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Published on February 21st, 2024 | by Sounder Rajen


Will This Extremely Efficient Volkswagen Taigun Come To Malaysia?

With the Volkswagen Taigun being so efficient, will it be a popular taxi too?

We all know just how important fuel efficiency is to most Malaysians, after all, it is the sole determining factor behind many Malaysia’s choice for a car. While comfort, practicality, performance and looks are, no doubt, very important when considering a vehicle, more often than not, most of us value fuel efficiency way more.


This is where something like the newly tested Volkswagen Taigun comes in. No, not Tiguan, Taigun. If you haven’t heard about this almost impossibly efficient SUV from the German automaker then strap in because this is about to be a wild ride, or rather fuel efficient ride, the likes of which have never been seen before.

Moreover, thrill multiplied per mile when the Volkswagen Taigun took over NATRAX for 24 hours straight, no you did not read that wrong, 24 hours straight. That is how fuel efficient this new SUV is. This is a truly unexpected move from the brand as well considering how hard it is pushing for electric vehicles (EVs) as of late.

Still, this petrol powered Volkswagen Taigun SUV proved it was more than capable of running for a whole day without stopping on a petrol engine making it perhaps the most fuel efficient petrol engine the world has ever seen. If not, it is certainly the most fuel efficient engine I have ever seen.


The Volkswagen Taigun 1.0L made new national records in the SUV category, namely the Max distance covered and best fuel efficiency in 24 hours and it deserved this title. Now this begs the question, will we see this new fuel efficient SUV here in Malaysia anytime soon? It certainly would fit the demographic here.

On top of that, with so many Malaysians complaining about petrol and diesel prices here, the Volkswagen Taigun would almost instantly fix all of that in a way that most Malaysians would agree is extremely effective rather than some poorly thought out option that won’t work most of the time.

What’s more, being a 1.0-litre displacement engine, this also makes a very good case for the car to be sold here as our country’s archaic road tax system is so ridiculously expensive for any car that has a displacement higher than 2.0-litres that this engine will be affordable for any Malaysian to own.

Still it is unlikely given that Volkswagen is pushing hard for EV adoption and our government is also incentivising EVs for now so it is not likely that we will ever see the Volkswagen Taigun here in Malaysia.

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