Sao Paulo Motor Show: Meet the Volkswagen Taigun Concept image

The Volkswagen Taigun Concept has been officially presented to the public for the first time during the 2012 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil.

After rumors appeared earlier this year which said that the carmaker is planning a crossover smaller than the Tiguan, the company has just pulled the wraps off its latest creation, the Taigun Concept, during the 2012 Sao Paulo Motor Show. The model is being dressed in Seaside Blue and it’s coming with a prominent grille, bulging fenders, a ventilated hood, rugged styling with plastic body cladding and 17-inch alloy wheels, along with LED spot lights, a two-piece tailgate and hidden rear door handles.

The cabin of the VW Taigun is getting a clean design and we can note the infotainment system. VW says that the Taigun’s boot can hold 280 liters (9.9 cubic feet) of luggage but with the rear seats folded down this can be expanded to 987 liters (34.9 cubic feet). Power to the VW Taigun Concept is being provided by a 1.0 liter TSI petrol engine, which is producing a total output of 110 HP (81 kW) and 175 Nm of torque (129 lb-ft), which is allowing the 985 kg crossover to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds before reaching a top speed of 186 km/h (116 mph).