T-Cross will be imported from Brazil, from where it was imported between 2019 and 2022. Volkswagen took advantage of the face lift half of the life cycle of the model to change the source of supply to India. The Indian T-Cross, which was launched in Mexico in April 2022, is the one that will now be marketed under the name Taigun, which will be the global commercial nomenclature.
Unlike the Brazilian, the Indian-made Taigun is slightly taller and longer. In addition, the rear light that connects the two taillights lights up when the brake is applied.
Edgar Estrada, general director of the Volkswagen brand, explained during the presentation that the brand will seek to target two very different customer profiles with the two variants. The Brazilian T-Cross will be aimed at a fleet segment, while with Taigun it will seek to compete in the upper part of the segment.
Both models will move in a price range that goes from 400,000 to 500,000 pesos.
Taigun will be offered in three versions: Trendline for 440,990 pesos; Comfortline of 468,990 pesos and Highline of 508,990 pesos. All three will have the 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo engine.
The Brazilian T-Cross, like the Taigun and Nivus turbo-engined variants, is built on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB A0 platform, which is also used in the Volkswagen Virtus, Seat Ibiza and Seat Arona models, among others.