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.
According to a report on Autoweek.com, 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).
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.
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
[Source - AutoWeek.com]