New Volkswagen Taigo SUV coupe debuts in Europe

The front-wheel drive Taigo has a trendy crossover body style, raised seating positions, plenty of connectivity and is designed for everyday use.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 30 Jul 2021 Views icon13482 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Volkswagen has launched an SUV coupe on the European market for the first time. The front-wheel drive Taigo has a trendy crossover body style, raised seating positions, plenty of connectivity and is designed for everyday use.

The rear of the five-seater car slopes backwards in the style of a coupé, without restricting headroom in the back seat. This sees Volkswagen expand the portfolio of the compact Polo (hatchback) and T-Cross (SUV) models built on the MQB platform with a third chassis variant, which has previously been primarily re-served for high-end models. Numerous latest-generation assistance systems guarantee optimum comfort and a high level of safety for all passengers.

The Taigo is exclusively front-wheel-driven and petrol-powered. There are two engines on offer – a 1.0-litre, turbocharged three-cylinder unit producing either 95hp or 110hp and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder that makes 150hp. Depending on the engine specified, the Taigo comes with a 5-speed or 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic (DSG).

Will the Taigo come to India?
In terms of dimensions, at 4,266mm long, 1,494mm tall and 1,757mm wide, the Taigo is comparable in size to the Skoda Kushaq available in India, while its 2,566mm wheelbase almost exactly matches that of the sixth-gen Polo and European-spec T-Cross. With a seats-up boot capacity of 438 litres, luggage space is barely diminished compared with the straighter-backed T-Cross.

Volkswagen has not made any official announcement regarding its plans to bring the Taigo to India. The German brand is gearing up to introduce the Taigun, one of its most important products in the coming weeks after which the  launch of the Tiguan facelift during the festive season is expected.

 

 

 

RELATED ARTICLES
Elektrobit reveals role in Sony Honda’s software-defined prototype EV

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar07 Feb 2023

Cockpit computers and displays powered by Elektrobit software and integrated by Elektrobit engineering services enable n...

Continental’s minimalistic vehicle cockpit concept wins gold at German Design Award 2023

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar07 Feb 2023

Reduced design in the Luxury Minimalism Concept wins top honours; innovative display solutions such as 5K Natural 3D Dis...

Mobility business delivers highest sales growth for Bosch in 2022

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar07 Feb 2023

Bosch recorded total sales revenue of 88 billion euros in 2022, up 12%, of which the Mobility Solutions business account...