The Taigun is a really compact SUV with the concise and clear Volkswagen design DNA. The dimensions are such that overhangs are short and thus proportions appealing.
The dimensions of the Taigun compared to say, the Ecosport
|Length||3,859 mm||4,241 mm|
|Width||1,728 mm||2,057 mm|
|Height||1,570 mm||1,696 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,470 mm||2,521 mm|
That surely is compact!
The four-seat concept car is powered by a new 110 PS 1.0-litre TSI engine. The Taigun engine extends the range of the three-cylinder petrol engines by adding direct fuel injection plus turbocharging technology. EcoBoost anyone?
The engine delivers a high torque of 175 Nm from as low as 1,500 rpm. The Taigun can hit 100 kph in 9.2 seconds and go all the way to a top speed of 186kph. Combined fuel consumption is said to be around 22.22 kpl.
Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Brand for Technical Development, said: “The torque-strong three-cylinder is an ideal engine for such a compact SUV; it is a companion for driving through the urban environment that is as efficient as it is dynamic.”
The Taigun is painted in Seaside Blue. The roof rails have integrated LED spotlights that give the Taigun a side profile to be envied. A metal underbody protection panel was designed into the front and rear bumper. The Taigun boasts of a split tail gate. The tailgate encloses a 280 litre bootspace; when the rear bench seat is folded down, cargo capacity increases to 987 litres.
The Taigun interiors are futuristic with innovative design elements. The dials on the air nozzles on the dashboard can be used to control the temperature and blower speed and read their settings.