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AUTO NEWS – New Volkswagen Taigo identify confirmed for compact coupe-SUV

New Volkswagen Taigo identify confirmed for compact coupe-SUV


Volkswagen has confirmed its new coupe-crossover can be referred to as the Taigo. The forthcoming sporty compact SUV – primarily based on VW’s Nivus SUV from the South American market – will make its debut this summer time, forward of European gross sales beginning in the direction of the top of 2021.

Launched because the Nivus in Brazil final spring, the Volkswagen Taigo is, in impact, the T-Cross however with a extra flowing rear roofline that provides it a barely sportier profile.

The automobile relies on the VW Group’s MQB A0 platform for compact vehicles; it’s the smallest model of the VW Group’s modular chassis structure and the identical construction that underpins each the model’s T-Cross compact SUV and the present Polo supermini.

What we all know from the Brazilian Nivus locations the Taigo barely longer than the T-Cross at 4,266mm lengthy, however its roofline sits round 10mm decrease. The Taigo will give prospects a extra rakish, style-focused small SUV choice in VW’s vary, serving as a rival for the likes of the Toyota C-HR at a time when gross sales on this space of the market are increasing.

VW has confirmed that the Taigo will launch with a variety of TSI petrol engines. In South America the Nivus is offered with a single engine choice, a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol, and that is prone to type the core of the Taigo line-up as effectively. 

Nonetheless, it is going to doubtless include a variety of energy outputs as per the Polo, with 94bhp and 108bhp variations of the 1.0 TSI attainable.

It’s possible that VW might also supply stronger editions of the automobile with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit. No diesels or hybrids are prone to characteristic, partly to assist preserve pricing extra inexpensive.

Volkswagen has confirmed that the Taigo will characteristic LED headlights as commonplace, whereas a completely digital cockpit, a mess of driver help techniques and the newest connectivity tech can be supplied.

VW’s renderings of the brand new automobile in R-Line trim level in the direction of a sporty trim being supplied, whereas Match, beats and SEL fashions might doubtlessly be supplied, mirroring the trim construction of different compact VW fashions.

These pictures present R-Line trim’s chunky entrance bumper, that includes a giant air consumption and gloss black trim inserts, in addition to massive alloy wheels.

The automobile’s profile sports activities a rakish roofline on the rear, differentiating the Taigo from its extra pragmatic T-Cross sibling, whereas on the rear a outstanding spoiler, a full-width LED mild signature and a pair of exhausts full the look.

The automobile can be constructed at VW’s Pamplona manufacturing facility in Spain, the place the T-Cross and Polo are already produced.

Pricing can be confirmed nearer to the automobile’s on-sale date in the direction of the top of 2021, however anticipate to pay a small premium for the Taigo’s further type in contrast with the model’s T-Cross SUV, which begins from £18,360 in entry-level 1.0 TSI 95 S specification.

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AUTO NEWS – New Volkswagen Taigo identify confirmed for compact coupe-SUV
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