Volkswagen Taigun is going to be the new VW crossover vehicle which is made to compete with Nissan Juke, MINI Countryman and Suzuki SX4. 2016 Volkswagen Taigun was presented for the first time on Auto Expo 2014 India, International Motor Show, and since then it became highly popular among online reviewers who were trying to predict its features before the start of its sales which is scheduled for 2016.
The concept shown at motor shows in 2014
New Volkswagen Taigun – Interior and Concept
In Volkswagen line it will replace VW CrossFox and it will be ranked bellow VW Taigun. Putting Taigun out in the open 4 years before its production start is an attempt by Volkswagen to get some feedback about its looks and performance and to rise its popularity, especially among the internet crowd, before it reaches the first dealer shop.
2016 Volkswagen Taigun exterior design is the work of VW designer team, lead by famous Klaus Bischoff. It looks much more bumpy then Tiguan, although Tiguan is one class up from this model. It has highly functional and rugged looks, its tailgate extends all the way up to rear bumper and it comes with 4 front-hinged doors. It has a few design solutions that are similar to the ones on Tiguan, like the taillights for example, which kind a classifies these two vehicles under the same line.
Taigun is more then 20 inches shorter then Tiguan and it is also narrower in the front and back part, which makes it much less spacey, with less head and leg room, as well as the smaller cargo area. It is a standard 4-seater, although it is possible to fit three smaller adults on to back seat. On Sao Paolo Motor Show Tiguan came with quite simple, although well designed interior. Aluminum looking strip on the dashboard, plain-looking three-dial instrument binnacle, integrated display etc are just the part of the interior features you will see in the new 2016 Volkswagen Taigun, we expect Volkswagen to add much more hi tech inside the cabin before its release.
Look at the history of Ford Focus Wagon on wikipedia
2016 Volkswagen Taigun – Engine
When it comes to performance VW Taigun can match Tiguan easily. It comes with 1,0 litre turbocharged three-cylinder direct-injection gasoline engine, which can deliver 108 horsepower and 129 pound feet of torque, which is 4 hp more then 1,2 litre four cylinder we can see in some other famous VW vehicles. It can tow up to 2,150 pounds and it has a good acceleration, it reaches 62 mph in 9,2 seconds with maximum speed of 116 mph. 2016 Volkswagen Taigun has standard fuel efficiency for its class of 50 mpg in combined city and highway conditions.
2016 Volkswagen Taigun Price
Price and exact date when the 2016 Volkswagen Taigun will be released are still unknown. We expect some more information to come during next year. When it comes to price, we are sure only that it will be cheaper then Tiguan and maybe even Nissan Juke, its main counterpart on the small crossover market.
More about these model on the official website