The 2022 VW Taigo As Small Crossover Aspiring To Be A Coupe.
Volkswagen first European market SUV coupé is the Taigo a rakish roofed crossover that is closely related to the Polo and the T-Cross. The Taigo has been on sale for a year already as the Nivus in South America and it arrives on our shores largely unchanged save for a series of tweaks aimed at bringing it into line with the brands line up.
The interior, also borrowed from its Brazilian sibling. However, eagle eyed viewers will notice the Euro spec Taigo has fancier climate control settings, borrowed from the facelifted Tiguan and Arteon. Overall, the interior should look oh so familiar if you have been in a T-Cross or a Polo, which also got that climate control module with the mid cycle facelift unveiled earlier this year.
For the powertrain, the Taigo will be a gasoline only affair as Volkswagen is gradually moving away from its once high praised TDI engines. Buyers will get a three cylinder 1.0-liter and a bigger and more powerful four cylinder 1.5-liter unit. The three pot is good for 95 horsepower and 110 horsepower, while the four pot is rated at 150 horsepower. Depending on the engine choice, the Taigo comes with a five or six speed manual along with a seven speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Sold exclusively with a front wheel drive layout.
Volkswagen has plans to sell the five seat Taigo small crossover in 28 countries from the European Union plus Turkey and Africa.