We last discussed the 2013 Volkswagen Taigun when discussing the subcompact crossover that Volkswagen will be giving the United States in 2016. Well, turns out the Taigun will not be that crossover, however it is entering into manufacturing for other markets outside the US according to a report in Autoweek.
2013 Volkswagen Taigun review
Based on the same platform as the Up!, the Taigun is 2 size classes– not one– underneath the Tiguan, and is seen by VW as lacking the dimensions and power that the US crossover brigades need. It’s the exact same reasoning that will probably keep the Ford EcoSport, a Taigun competitor, from coming right here.
The Autoweek piece says the Taigun, with a wheelbase two inches longer than the Up! Three-cylinder gas and diesel engines, as well as a natural gas option, will provide motivation; manual and dual-clutch transmissions will do the shifting. Exactly what’s more, it appears the patent drawings snooped in China weren’t lying, AW stating the manufacturing variation will remain close to the concept.
A solid date for release hasn’t been given, but 2016 is the expected timeframe. That would have it on sale at the same time as the compact crossover we are meant to get, which will sit above it and below the next-generation, long-wheelbase Tiguan due likewise to be shown in 2016.
2013 Volkswagen Taigun price
Among the prime competitors for Volkswagen’s brand-new entry-level SUV, which can carry a beginning price as low as $16,000 when introduced to the Australian market later on this years, will be the likewise conceived Ford EcoSport.