Volkswagen Taigun Concept
At the São Paulo International Motor Show Volkswagen has presented the Taigun Concept, a compact SUV that evolves the design of the brand’s New Small Family.
The Taigun is characterized by compact dimensions – it is 3,859 mm long, 1,728 mm wide and 1,570 mm tall.
The proportions are balanced by the very short overhangs (708 mm at the front and 681 mm at the rear) and a relatively long wheelbase of 2,470 mm, which in combination with the distinctive protruding fenders gives the Taigun a dynamic stance.
The DLO graphics and the surrounding surface treatment adopts the same styling elements of the Up! family and helps creating a family feeling with the company’s current line-up.
The front end builds on the face of the Tiguan and Touareg models: it is dominated by horizontal design elements and features a metal underbody protection panel that gives a touch of robustness and off-road feel.
The rear end keeps the same themes of the front, maintaining the horizontal elements, the metal underbody protection and the similarities with the Tiguan and Touareg. The rear lights are visually interconnected by an edge beneath the VW badge.
Visually hidden is the two-part construction of the tailgate. The upper section (2/3) down to the lower edge of the rear lights opens upward, while the lower section (1/3) extending to the underbody protection swivels downwards towards the road. It is possible to open the upper part with the rear window separately.
Among the other distinctive details are the roof rails with integrated LED spotlights.
The interior is inspired by the idea of clarity and by the spirit of modern urban world.
The tailgate encloses a 280 liter bootspace; when the rear bench seat is folded down, cargo capacity increases to 987 liters.
The four-seat Taigun is powered by a new 1.0-liter TSI engine (turbocharged, direct injection petrol engine) with 81 kW/110 PS (from 5,000/min). Its combined fuel consumption is just 4.7 l/100 km (110 g/km CO2).
According to Volkswagen, the Taigun – which was developed with the Brazilian market in mind – could become a new global production model in case of a positive response of the public.