered on the Taigun in the same state of tune. Moreover, the Taigun has become the second product, after Kushaq, to be based on the MQB-A0-IN platform. Next, the carmaker group is planning to launch Skoda Slavia and VW Virtus C2-segment sedans based on the India-spec version of the MQB architecture.