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Published on March 31st, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin

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Volkswagen Taigo Teased Ahead Of Unveiling

It will be fully revealed in summer and will go on sale at the end of this year

It seems that Volkswagen is not done expanding its crossover lineup as another addition is set to be launched into the European market. Called the Taigo, it is a coupe-like compact crossover (or Crossover Utility Vehicle) that is based on the Nivus, which is sold exclusively in Brazil.

The real thing is yet to be unveiled, but these images provide a good first look at the brand’s latest offering. Like the Nivus, T-Cross, Polo and a few other compact models across the VW Group, the new model is likely to be based on the MQB A0 platform.

While the front end looks very similar to that of its South American counterpart, the Taigo appears more high-end thanks to a LED light strip spanning across the grille that links the LED headlights. The same concept is also applied for the rear lights.

The vehicle previewed here is an R-Line model, based on the ‘R’ logo in the grille, and the large opening on the front bumper. At the side, black cladding emphasises the Taigo’s crossover look, while at the back, a roof-mounted spoiler and angular exhaust tips underline its sporty character.

Volkswagen has yet to unveil the interior but we expect it to be identical with the T-Cross’ or Nivus’. The automaker says the Taigo will feature “a modern operating concept, a fully digital cockpit and a multitude of assist systems.”

As for powertrains, a range of TSI engines has been confirmed for the Taigo. If we had to guess, we’d say it’s the 1.0-litre three-cylinder and the 1.5-litre four-cylinder.

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Check out the press release for more info:

PRESS RELEASE

The new Taigo is raring to go! Ahead of the model’s official European première, Volkswagen has revealed the name of its upcoming crossover model. The Taigo is a new addition to Volkswagen’s range of SUVs in the small vehicle segment. It impresses with a dynamic and emotional design. The new model also comes with a multitude of assistance systems and state-of-the-art connectivity.

The wait is over for those who have been looking for a CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) that combines an elevated seating position with a sporty coupé silhouette. The new Taigo will be launched on the market with economical TSI engines, LED headlights as standard, a modern operating concept, a fully digital cockpit and a multitude of assist systems.

The Taigo is based on the successful Nivus model from Brazil, and will be manufactured for the European market in Pamplona, Spain. The new CUV will make its début this summer and will be launched on the market at the end of 2021.

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