Volkswagen is preparing to launch a new compact cross-coupe Taigo, based on the Nivus model for Latin America, on the European market. The prototype of the novelty, which should go on sale in 2021, was first photographed without camouflage during road tests in Germany.
Judging by the recent images, the European version of Nivus almost exactly copies its Latin “brother”. The differences lie only in some design elements – the filling of the radiator grille, the pattern of the lights and the shape of the rear bumper. In addition, the test prototype lacks roof rails, while the Nivus and the official sketch shared by Volkswagen in March have them.
Taigo, like Nivus, will be built on the cheaper MQB-A0 “cart”, which it will share with the Polo and T-Cross. The model adapted for Europe will receive LED headlights already in the “base”, and the interior of more expensive versions will have a digital dashboard and a touchscreen display of the multimedia system.
The turbocharged TSI motors can enter the crossover motor range, the drive will have no alternative to the front one. The Volkswagen Nivus is offered with a three-cylinder liter engine producing 116 horsepower on gasoline and 128 horsepower on ethanol, popular in South America. He is paired with a six-speed automatic.
The premiere of the Volkswagen Taigo is scheduled for the summer of 2021, and the cross-coupe will go on sale before the end of the year. The assembly of the novelty will be set up at a German brand enterprise in the Spanish city of Pamplona.
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