Volkswagen Taigo: Small SUV could arrive in 2022

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Author: | Updated: 06 Apr 2021 08:55

Volkswagen has announced plans to launch another small crossover – the Taigo.

It could arrive next year, cost from less than £20,000 and is likely to be the same size as the T-Cross – but with a sportier look.

Here’s what we know so far.

The new Volkswagen Taigo

Volkswagen Taigo exterior

The sketches you see here are the only teasers Volkswagen has revealed so far, and show us that we can expect the Taigo to look similar to the T-Cross – at least at the front.

It gets the same grille and lighting design, but things change the further back you move. The roofline will be noticeably lower than its sibling, while the full-width tail light set up marks it out from behind.

It gets a more aggressive look too, courtesy of a rear diffuser with integrated quad exhaust pipes. This could just be the sketch though, with this interpretation showing us what we can expect higher trim levels to look like.

The new Volkswagen Taigo

Volkswagen Taigo interior

While it may appear different externally, in the cabin things are likely to be much more similar to the T-Cross.

No pictures have been revealed, but expect standard Volkswagen infotainment offerings, an uncluttered dashboard and a quality feel to everything.

It’s likely to fall short of the T-Cross for space though, due to its lower roofline.

Volkswagen Taigo drivetrains

We’ll bring you tech details as they’re announced, but we’ll likely see a range of 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre petrol engines making up the drivetrain line-up from launch.

It’s possible that a mild-hybrid or electric drivetrain could follow though, given the direction Volkswagen is taking with its other models.

The new Volkswagen Taigo

Volkswagen Taigo release date

The Taigo hasn’t been confirmed for production yet, but we reckon there’ll be a full reveal later this year.

It’s not likely to go on sale yet though, with order books more likely to open some time in 2022. We’ll bring you more info as we get it.

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