Now in Brazil a lot of carmakers have the opportunity to show off their new achievements during the 2012 Sao Paulo International Motor Show. Germans from Volkswagen have presented a new small SUV concept that looks quite real actually. We are talking about the Taigun, a model that was proposed for the compact segment. It is really easy to see that the new VW Taigun has a lot in common with the Up! city cars, both in appearance and in terms of technical elements, but the carmaker does not seem to mind. It measures 3.859 mm in length, 1.728 mm in width and 1.570 mm in height. It uses a 2.470 mm wheelbase.
For the interior, the designers have provided a 280 liters boot space. If the bench seat is folded down this space increases to 987 liters. Under the hood, we found a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder petrol engine that uses direct fuel injection and turbocharging technology which increases the output to 108 horsepower and 175 Nm of torque. All the power produced is then being transferred to the wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. because of the output and because it weights only 985 kg, the car is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds and to reach a top speed of 186 km/h.
The fuel consumption of the VW Taigun Concept on a combined cycle reaches 4.5 liters per 100 km. To send the power produced to the road, the engineers have fitted the concept with 17-inch alloy wheels covered in 205 / 50 R 17 tires. It also uses an Electronic Stabilization Programme. In terms of interior an exterior, things are not a lot different from the Up!. There is now precise information on whether the carmaker will send the model to production or not. It all depends on the way customers will receive the concept version. If everything goes well, we might see it on the market in a couple of years.
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