Volkswagen celebrated the first day of the Malayalam new year, known as Chingam, and the beginning of Onam festivities by delivering 175 cars in Kerala in a single day.
The batch of 175 vehicles consisted of the Taigun, Tiguan, and the newly launched Virtus. Interestingly, the automaker delivered 150 models of the Virtus in a single day in Kerala last month. Out of the three, the Taigun and Virtus are a part of Volkswagen’s Project India 2.0 and are based on the modular MQB A0 IN platform.
Volkswagen offers a choice of two powertrain options with the Taigun and Virtus: a 1.5-litre, inline-four, turbocharged petrol motor producing 148bhp and 250Nm and a 1.0-litre, inline-three, turbocharged, petrol engine that makes 114bhp and 178Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre in Taigun is mated to a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission, while the Virtus only gets a seven-speed DSG unit. On the other hand, the 1.0-litre motor can be had with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission in both cars.
The Tiguan, meanwhile, is available in a single trim, the Elegance. It gets a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.