Volkswagen recently presented the new 2016 Volkswagen Taigun concept in New Delhi at the Auto Expo this year. This new model is expected to give this German car maker good returns from the emerging markets. Designed for the urban jungle, this model is specifically meant to cut a share in the Indian and Brazilian auto markets.
Compared to the first concept model showcased about 2 years ago, this model stands out as a remarkable package as it features a new rear design with an exterior mounted –spare wheel.
2016 Volkswagen Taigun Design
2016 Volkswagen Taigun Exterior
This new 2016 Taigun concept will measure; 3,859mm length, 1,728mm width and 1,570 height. It also has a shorter wheelbase of 2,470mm making it arguably the smallest SUV to be sold in the U.S.
Its body design is greatly influenced by the design of other VW models, but majorly the Golf and the Up. It will come with a small grille that will perfectly integrate with its new headlights that have a futuristic look. It will have a new designed bumper that will come with splitters which will improve its aerodynamics. It will also have a rounded and slightly convex hood and shall have roof racks as standard. On its back it will have a small-roof spoiler that will include an additional -stoplight. It shall have daytime running LED lights and well as LED taillights and a pair of trapezoidal exhaust. Lastly, this model shall be available with 17inch alloy rims.
2016 Volkswagen Taigun Interior
The interior of this new 2016 Taigun concept shall blend two colors majorly. These are; beige and black and shall give this model a perfect interior surrounding. VW also said that this model will come with various new features such as: beige color, furniture that will include –honeycomb structure, faux leather upholstered door pads and armrests, a well designed dashboard with well designed air conditioner vents, instrument panel and a few other general controls. It is also expected to come with an improved infotainment system that will offer universal connectivity and a support all USB and mobile devices.
2016 Volkswagen Taigun Performance
The new 2016 Taigun concept shall be driven by a 1.0l stratified injection turbo engine that will deliver up to 110hp and a torque of 129lb-ft. According to VW this mini SUV is able to sprint from 0-60 in just 9.2 seconds and its optimal speed reaches 115mph. It has a great integrated EPA rating of 52mpg making it awesomely fuel efficient. There is word that VW may present a related model also but with a bigger engine capacity of 2.0l and it shall be an in-line 4 engine. The standard model of this 2016 Taigun concept release shall be a –front wheel drive, there being an option of the powerful 4WD model.
2016 Volkswagen Taigun Price and release date
The price for this new model shall start at about $20,000 for the smallest trim while higher trims such as the 4WD version will cost slightly more. The complete product -the 2016 Taigun Concept model shall be presented in the first quarter of 2016 in New Dehli and Sao Paulo then after start sales especially in the emerging markets.