Volkswagen Taigun can be be the base for new models from Skoda, Audi, Seat
Earlier this week in Brazil, Volkswagen revealed their new mini SUV concept, Taigun. As we are already familiar with the fact that Volkswagen owns brands…
On the same lines, Volkswagen Tiguan could be used as a base to prepare new similar models for brands like Seat, Skoda or Audi. Speaking at the Sao Paulo Motor Show, Ulrich Hackenberg, Chief of R&D at Volkswagen stated that the company was looking to link up with other brands with the Tiguan advantage. Though he did not commit on Tiguan going into production, Hackenberg stated that any concept brought out by him has made it to production as he has a 100% record.
In the meantime the concept version was revealed at the Sao Paulo Auto Show in Brazil. This could be seen to be slightly larger than the Up! with a wheelbase of 97.2 inches Tiguan with smaller dimensions would be more preferred and using the updated, turbocharged and direct injected version of 1.0 liter inline 3 from the Volkswagen UP! means that the vehicle will be capable of 108 hp at 5000 rpm and 129 Lb/ft torque at 1500 rpm mated to a six speed manual gearbox driving its front wheels. The Tiguan will have acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in 9 seconds which will make it on par with Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5.
Source: AutoCar UK