Volkswagen has released the first official images of a brand-new compact crossover set to debut, called the Taigo.
The Taigo will be the smallest model in Volkswagen’s line of high-powered cars. The crossover that started with the Nivus name goes on sale in Brazil in 2020, and will be renamed Taigo when sold in Europe.
The Volkswagen Taigo will launch with fuel-efficient TSI petrol engines and will come standard with LED headlights, digital instrumentation and instrumentation systems, and a range of modern driver assistance features.
Like the Nivus, this all-new sports crossover will use Volkswagen’s MQB A0 platform, which is not cramped inside, and highly practical. The Taigo will be about 4,200 mm long, similar to the Taigun, with a 2,560 mm wheelbase (about 90 mm shorter than the Taigun).
In Brazil, Nirvus uses a TSI one-liter petrol engine with a capacity of 128 horsepower. A turbo engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission is standard. Volkswagen hasn’t confirmed the Taigo engine options yet, but is expected to resemble the Nirvus.
The Taigo will be produced at the Volkswagen factory in Pamplona, Spain. It is expected that the car will be officially launched in the third quarter of this year and be available on the market at the end of the year.