Volkswagen Taigun to enter production image

The German based automaker Volkswagen is planning to introduce a production version of the Taigun over the following years.

Originally introduced back in 2012, during the Sao Paulo Motor Show, the Volkswagen Taigun is ending up in our news once again, this time with a rumor, which is saying that the carmaker is planning to put it into production. The final version of the Taigun is expected to make its way onto the market by 2016 and the model should get a range of three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, with standard manual transmissions and optional dual clutch gearboxes. The carmaker is also planning to introduce a natural gas powered version.

As a quick reminder, the VW Taigun Concept was based on the same platform as the VW Up! but the model was 81 mm taller, 83 mm wider and it had a 50 mm longer wheelbase. The concept version weighs 985 kg (2,172 lbs) and it’s powered by a 1.0 liter TSI engine, which is good for 110 HP (81 kW) and 175 Nm of torque, enough for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint of 9.2 seconds and a 186 km/h (116 mph) top speed. The model can average 4.5 L / 100 km (62.7 mpg UK / 52.2 mpg US).

Source: Car Advice