The export version of the VW Taigun LHD has been spotted testing. The crossover SUV will wear the T-Cross nameplate. The India-spec Taigun is an Indianized version of the T-Cross sold in Europe. For the emerging markets, it might still wear the same nameplate. However, the manufacturing will take place in India based on the MQB A0 IN platform specifically developed for the emerging markets. The LHD (Left Hand Drive) is prevalent in a lot of countries to which this variant is catered. These images show that the LHD version of the Taigun (T-Cross) has been spotted testing on the roads. This could be done to test the powertrains, suspension setup and other bits which might be similar to India in the destination countries.
The cost of manufacturing in India for the VW Group is lowered, thanks to a ton of localization. VW has worked a lot to keep the costs in check which is the reason why it will be able to export cars from India. The Taigun has already been launched in India just recently and we will have to wait to see how the customers embrace the SUV. It is more of a crossover SUV and the design is in line with the typical VW products globally. Here are the details of the export version of the LHD VW Taigun.
VW Taigun LHD Export Version
As the images highlight, the rear end of the Taigun is quite decorated. The main highlight is the connected headlights with LED strips running across the breadth of the boot lid. The LED taillamps are in line with the latest design language of Volkswagen. The rear also features plenty of bling in form of chrome strips on the bumper and a skid plate at the bottom. The roof rails on the top also look functional and the shark fin antenna is available too. The A, B and C-pillars are blacked out to give a sporty appearance to the crossover SUV. The T-Cross might also carry the same powertrain options as the Taigun in India. This includes a 1.0-litre TSI and a 1.5-litre TSI turbo petrol engine churning out 110 hp and 150 hp of peak power and 175 Nm and 250 Nm of peak torque respectively. There will be options of 6-speed manual, torque converter and 7-speed DSG gearboxes as well.