The new Volkswagen Taigo – The Germans invent the smallest SUV coupe


The Germans from Volkswagen also invent an SUV to fill a small empty space in their range. This is the new Taigo, a subcompact coupe SUV.

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The new Volkswagen Taigo is, in fact, the European version of Nivus, the model sold by the Germans in South America, starting last year. In Europe, the model announced in the spring receives a name that begins with the letter “T”. This follows the strategy of the German manufacturer which used only such names for SUVs marketed in European markets.

It is a coupe SUV, based on the MQB A0 platform, developed by the Volkswagen group for small cars. Models such as Polo or T-Cross are built on the same structure. Unlike the latter, however, Taigo has a roof with a downward line and an inclined telescope. The new SUV coupe measures 4,270 millimeters in length, being a little longer than the T-Cross, and 1,757 millimeters in width. Its wheelbase is 2,566 millimeters.

The design of the SUV coupe comes with a number of trade-offs. Thus, the space in the head for those who sit in the back seat has been reduced. The trunk volume is also smaller: 438 liters compared to the 455 of the T-Cross.

We find on board a configuration similar to what we know from Polo. The MIB3 crowd system appears there, played on either a 6.5-inch or a 9.2-inch touch screen. The system allows Apple CarPlay and Android AUto connections. The driver will benefit from the presence of a digital instrument panel.

Optionally, the future Taigo owner will also be able to check the IQ.Drive package, which includes a wide range of support systems.

The new Volkswagen Taigo – engine range

Typical of this segment, the new Volkswagen Taigo will be available exclusively with front-wheel drive. The car will not be able to be controlled with diesel propulsion. The Germans instead prepared two gasoline engines. At the base of the range will be the 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo unit, available with either 95 or 110 horsepower. The entry-level version comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, and the 110-horsepower can be ordered with a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Above in the range we find the 1.5 TSI turbo engine with four cylinders and 150 horsepower.

The order list will open this fall. The first customers will receive their new Volkswagen Taigo starting with the first part of next year. The car will be available in 28 European countries, plus Turkey and Africa.


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