No green light for Volkswagen Taigun compact SUV

No green light for Volkswagen Taigun compact SUV
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Volkswagen has called off the development of the Taigun compact SUV. The production compact SUV was set to make its debut sometime this year and was to be based on the same platform as the manufacturer\'s Up hatchback.

Volkswagen has called off the development of the Taigun compact SUV. The production compact SUV was set to make its debut sometime this year and was to be based on the same platform as the manufacturer's Up hatchback.

According to a source, the company scrapped the idea as it felt the model was too small. Another reason for this decision could be the shaky financial climate in South American markets, which is where VW was planning to produce the model.

The Taigun made its debut at the Sao Paolo Motor Show in 2012 before being showcased in India at Auto Expo 2014. It was expected to be the entry-level model in the company’s SUV line-up, with India to get the model following its international launch in South American markets.

However, VW has started development on a new entry-level compact SUV, based on the Polo. Set to be previewed by the T-Cross concept at the Geneva Motor Show 2016, the model is expected to be the sister car to the larger Golf-based T-Rock unveiled by the company in 2014.

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