New Volkswagen Taigun Concept
The Volkswagen Taigun could be yours but only if you tell the world you love it.
The Volkswagen Taigun could be yours but only if you tell the world you love it. This includes neighbours, Facebook buddies, and that bloke from the office who makes people nervous. Why? Because it is only a concept car. Volkswagen is, therefore, “monitoring public reaction” before committing to full-scale production. So, the manufacturer needs to hear thousands of motorists begging for a production version before one can magically appear on your driveway. But first things first... what is it? The Taigun is a compact sports- utility vehicle that shares components with the Volkswagen up! city car. As such – despite looking chunky - it only measures 3.86 metres by 1.73 metres. Should be easy to drive in town, then. Furthermore, this concept has a 280-litre boot and capacity rises to 987-litres when the rear seats are folded flat. These figures are pleasing considering the proportions.The Volkswagen Taigun is powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. This sends 110PS through six-speed manual transmission to seventeen-inch alloy wheels, which then propel motorists to 62mph in 9.2 seconds. Not bad for a sports-utility vehicle that averages 60.1mpg. This fashion statement – as you must explain to the neighbours – also has a minimalistic cabin. Surprisingly, highlights include its front air nozzles. These not only individually control the direction of air flow but its speed and temperature. Each, therefore, contains a digital display. This complements the central infotainment system that pairs with “the majority of smartphones” and the sleek oil, coolant, and turbo gauges. Good stuff. But remember, if you want the Taigun in your life shout its name from the roof. VW is listening.