Volkswagen Taigun CUV based on Up! gets a green signal in China?
The images you see here are reportedly from China’s patent office. The car shown here, is the production variant of the Volkswagen Taigun Concept, which was shown in Brazil last year.
When you compare the Concept, and the patent images (credit: auto.sohu), you will find more similarities than differences. For eg. the patent images bore a lamp assembly and LED daytime running lights which were similar to those seen on the VW Taigun concept.
An indicator lamp seen on the Taigun wing mirror did not appear on the patent while same alloy wheel design made its way into the patent though in a smaller size and more space between tyres and arches. VW Taigun also features four ribs on roof.
Volkswagen Taigun is set to enter production by the end of this year or early 2014. It will be positioned below the Tiguan and will compete with new range of CUV’s like Ford EcoSport, Peugeot 2008, and Renault Captur. Just about half meter shorter than the Tiguan, the Taigun will sport a 1.0 liter three cylinder direct injection turbocharged petrol engine capable of 81 kW power and 175 Nm torque. Boot space is at 280 liters which can be enhanced by turning rear seats down thus offering 987 liters.