Volkswagen India showed us the Taigun crossover concept today at the Indian Auto Expo. The Taigun is the EcoSport rival in the making for emerging markets like India.
The all-new crossover is based on the company’s New Small Family platform, used by the Up! hatchback among others. The Taigun will probably be assembled in two parts of the world to start with; the facilities in Sao Paulo will build the left-hand drive vehicle and Pune, India will make Right-hand-drive cars.
The crossover falls under the four metre mark, making it eligible for excise concessions and the all-new 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI petrol engine producing 108bhp make it to India.
Taigun will battle it with crossovers like the Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster and the Nissan Terrano. Unlike its competitors the Taigun features clean lines and is designed to appeal to a wide audience. It has the right mix of modern design, which is not over the top or radical and is not too understated either.
The Taigun will be made available in India and with the enormous response to the concept at the event, VW can expect its order books to run full.