Tuesday, 23 October 2012

VW Taigun Mini SUV revealed in Brazil, will it be launched in India too ?




Volkswagen has revealed a Compact SUV at the ongoing Sao Paulo Motor Show, its VW Taigun, yes we didn't misspell the Tiguan. Will this be a competitor to Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport ? - time will tell !!!

On the sidelines of the Sao Paulo Motor Show, Volkswagen Sales Chief Christian Klingler said “A small SUV would have promising market potential for example in India, South America, Mexico and partly in China.”

The Mini-SUV if made for India too, could have a huge potential for VW India too, as the Compact segment market is showing a huge boost in the emerging markets especially India as of now, with the consumer willing to pay a little more to upgrade from sedan to a SUV, say Renault Duster that we saw in India and is willing to upgrade from hatchback to a Mini SUV for India, say Mahindra Quanto.

The Taigun is a four-seater powered by a 1.0-litre TSI engine that produces 110 PS and 175 Nm. Weighing just 985 kg, it can speed all the way up to 186 km/h and accelerates to 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds, while delivering a combined fuel consumption figure of 22.2 kpl.

The Taigun sits on 17-inch alloy wheels, with a 205/50 R17 tire rating. The cabin designed with a 280 litre bootspace which expands to 987 liters when the seats are folded down.

“The Brazilian market is very important for the group, so we decided to make a release, a concept made on the New Small Family platform,” Hackenberg said.

Click here to view more Images of VW Taigun.

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