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With safety ratings becoming an important factor for the average car buyer, more car makers are adding safety features across their lineups and making them accessible for everyone. Volkswagen, too, has now joined the list not long after its Czech cousin, Skoda did the same with the Kushaq and Slavia. All variants of the Taigun and Virtus now receive six airbags as standard.

Both the Taigun and the Virtus have secured a 5-star rating at the revised GNCAP tests, and the German car maker says it has currently sold 1 lakh units of both cars, with the Taigun contributing over 61% of the total sales. Volkswagen also says that 40% customers have opted for the higher-spec GT variants.

The Taigun has been in the news quite frequently, with the GT Line and the GT Plus Sport variants launched in April, with cosmetic and interior tweaks, while retaining both its 1.5-litre and 1.0-litre TSI mills. The Taigun was also part of a recent record run as well.

Volkswagen Virtus

Meanwhile, Volkswagen also showcased the Virtus GT Plus Sport, which appears production-ready even if VW called it a concept. Like the Taigun, the Virtus too gets the same 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre TSI, equipped with both manual and automatic transmission options.

The Volkswagen Taigun can be had from Rs 11.69 lakh to Rs 19.73 lakh, while prices for the Virtus range between Rs 11.55 lakh to Rs 19.02 lakh (all prices ex-showroom).