2016 VW Taigun Rumors & Speculations
The 2016 Volkswagen Taigun will represent the new kind of compact SUVs, which are suitable for urban environment, but it can engage in some off-road adventures, too. This vehicle is made with new, modern and urban audience, which requires something attractive and entertaining, but at the same time fuel-efficient and comfortable. The 2016 VW Taigun should be a Volkswagen’s reply to the market’s demand. It’s expected to be heavily based on the Taigun Concept, which was introduced back in 2012 and on the new version of the concept, presented at the New Delhi this year. The production version will probably come without significant differences when compared to the latest concept. If the rumors about its starting price are true, the base 2016 VW Taigun will be very affordable, since it’s expected to cost around 15,000 euros.
2016 VW Taigun Powertrain: Engine, Transmission & Specs
If the rumors about the Taigun’s powertrain are true, the production version will be significantly more powerful than the concept version. The concept Taigun had a 1.0-liter three-cylinder TSI engine, but the its production successor will be powered by something more powerful. Reportedly, it will have a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, which delivers 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of twist. This mill should be mated with a great seven-speed dual-clutch automatic DSG transmission. The concept’s 1.0-liter inline-three TSI engine has 81 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of toque. It’s paired with a six-speed manual, while there were speculations about a six-speed automatic. With this powerplant under the hood, the Volkswagen Taigun Concept accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 9.2 seconds, while its top speed is 115 mph. These aren’t the most remarkable specs, but it’s extremely fuel-efficient.
Style & Appearance Based On Taigun Concept
The production version of the Volkwagen Taigun will be based on the concept, as we already said. Therefore, the exterior of the 2016 Taigun will look very simmilar to the concept version. It will be around 152 inches long and 68 inches wide, while its height will be around 62 inches. Those dimensions will provide great maneuverability in urban environment. There will be some styling cues which will actually be a statement that his compact crossover belongs to the Volkswagen family, but this vehicle will also have its unique style which will make it stand out. With tastefully designed body and 17-inch wheels, the 2016 VW Taigun will certainly attract the attention of the passers-by. Since it will be built on the adjusted Polo’s platform, this CUV is expected that it comes with standard front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive could be offered as an option.
When Could 2016 VW Taigun Be Released In U.S. And Could It Cost Less?
If the reports about its release are true, the 2016 VW Taigun will be introduced in Europe next year. The U.S.-spec version could touch the American soil late next year or early 2016. Of course, we have to be cautious, because nothing’s official yet, but the rumors about Taigun’s release and availability could turn out to be pretty reliable. As for the price, the American version is expected to be slightly more affordable compared with its European counterpart.