According to Volkswagen’s chief designer Klaus Bischoff, he “deeply believes” that a production version of the Taigun will hit dealerships pretty soon.
As a reminder, the concept was introduced in Brazil in 2012 but the production version will be sold in many regions of the world, not just South America.
The UK market has already been confirmed to receive the model. The concept was 83mm wider and 81mm taller than the up! and had a 50mm longer wheelbase.
When the production version will be launched, chances are that it will be offered with the same engines as the up!, including a 3-cylinder, 1.0-liter, direct-injection turbocharged mill which powered the up! GT Concept. As a reminder, that power unit was capable of outputting 109 hp (81 kW) and 120 lb-ft (162 Nm) of torque.
Volkswagen also plans to launch the next generations of the Tiguan and the Touareg. The first one will likely arrive next year, while the larger SUV is scheduled for a 2015 release. VW will also launch in 2014 a new crossover which will utilize the platform of the Polo and will be positioned in the company’s lineup below the Tiguan.