It’s small, it’s attractive, and it’s a Volkswagen and we won’t obtain it here. The Taigun concept, which Volkswagen is initiation at the Sao Paulo auto show, previews a subcompact intersect located well underneath the Tiguan. Taigun, of course, is an anagram of the Tiguan moniker, and in information, the Taigun concept is to the Volkswagen Up minicab as the Tiguan is to the Golf. Just as the Tiguan is based on the PQ35 podium as was the Golf V and VI—the Taigun uses Volkswagen’s “New Small Family” planning.
It’s a front-driver, and power approach from a turbocharged version of the Up’s 1.0-liter three-banger that makes 110 hp. Highest torque is 129 lb-ft, existing from as low as 1500 rpm. This, in fact, is the identical engine that motorized the sprightly Up GT concept that we tested in early 2012. Volkswagen assures a 0-to-60 time of 9.2 seconds and a top speed of 116 mph. VW also claim fuel wealth will top 50 mpg, though we think that likely will be achieved in the positive European cycle.
The Taigun is small even by intersect principles but it tries hard to be taken critically. It is shorter than a Ford Fiesta, but taller and somewhat wider. The little SUV weigh just more than a ton, and it’s prepared with 205 rubbers on 17-inch tires. The Taigun displays a lot of rudiments that underscore the ancestral similarity among larger VW models, such as the straight bars that expand from the lattice into the headlights or the front and rear LED lighting signature.
The rear door handles are concealed, and collective with the Up-inspired bend in the side windows, it creates the consequence of a two-door vehicle. Somewhat astonishingly, the Taigun does not pick up the Up’s separate front bumper signature, which raises the query as to whether the element will survive on that car. Inside, there is the Up’s instrumentation with a large speedometer the included front seats also are comparable to the Up’s. The intellectual dashboard takes the recognized styling language a step further, and three supplementary instruments on top of the dash create a sporty consequence.