Volkswagen updated the Taigun concept

Posted on Wednesday, 5 February 2014 , 14:02:51 byTheodora

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Volkswagen updated the Taigun concept

Volkswagen, the company set in Germany, is one of the world’s leading automobile car makers and it is for sure the most important manufacturer in Europe. 2013 places the company on the second rank in the top of the most sold vehicles in the world. VW increased the number of vehicles delivered to customers.  Hoping for a future success, the German brand updates an older concept, the Volkswagen Taigun, and presents it in New Delhi, India.

The first Volkswagen Taigun concept was presented at the 2012 Sao Paolo Motor Show and as time goes by there are news coming about the future production model. Rumours say that the Taigun will be launched in 2016 and will have as a base the Golf or the Up!. The Up! platform seems to have more chances to be used as it can keep reduced costs and this will allow the company to build the much dreamed Polo crossover, too. The overall length of the car is 3859mm with the rear spare wheel installed and it is 1728mm wide and 1570mm tall (1605mm with roof rails).

The Volkswagen Taigun concept presented at Sao Paolo was powered by a 1.0-liter TSI engine generating 110 HP (81 kW) and 175 Nm (129 lb-ft) of torque. This allows the 985 kg (2172 lb) crossover to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 9.2 seconds, to reach a maximum speed of 186 km/h (116 mph) and average almost 4.5 L/100km (52.2 mpg US / 62.7 mpg UK). The same configuration is kept for the updated vehicle presented in India.  A production version is still under development, but the officials say it will be launched. However, this New Delhi Auto Expo is another test to see how well the concept is received.