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New Volkswagen Taigo revealed

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Volkswagen is launching an SUV coupé on the European market for the first time, with the new compact crossover Taigo.

New Volkswagen Taigo coupé-SUV makes its European debut

The front-wheel drive Taigo offers a crossover body style, with the rear of the five-seater sloping backwards in the style of a coupé. The new model sees Volkswagen expand the portfolio of the compact Polo (hatchback) and T-Cross (SUV) models built on the MQB platform with a third chassis variant. Numerous latest-generation assistance systems.

With full LED head-lights, an all-digital cockpit and the latest generation of infotainment systems (MIB3) as standard, the Taigo SUV coupé measuring in at just under 4.26 metres sets high technology standards in its class. The body shape is the first of its kind in the Volkswagen brand’s model portfolio. Depending on the options selected, the Taigo also comes with the new IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights and an illuminated radiator grill crossbar.

On the inside, the Taigo offers a multifunctional steering wheel and modern control elements as standard. The infotainment systems are based on the third generation of MIB3, including an online control unit (eSIM) and “App Connect Wireless” (depending on the configuration). Features such as access to streaming services, natural voice control and cloud-based personalisation using “Volkswagen ID” allow the use of the latest MIB3.1 services, depending on the configuration.

And when it comes to driver assistance, every Taigo comes with assistance systems such as the surroundings monitoring system “Front Assist”, including city emergency brake function, and the lane departure warning system “Lane Assist” as standard. “IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist” is available as an optional extra, enabling semi-automated driving up to a system-determined top speed of 130mph.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.