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VW Taigun production plans axed as its too small

VW Taigun production plan axed

A bigger concept is expected to be showcased at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

The VW Taigun mini SUV concept which was showcased at the 2012 Sao Paulo Auto Show will not make it to the production line after all. The small crossover which was touted to be a volume spinner in emerging markets like South America and India (would have benefited from the sub-4 m norms) is cancelled since it’s too small to be practical, reports Focus.

The German website also reports that, according to its sources, VW would present a slightly larger compact SUV concept at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The crossover concept is most likely to be based on the Polo platform and would be pitted against the likes of the Ford EcoSport and Mazda CX-3.

Volkswagen Taigun SUV at 2014 Delhi Auto Show 11

The Taigun is deemed to be too small to be a practical urban crossover.

The Taigun concept measures 3,858 mm in length, 2,469 mm in wheelbase, 1,727 mm in width and 1,570 mm in height. While such a compact SUV could have worked in the India, it’s deemed to be too small for other primary target markets.

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The global compact SUV market is too lucrative to miss an opportunity. So expect VW to come up with a new product that is bigger and more practical than the Taigun but still compact enough to be appealing to the urban dwellers across the world. Such a vehicle is expected to be ready to hit the market in 2018.

VW Taigun at 2014 Auto Expo – Photos

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