► Further expansion of VW's suite of SUVs
► Based on a South American model
► Full reveal soon, on sale by end of 2021
The coupe is dead, long live the SUV coupe. At least, that's how it seems based on the number of up-and-coming examples, the latest being the Volkswagen Taigo, as teased in these official sketches.
Essentially, the Taigo is a Europeanised version of VW's Nivus, a compact crossover already sold in South America. Although the sketches suggest a small number of styling tweaks, it looks to be the same car, with production for European models relocated to Spain.
Based on the MQB A0 platform, the Taigo shares many of its styling cues with the more practically-bodied T-Cross SUV, the most obvious change being the more aggressive tapering of the roof. It remains to be seen what impact that has on headroom.
Details, as well as images, remain sketchy for the time being, with no confirmation of the engine range save for VW's mention of 'economical TSI' powerplants; that implies no diesels or PHEVs.
Expect the Taigo to cost more than the existing T-Cross when sales begin towards the end of 2021, but it seems likely that it will be generously equipped, with cited tech including LED headlamps and VW's fully digital instrumentation pack.
Keep this page bookmarked for more news on the Volkswagen Taigo as and when we have it.
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