New VW Taigo revealed: dinky coupe-SUV coming to Europe

Published: 29 July 2021

► VW’s new Taigo crossover debuts
► Uses Polo and T-Cross platform
► On sale later in 2021

VW has pulled the covers off the new Taigo crossover – a coupe-like sibling to the T-Cross SUV. If it looks remotely familiar, it’s effectively the same car as the South American market version called the Nivus.

The new Taigo uses the VW Group’s MQB A0 platform – the same one used by the Polo supermini and T-Cross small crossover, but introduces a few things to the segment. LED matrix headlights will be on offer and, like many new VW models these days, will have an illuminated bar across the front grille.

taigo interior

There’ll be turbocharged petrol engines from launch – a 94bhp and 108bhp three-cylinder offering and a 148bhp four-cylinder model. Manual and DSG auto versions are offered, too.

Style (pictured in green) and R-Line (in red) trims are confirmed, with the former offering a wider array of customisation options inside. Elsewhere, it’s kinda standard fare for a small VW SUV – a big infotainment screen and digital dials, and a massive amount of standard driver assistance kit, with the brand’s IQ.Drive semi-autonomous tech available as an option.

More details to come.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches