At the Auto Expo 2014 in New Delhi, Volkswagen present an advanced version of the near-production concept of the Taigun SUV.

The Taigun is 3,859 mm long; with mounted spare wheel, it is 3,995 mm; the width of the SUV is 1,728 mm and the height 1,570 mm (with roof rails 1,605 mm). Between the front and rear bumpers, the vehicle sports a wheelbase of 2,470 mm, which is large in relation to its exterior length, according to the automaker, and, as a consequence, has short overhangs and appealing proportions.

The four-seat Taigun is powered by a new and fuel-efficient 1.0L TSI engine with 81 kW / 110 PS (from 5,000/min). Average fuel consumption is just 4.7 l/100km (110 g/km CO2). This enables a range of around 1,000 kilometers (with a fuel tank capacity of 50 liters). The direct-injection turbocharged engine of the Taigun extends the range of the three-cylinder gasoline engines based on the EA211 engine series by adding a configuration with direct fuel injection plus turbocharging technology, thus opening a new chapter in Volkswagen’s downsizing strategy, according to the automaker. The engine offers high torque at low engine revs (175 Nm from 1,500/min). The concept vehicle (weight: 998 kg) accelerates to 100 km/h in just 9.2 seconds with the new engine. In testing, the Taigun has reached a top speed of 186 km/h. The engine is combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

The Taigun is equipped with disc brakes and ESC electronic stabilization program, which significantly reduces the risk of skidding, according to the automaker.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet