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.