New Volkswagen Taigun Will Go Into Series
New compact crossover Volkswagen Taigun, a prototype of which was presented at the motor show in Brazil, most likely, will go into production. It is reported that the production of the model will be established in the same country and starts tentatively in 2014.
According to Motorbeam, the management of the German company was very received quite a reaction to novelty. Accordingly, the company has decided to launch a compact crossover into production. It is also reported that the final version of the model will not be too much different from a conceptual form. According to the portal, the production of Taigun will be organized in Brazil.
Crossover Taigun, built on a front-drive platform of the CD up! turned out to be relatively small: its length is 3859 mm, width - 1728 mm, and a height 1570 mm Wheelbase by up to 2470 mm so that the overhangs crossover has received a relatively small, which, in theory, should increase its off-road ability. The prototype is designed for five passengers and has five doors.
VW up! shared with the prototype and powertrain, however, liter engine for Taigun few crossed. Three-cylinder motor due to the turbocharger develops 110 HP and 175 Nm and is able to speed up the crossover to 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds, while spending is 4.7 l per 100 km. The maximum recorded speed of a novelty at 185 km/h.
It is also reported that the group expects to attract buyers not only the car, but the price. Volkswagen has promised a competitive price.
By the way, even at the dealership, in the framework of the premiere of the concept, the head of VW development Ulrich Hackenberg stated that the company will consider the possibility of issuing concept to the market and under other brands that are part of the VW group. "If I had created the concept, my goal would be to run it in production. Taigun - it is a viable project, not just a dream," commented Hakenberg the Autocar, stressing, however, that it is too early to talk about future serial model. By the way, according to him, the compact platform that underpins the Taigun, can be translated into full drive without significant investment.