The 2016 Volkswagen Taigun is the newest member of the famous German brand. The new model will represent a compact SUV which targets small and active families. The new SUV’s design will be based on the Taigun Concept which was presented at the 2012 Sao Paolo Auto Show. It will feature numerous interesting details, starting from its unique and appealing interior and exterior design, all the way to its powertrain which is expected to have a very good fuel economy. The aforementioned concept was an indication of the next Volkswagen’s move, which they confirmed this year at New Delhi, where the latest version of it was once again introduced. Since the concept had two premieres, we expect the new production model to look the same as the concept from this year, since there would be no point in changing it. The 2016 Taigun will surely interest numerous buyers with it interesting and attractive design, fully equipped and comfortable cabin and decent and economical powertrain. However, the downside to this model is that it is not very likely that it will reach American soil since the demand for small SUVs there is almost non-existent.
Exterior And Apperance
The 2016 VW Taigun will be heavily based on the Taigun concept. The model will use the platform currently used for the Polo model, which means it will come with front-wheel drive as standard. The platform will, however be modified to underpin the Up’s slightly bigger sibling. The 2016 Volkswagen Taigun will be 152 inches long and 68 inches wide, while its height will be 62 inches. In addition, the new model will borrow certain styling cues from other Volkswagen models, such as the Up and Golf. The front side will feature a small grille and sharply edged LED headlights. The body will be very aerodynamic thanks to the nicely shaped lines, while the rear end will also feature LED technology in its taillights, alongside with twin exhaust pipes. The model will use 17-inch wheels. The new model will truly have an interesting and attractive appearance. As for the interior, the 2016 Taigun will have a tastefully designed cabin. It is said that the new SUV will be fully equipped, offering even some non-standard gadgets for a model this class. That will surely help win the deserved piece of the market segment.
2016 Volkswagen Taigun Engine & Specs
The 2016 Volkswagen Taigun Concept uses a 1.0-liter three-cylinder TSI engine, which could deliver around 110 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque. However, the production version should use a more powerful unit. Allegedly, the new model will be powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine which generates 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. As for the gearbox, the 2016 Volkswagen Taigun will use a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic DSG transmission. The aforementioned 1.0-liter unit will, if it makes it into production, use either six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. This setup will accelerate the SUV to 60 mph from a standstill in 9.2 seconds, while its maximum speed would be set at 115 mph. in addition, the new model is said to be very fuel efficient, though the reports about how good exactly will it be are still unknown.
2016 Volkswagen Taigun Price & Release
The 2016 Volkswagen Taigun will be released during next year in Europe, where its base price will be set at around 15,000 euros. As for the USA, there are many rumors about its possible release. Some claim it will not be available in the USA due to the small demand for such model, while others state it will certainly be released. The release date is, according to them, set for the early 2016, and once the model is out, it will cost slightly under $20,000.