Volkswagen to launch Taigun GT Edge Trail edition on 2 November

It will be offered with the 1.5 TSI petrol motor.

By Saptarshi Mondal, Autocar India calendar 01 Nov 2023 Views icon2188 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Volkswagen to launch Taigun GT Edge Trail edition on 2 November

First showcased in April this year, Volkswagen is now gearing up to launch the Taigun GT Edge Trail Edition in India tomorrow. It’s part of the slew of special edition variants Volkswagen had announced for both the Taigun and Virtus line-up, and our dealer sources have indicated a premium of about Rs 30,000 for the Trail Edition over the GT trim that it will be based on.

The Taigun Trail Edition is only a cosmetic job with the intent of keeping the model fresh in the face of renewed competition, and will likely be limited in numbers.

Volkswagen Taigun GT Edge Trail Edition: exterior, interior

The Taigun GT Edge Trail Edition will get special decals on the rear fenders, doors, and C-pillar, and a functional roof rail for a more outdoorsy vibe. It also gets new blacked-out 17-inch alloy wheels, a red finish for the brake callipers and a 'Trail' badge on the tail gate. The Trail Edition is likely to be offered in the Carbon Steel Grey and Deep Black Pearl exterior shades along with the Candy White shade that its been teased with. 

On the inside, the only updates will be to the seat upholstery – it will have black leatherette upholstery with red contrast stitching and the word ‘Trail’ embossed on to the seats. It could also come with metal foot pedals that's currently offered on the GT Plus trim.  

Based on the GT trim, it will carry over the equipment list unchanged. That means it will come with features like 10-inch touchscreen, wireless phone connectivity and charging, automatic headlamps, reversing camera and TPMS among several others. It, however, will miss out on ventilated and powered front seats, a sunroof, cruise control, a fully digital instrument cluster, full LED headlamps, and six airbags that’s offered on the higher-spec GT Plus trim.

Volkswagen Taigun GT Edge Trail Edition: powertrain options

Under the hood, the Taigun GT Trail Edition only gets the 150hp, 250Nm, 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine, and will likely be offered with both 6-speed manual and 7-speed DCT gearboxes.

Volkswagen had previously also showcased a Sport Edition of the Taigun, which, as a name suggests came with sporty cosmetic enhancements. Expect this special edition model to also launch in the coming months.

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