How Much Will the VW Taigo Cost You?
VW South Africa announces pricing for their new Taigo SUV Coupe
Back in March, we broke the news that VW’s new SUV coupe, the Taigo will be arriving in SA. Well folks, it's here and VW South Africa has released the model’s local pricing.
For those of you who don't know much about the Taigo, here’s a quick recap; the Taigo is VW’s first foray into the SUV Coupe market which only had two contestants really, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. In terms of model position, the Taigo is placed between T-Cross and the T-Roc in Volkswagen’s SUV model, or “T” range as it’s known thanks to each model’s name beginning with a T; T-Cross, Taigo, T-Roc, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and the Touareg.
Moving back to Taigo, the model line-up starts with the Life trim level which is powered by a 85kW 1.0 TSI engine with DSG transmission. In Life trim, you will find LED headlights and LED tail lights, a Digital Cockpit, 6.5-inch Composition Colour infotainment system, App-Connect, We Connect Go, front centre armrest with a USB-C interface, multi-function leather steering wheel, electrically folding exterior mirrors with heating function and 16-inch Belmopan alloy wheels all as standard.
Following on from the Life is the Style which takes everything from the base model and throws in IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights, ambient lighting, 17-inch Aberdeen alloy wheels, Park Distance Control front and rear, Dynamic Light Assist, 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit Pro, Active Info Display and an 8-inch Composition Media infotainment system. Apart from the feature upgrades, the Style is further differentiated from the Life thanks to its unique rear bumper with chrome details, a silver diffuser and silver anodised roof rails.
The top-of-the-line Taigo model, as with all VWs is the R-Line. If you decide that the R-Line is the model you want in your garage then you’ll get to enjoy everything the Style trim level has to offer with the addition of a black headliner, stainless steel pedals, and privacy glass for rear windows as well as 17-inch Valencia alloy wheels. In true VW tradition, the R-Line also receives a far more aggressive styling package with the front bumper featuring the high-gloss black detailing around the air intakes.
So, how much will a Taigo cost you? Well, pricing for the Life starts at R429,900 with the Style coming in at R464,100 and the R-Line starting at R486,000.
All models are equipped with the aforementioned 85kW 1.0 TSI engine mated to a DSG gearbox, and your Taigo will also come standard with a year/120,000km warranty, a 3-year/ 45 000km EasyDrive Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. For added peace of mind, VW also offers the option to extend your EasyDrive Maintenance and EasyDrive Service Plans up to 10 years/ 300,000km.
So, what do I think of the pricing? Well, with so many cars, especially the nicer ones all coming in at/or above the R500,000 mark, it's quite refreshing to see a top-of-the-line VW keeping it below half a million, making it a very good buy in my book if I must say so myself!
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