New Volkswagen Taigo identify confirmed for compact coupe-SUV
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.
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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