The stage is set for a new body shape from the Volkswagen brand: With the new compact front-wheel drive crossover Taigo, Volkswagen is launching an SUV coupé on the European market for the first time. This sees Volkswagen expand the portfolio of the compact Polo (hatchback) and T-Cross (SUV) models built on the MQB platform with a third chassis variant, which has previously been primarily re-served for high-end models.
Volkswagen says the new Taigo “focuses on design, individuality and emotion”. With a crossover body style and a silhouette like that of a coupé, the company believes the new Taigo – just like its Brazilian counterpart the Nivus – is perfectly equipped for winning over new, predominantly young and young-at-heart groups of buyers for Volkswagen. Depending on the options selected, the Taigo also comes with the new IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights and an illuminated radiator grill crossbar.
When it comes to driver assistance for more comfort and safety, the new SUV coupé is similar to Volkswagen models from higher sectors. Every Taigo comes with assistance systems such as the surroundings monitoring system “Front Assist”, including city emergency brake function, and the lane departure warning system “Lane Assist” as standard. “IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist” is available as an optional extra, enabling semi-automated driving up to a system-determined top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph).