UA reader recently wrote that we should abandon the nonsense of referring to cars as SUV coupes. Either SUV, so tall and sitting high. Or a coupé, which is known to have a sloping roof and two doors. The VW Taigo has four doors, a sloping roof, you sit in an elevated position. And above all: VW calls it the SUV Coupé. We can’t really solve the dilemma, but we can point out that this type of fresh and happy mixture has become a real trend.
Volkswagen is now also involved, directly in the Polo class, which is not exactly blessed in terms of margin, which is certainly a risk from the point of view of business administrators. The 4.26 meter long car is a close relative of the T-Cross and is built in Pamplona, Spain. Certain fire cannot be denied to him, of course he aims at a clientele with a more emotional side. Because it is a Volkswagen, practical properties are retained as best it is possible. LED matrix headlights shine brightly ahead, the trunk takes up 438 liters. A panorama roof lets in air and light.
Younger clientele will be happy about a Beats music system with 6 loudspeakers and 300 watts, the cosmetics department can include the roof, which can be set off in black, if desired. Two three-cylinder and one four-cylinder, all of which are gasoline-powered, are provided for the drive. Diesel is no longer available in the small class because of the high costs. The power levels are 95, 110 and 150 hp, happily with turbo in each case. The smallest machine with 1 liter displacement has to get by with stingy 5 gears, the more powerful versions have six stages or the automatic 7-speed DSG on board. The Taigo always drives with front-wheel drive. Its launch is scheduled for November. The price list should start at 20,000 euros.