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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Crossover
Infotainment: Apple CarPlay icon Apple CarPlay   Android Auto icon Android Auto  

After the SUV coupe evolution, more and more carmakers tried to offer something on that segment, dominated in the beginning by premium brands.

But the customers with not-so-deep pockets could only dream of an affordable SUV Coupe. Yet, it came in the shape of the Renault Arkana for the European and South American market, while the US customers were left aside.

In 2021, Volkswagen reconsidered its strategy and introduced the Taigo as a crossover coupe based on the same MQB A0 platform as the T-Roc. Its higher ground clearance and sporty-aggressive stance were enhanced by the front fascia, which featured a light strip across the grille, stretched from side to side. The LED daytime running lights surrounded the headlights, with an angular shape on the outer corners. On the lower part of the bumper, the carmaker installed an A-shaped grille that helped to cool the engine.

From its side, the roof descended behind the C-pillars in a short fastback style. Its Kamm back design was adorned at the top of the tailgate with a roof spoiler. The back of the car didn’t reveal any big surprises. Volkswagen followed the same horizontal-line design theme that became a common feature for most of its models.

Inside, the carmaker offered the MIB3 infotainment system fitted as standard on the entire range. Depending on the options, a digital instrument cluster for the driver. Like the T-Roc, the Taigo provided limited legroom for adults seated on the rear seats.

Under the hood, Volkswagen dropped a small engine range with three and four cylinders paired to a five or six-speed manual or a seven-speed (dual-clutch) automatic.

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VOLKSWAGEN Taigo 2021 - Present
  3 gasoline engines
  • 1.0L TSI 5MT (95 HP)
  • 1.0L TSI 6MT (110 HP)
  • 1.5L TSI 7AT (150 HP)

VOLKSWAGEN Taigo 1.0L TSI 5MT (95 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.0L TSI 5MT (95 HP)
Cylinders
L3
Displacement
999 cm3
Power
69.9 KW @ - RPM
95 HP @ - RPM
94 BHP @ - RPM
Fuel System
Direct injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
DIMENSIONS
Cargo Volume
15.5 cuFT (439 L)

VOLKSWAGEN Taigo 1.0L TSI 6MT (110 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.0L TSI 6MT (110 HP)
Cylinders
L3
Displacement
999 cm3
Power
80.9 KW @ - RPM
110 HP @ - RPM
108 BHP @ - RPM
Fuel System
Direct injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
DIMENSIONS
Cargo Volume
15.5 cuFT (439 L)

VOLKSWAGEN Taigo 1.5L TSI 7AT (150 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.5L TSI 7AT (150 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
999 cm3
Power
110.3 KW @ - RPM
150 HP @ - RPM
148 BHP @ - RPM
Fuel System
Direct injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
7-speed automatic DSG
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
DIMENSIONS
Cargo Volume
15.5 cuFT (439 L)
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