Volkswagen issues new video footage and photos of the VW Taigun Concept

Posted on: Jul 24, 2013 - 7:54pm IST

The Taigun’s design is a collaboration between Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg design center and its Italian offshoot Giugiaro. It was unveiled at the Sao Paulo Motor Show and is still a concept car. Volkswagen today has issued a fresh collection of images and a video clipping of the car out in the wild.

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We’ve had surplus stories on the concept’s design features, so let’s find out which of those may and may not make it to the production car.

VW Taigun at night
The grille and headlamps would look more real-world and the split tailgate would give way to a cost-effective single piece design.

According to a report on, the headlights and grille get diluted to resemble the fronts of new VW products. The tailgate, a two-piece design in the concept, would be replaced by a single-piece design for cost effectiveness..

The Taigun combines the elevated seating posture of an utility vehicle with the tiny footprint of a city car. You would sit 2.5 inches above the Up!’s seating point. The platform is borrowed from the Up! which makes the Taigun a member of the Volkswagen NSF (New Small Family).

VW Taigun cockpit
It has a slightly raised seating position compared to the Up! and would be made in many ways depending on the market needs and purchasing power.

The A-Segment SUV would be made in several ways – a plain version for the first-time car owner, a rugged version that gets ski racks and an exposed stepney, and finally a plush version with leather interior, brushed aluminium touches and more electronic gadgets.

VW Taigun side view
The A-Segment SUV is coming out in 2016 based on the Up! platform. It competes with the Chevrolet Trax and the Ford EcoSport.

The Taigun aims directly at the Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster which have kicked off the global urban SUV trend. The Chevrolet Trax and Peugeot 2008 are also competitors that the Taigun needs to watch out for.

VW Taigun Image Update

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3 thoughts on “Volkswagen issues new video footage and photos of the VW Taigun Concept

  1. Ayyappan says:

    Toyota took the boring design, engineering excellence route to become the Global No 1 (though the new design language starting with the Corolla is more extroverted and stylish), VW seems to be content with the low profile, conservative design language (Polo, Vento, Passat, Jetta) , but the Taigun looks slightly better and exciting compared to the rest.

  2. Dr. Nayak says:

    I don’t see any outstanding exterior design that they can brag about. All these cookie cutter designs with minor modifications are difficult to recognize without reading the name plate. Everyone is working with the same CAD design software and the aerodynamics dictates the shape! All you need to do is incorporate little add-on’s to differentiate the model.

  3. sandy says:

    As usual, understated but very functional and heart touching like any other VWs. Other versions of Taigun of different range sounds interesting since it provides wider body choices for different taste.


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