The car is actually a crossover coupé, although the Germans boast that it is an SUV. The Taigo was built on the same platform as the Polo and T-Cross and it was the latter model that served as the base, the roof was cut off and the appearance was slightly changed. Although the manufacturer boasts that it is the first SUV coupé, it is the first one, but only on the old continent. Cars with this type of body are already sold in the Americas.
The Taigo is slightly larger than the T-Cross, the car is 4266 mm long, 1757 mm wide, and 1518 mm high. The wheelbase is 2,554 mm, which is only 3 mm longer than the T-Cross. The luggage compartment of the SUV coupé from Germany ranges from 438 to 1,222 liters.
VW Taigo – three petrol engines available
The car can be ordered with gasoline engines of three different powers. The configurator opens with a three-cylinder 1.0 TSI 95 HP engine with a five-speed manual gearbox. The price of this car starts from PLN 87,190 in the Life equipment version. LED headlights, digital indicators, lane assistant or a radio with a 6.5-inch display.
The next engine in Taigo is the same unit with a power raised to 110 horsepower and a six-speed gearbox. A car with such an engine is available from PLN 90,690 in the Life variant. The Style version, on the other hand, costs a minimum of PLN 100,190, and its equipment includes, among others Matrix lights, IQ.Drive Travel Assist package, dusk and rain sensor, and a multimedia station with an 8.25-inch screen. A car with this engine can also be equipped with a 7-speed automatic gearbox, which costs PLN 8,100.
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At the top of the Volkswagen Taigo offer is a 1.5 TSI four-cylinder engine with 150 HP, coupled only with an automatic. Here the price is clearly higher, because to leave the showroom with such a car, you have to leave a minimum of PLN 116,990. The manufacturer has also prepared the R-line version, which is available with two more powerful engines for PLN 110,290 and PLN 118,990, respectively.
The manufacturer, similarly to the T-Cross, does not offer diesel engines, so far we have not heard anything about hybrids, but if there is to be an additional driveline, it will probably be a plug-in hybrid. The cars can already be ordered and the first deliveries are scheduled for April.