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Meet Volkswagen Tiguan's ''Mini-Me'' sidekick

Meet Volkswagen Tiguan's ''Mini-Me'' sidekick

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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.

Volkswagen Taigun 3/4 front view
Photo: Volkswagen