Volkswagen has just released details of its new Taiguan crossover concept. The new VW Taiguan crossover is aimed to be practically in every day errands while providing great fuel economy. The Taigun is designed similarly to the Tiguan and Touareg, as we can see in the rugged side panels, underbody protection and roof rails.
Dimensionally, the Taigun crossover measured just 3.86 meters long, 1.73 meters wide, and with a 2.47 meters wheelbase. This equates to about 2172 pounds of curb weight. Even though the VW CUV is small, it can handle up to seven passengers. There’s plenty of room for luggage, which is available normally at 280-liter of cargo space while 987 liters with the rear seats folded down. In addition, the tailgate can be split, with the top two-thirds opening upwards and the bottom third folding down for easy loading.
Like we mentioned, the Volkswagen Taigun crossover is designed to be practical. It comes with enough gadgetry for everyday needs, such as a central infotainment system with smartphone pairing capability, and mounted auxiliary instrument gauges that display oil pressure, coolant temperature and turbo charge pressure.
Power for the 2013 VW Taigun crossover is provided a turbocharged 1.0-liter direct-injected three-cylinder gasoline engine producing 108 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque through the six-speed manual gearbox. Acceleration from 0-62 mph takes about 9.2 seconds while top speed is 115 mph. According to the EU Cycle, the Taigun crossover puts out respectable fuel economy numbers at 4.7 liter/100 km (50 mpg).
Currently Volkswagen is gauging the Taigun crossover concept in the Brazil’s auto show before committing any decision for production. We’ll definitely update you on this news, so stay tuned.