Updated Volkswagen Taigun Concept Unveiled

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A further advanced version of the Volkswagen Taigun Concept compact crossover was unveiled last week at Auto Expo 2014 in New Delhi.

Sophisticated design features

First presented in 2012 at the Sao Paulo Motor Show, the Volkswagen Taigun mini crossover has been revised and now features 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, while the LED spotlights on the roof rails highlight its contemporary silhouette.

The interior is styled with orange and beige seat upholstery and numerous matt anodised aluminium accents.

The vehicle has an overall length of 3859mm with the rear spare wheel installed and is 1728mm wide and 1570mm tall (1605mm with roof rails). The tailgate encloses a 280 litre boot space when the rear bench seat is folded down, which then increases cargo capacity to 996 litres, while the load width of the tailgate measures 900mm.

Efficient high-tech engine

The Taigun concept comes fitted with a three-cylinder, 1.0-litre TSI engine combined to a six-speed manual gearbox and delivers 81 kW of power and 175 Nm of torque from 1500 rpm. It will 0-100 km/h in 9.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 186 km/h.

Its combined fuel consumption is 4.7 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 110 g/km, and its weight is just at 998 kg with a range of about 1000 km thanks to a 50 litre tank.

According to Volkswagen, a production version of the Taigun concept will be launched taking into account the feedback received from the 2014 Auto Expo in New Delhi, India.

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