Volkswagen has lifted the wraps from its new small SUV, the Taigun — not to be confused with the already-in-production Tiguan. Not surprisingly, VW said the look of the new car is designed to deliberately mirror that of its SUV siblings, the Tiguan and Touareg.
Although VW has yet to confirm the Taigun will be built, it is expected to launch in the UK in 2014. It’ll also be followed by similar versions from Skoda and Seat.
Based on the latest VW family platform — the same as which supports the Up! city car — the Taigun, at 3860mm long and 1730mm wide, is shorter than the Polo supermini.
Unveiled at the São Paulo Motor Show in Brazil, VW said the new Taigun will be powered by the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 108bhp which is featured in the Up!