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VW Taigun: It’s an Up! SUV

Mon, 22 Oct 2012

Volkswagen has revealed the VW Taigun at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil, a very compact SUV based on the VW Up!

The Taigun is 3859mm long and 1728mm wide, making it a chunk smaller than the next VW SUV up (the Tiguan) and smaller even than Nissan’s Juke, but it gets an extra 50mm in the wheelbase compared to the Up so interior room looks decent.

Vw say the Taigun is purposely designed to look just like a mini-me Tiguan or Touareg (and sound like one too) with its very similar styling, high ride height, skid plates and roof rails with an interior that offers room for four and enough spce for 280 litre of stuff in the boot (a plentiful 987 litres with the back seats folded).

Under the bonnet the Taigun gets a new 1.0 litre 3-cylinder engine producing 108bhp and 129lb/ft of torque, enough to get the Taigun to 62mph in 9.2 seconds and on to 115mph whilst offering official economy of 60.1mpg.

Volkswagen say they will monitor reaction to the Taigun SUV before they decide whether to put it in to production, but it looks a done deal to us.

VW Taigun Photos >>

By Cars UK