Volkswagen is set to unveil a new small SUV concept this week at the Sao Paulo Auto Show in Brazil.
Called Taigun, this three-door model stands 3.86 metres long, making it almost 60 centimetres shorter than the Tiguan
. The horizontal lines, especially up front with the grille, are very reminiscent of Volkswagen's two existing SUVs.
The Taigun concept boasts a 1.0L three-cylinder TSI engine that produces 108 horsepower and sends the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 186 km/h. Fuel consumption amounts to 4L/100km, according to Volkswagen.
Elsewhere, the two-piece tailgate (the upper section swings upward, while the lower section flips down) gives access to a 280-litre cargo area that expands to 987 litres when the rear seatbacks are folded flat.