Thursday, February 6, 2014

Auto Expo India 2014: Volkswagen Inches Towards Production B-Segment Crossover, the Taigun

Volkswagen is moving one more step towards the production of its own B-segment crossover, the Taigun, which is showed at the Auto Expo 2014 in India. After the first conceptual design, presented in another emerging market, Brazil, Volkswagen presented a near-production concept. The Taigun has been modified with a rear section featuring an outside-mounted spare tire.

Taking advantage of Indian vehicle tax laws, the Taigun is quite compact: 3,859 mm long (3,995 mm including the spare tire), 1,728 mm wide and 1,570 mm in height (with roof rails, 1,605 mm). Despite the compact dimensions, it does have a generous 2,470 mm wheelbase which Volkswagen says is large in relation to the Taigun’s length. Enhancing handing and safety, the Taigun rides on 205/50R17 tires and has Electronic Stability Control.

Inside, the Taigun boasts of a bright ambiance thanks to contrasting colors and trims. The four-seater crossover also offers a two-piece tailgate with a separate glass. The luggage space is 280 liters with the rear seats up and a whopping 996 liters with the rear seats down.

Powering the Taigun is a 1.0-liter direct-injection 3-cylinder engine. With turbocharging, it boasts of 110 horsepower and promises a range of around 1,000 kilometers in a single tank thanks to a fuel consumption rating of just 21.27 km/L. The Taigun can reach speeds of up to 186 km/h thanks to its 6-speed manual gearbox.


  1. The luggage space is 280 liters with the rear seats down and a whopping 996 liters with the rear seats up.

    Shouldn't it be the other way around?

  2. The way the tailgate opens reminds of the 1st generation CRV.

  3. any ideas when they are releasing in PH?