2014 Volkswagen Taigun Concept


(from Volkswagen Press Release) Asian premiere of the Taigun in New Delhi

Volkswagen is showing further developed Taigun SUV concept at the Auto Expo in India

The further developed version of the Volkswagen Taigun SUV concept. The further developed version of the Volkswagen Taigun SUV concept.

Volkswagen is presenting a further developed version of the Taigun SUV concept at Auto Expo 2014 in New Delhi (5 to 11 February). Its defining characteristics: Compact dimensions, spacious interior, an efficient high-tech engine and exterior-mounted spare wheel.

Compared to the first concept – presented in São Paulo, Brazil – the new Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) has a new rear design with an exterior-mounted spare wheel. Trim parts added to the side sills, wheel arches and bumpers emphasise the vehicle's rugged character; LED spotlights on the roof rails, on the other hand, highlight its contemporary silhouette.

In the spacious interior, meanwhile, the concept vehicle shows how Volkswagen is presenting a sophisticated and multi-purpose compact SUV at affordable prices. Its styling, surfaces and layout of instruments and controls – together with its orange and beige seat upholstery and numerous matt anodised aluminium accents – give the interior fresh and youthful contrasts.

The four-seat Taigun is powered by a new 1.0-litre TSI engine with 81 kW /110 PS ; its combined fuel consumption is 4.7 l/100 km (110 g/km CO2). The efficient powerplant extends the line-up of three-cylinder petrol engines, adding direct fuel injection plus turbo technology. Volkswagen is writing a new chapter in its downsizing strategy here. Key benefits: Not only is the three-cylinder engine very lightweight and fuel-efficient; its maximum torque of 175 Newton metres is also available at a low 1500 rpm

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