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Auto Expo 2014: VW Taigun concept previews future compact SUV

5th Feb 2014 10:42 pm

Volkswagen Taigun, the Volkswagen Up-based Ford EcoSport rival could be in Indian showrooms by 2016.

Volkswagen has just shown the Taigun – its concept for a sub-four-metre compact SUV – for the first time in India. The car previews a future Ford EcoSport rival, which we could see on Indian roads by about 2016.
 
The concept displayed today has a very minimalist design to it and doesn’t look very flashy, something that Indian buyers look for. Inside too, the design is simple while the quality levels are quite impressive though the car isn’t very spacious or tall.
 
The door handles on the rear doors are integrated within the window line and are not easily seen. There are also flip open windows as was seen on the Up hatchback that the Taigun is based on. At the rear, the glass area of the hatch opens independently of the side-hinged rear hatch. 
 
The concept shown today comes with a 108bhp, 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine and the company says its currently evaluating the feasibility of launching the car in India.
 
Also at the Volkswagen stand:
 
Volkswagen also had a rather special version of the Polo on display, and no, we’re not talking of the GT TSI or the GT TDI. This one wears white and blue livery and is the title winning 2013 WRC rally car.
 
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