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Volkswagen has revealed its new Taigo – a stylish coupe-styled crossover that will serve as the brand’s most affordable SUV.

Joining the T-Cross, T-Roc, Tiguan and Touareg in the firm’s already-extensive SUV range, the Taigo uses the same MQB A0 platform as the Volkswagen Polo, though is noticeably bigger in size.

Based on the Brazillian-built and designed Nivvus, though reengineered for Europe, the Taigo promises plenty of interior space despite its sleeker styling, with a 438-litre boot actually larger than that of the T-Cross. It will also come with a touchscreen and digital dials as standard, mirroring the same level of technology available on the brand’s latest cars.

In terms of design, it’s available with full width lighting at both the front and rear, while advanced Matrix LED headlights will be fitted to higher-spec cars. It will also be available in a more stylish R-Line grade, which brings a sportier look, with this not being found on the Nivvus.

Extensive personalisation is also promised thanks to the option of a two-tone colour scheme and interior panels painted to match the exterior of the Taigo.

Engine options will mirror those found in the Polo and T-Cross, with no electrified options planned, and instead buyers will have the option of turbocharged 1.0- and 1.5-litre petrol engines, with power figures ranging from 94bhp to 148bhp.

Though full specs and pricing haven’t been detailed, UK buyers are expected to have the option of Life, Style and R-Line trim levels, with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and electric folding mirrors all included as standard. First deliveries of the Taigo are expected at the start of 2022.

Ted Welford

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July 29, 2021