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VOLKSWAGEN TAIGO HATCHBACK

1.0 TSI Life 5dr

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Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Emissions
Emissions124.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed114mph

Driver Convenience

  • App-Connect including App-Connect Wireless
  • Driver alert system
  • e-Call (emergency call)
  • Power Steering
  • Travel assist including emergency assist
  • Washer fluid level indicator
  • Wireless Charging including Bluetooth

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

  • Start-stop system with battery regeneration (recuperation - energy recovery during braking)

Entertainment

  • Digital radio reception (DAB+)
  • Diversity antenna for FM reception
  • WeConnect plus

Exterior Features

  • Aspherical driver's exterior mirror
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Body coloured exterior mirror housings and door handles
  • Electric windows
  • External USB type C socket and charging sockets
  • Heat insulating glass windscreen
  • LED rear combination lamp
  • LED third brake light
  • Left convex exterior mirror
  • Power folding adjustable/heated exterior mirrors and front passenger exterior mirror lowering function
  • Rear fog light on one side, reversing light on both sides
  • Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe setting

Interior Features

  • 'Slash/ Austin' Cloth upholstery
  • 12V socket in centre console
  • 2 front reading lights
  • 3 rear head restraints
  • Ambient lighting with logo projection
  • Black carpets
  • Child seat anchor for child seat system i-Size, 2x top tether, and child seat anchor in front on front passenger side
  • Door and side trim panels in titan black
  • Driver and front passenger seat height adjustment
  • Front centre armrest
  • Handbrake lever handle in leather
  • Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Leather trimmed gear knob
  • Leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel
  • Luggage compartment floor
  • Luggage compartment light
  • Lumbar support for driver's and front passengers seat
  • Seat covers in titanium black
  • Split folding backrest with centre armrest and unsplit rear seat bench
  • Storage compartment under front seats
  • Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Packs

  • Chrome Package - Taigo
  • Drivers assistance pack - Taigo

Passive Safety

  • 2 x 3-point seatbelts/outer rear seats with ECE label
  • 3-point seat belts in front with pretensioner and height adjustment
  • 3-point seatbelt for centre rear seat
  • Driver and front passenger airbags with front passenger airbag de-activation, front side and curtain airbags
  • Driver and front passenger safety-optimised head restraints
  • Electronic stability control
  • Extended and predictive pedestrian/ cyclist protection
  • Front and rear disc brakes
  • Front curtain and side airbags with center airbag
  • Hill start assist
  • Single tone horn
  • Tyre pressure loss indicator

Security

  • Anti-theft alarm system with interior monitoring, backup horn, and towing protection
  • Anti-theft wheel bolts

Trim

  • Lava stone black gloss/matt decorative inserts in dash and front door panels

Wheels

  • Low rolling resistance tyres

Driver Convenience

Entertainment

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Security

Trim

Wheels

Emissions - ICE

  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    124
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    128
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    124

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    999
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    74.5
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    76.4
  • Engine Code
    CS13MV
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    5 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL
    5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH
    4.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL
    4.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH
    6.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL
    6.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH
    5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL
    5.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    51.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH
    46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL
    47.9
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEH
    57.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEL
    60.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH
    41.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL
    42.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH
    53.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL
    55.4

General

  • AdBlue
    No
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.0
  • Badge Power
    95
  • Coin Description
    TSI
  • Coin Series
    Life
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    13E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    10000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    11.1
  • Engine Power - BHP
    95
  • Engine Power - KW
    70
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    129
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    17.8
  • Engine Torque - NM
    175
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1600
  • Top Speed
    114

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    205/60 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear
    205/60 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    EVERETT
  • Wheel Type
    16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height (including roof rails)
    1515
  • Length
    4266
  • Wheelbase
    2554
  • Width
    1757

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    40
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1680
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    440
  • Max. Loading Weight
    535
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1000
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    610
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1145
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.9

Volkswagen's Taigo offers a slicker small SUV option. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

It doesn't seem so long ago that the Volkswagen SUV range began with the Tiguan. Today it's very different. Now there are no fewer than three Crossover models positioned below that car. Two you might be familiar with, the T-Cross and the T-Roc. The other though, might be less familiar, this car, the Taigo. The Taigo's here because there's been an explosion in sales of small SUVs in recent years and it was an easy extra model for Volkswagen to bring to Europe, this design already being on sale in South America where it's known as the Nivus. For our continent, it's being built in Pamplona, Spain and is being positioned as a trendier, more coupe-like alternative to the Polo supermini-based T-Cross. Coupe versions of mid-sized and large SUVs have sold quite well and Volkswagen is hoping same will be true here.

Driving Experience

If, like most buyers of this model, you've decided on the 110PS version of the three cylinder 1.0-litre TSI petrol powerplant, you might be forgiven for feeling quite hopeful here. This engine (which sits above an entry-level 95PS version of this unit and can also be had with 7-speed DSG auto transmission) is, after all, much the same as the one that'll royally entertain you in the brand's up! GTI citycar shopping rocket. And here, it's bolted to an even better platform, the Polo supermini's stiffer MQB-A0 chassis. If your Taigo happens to be jazzily packaged, you might think it would all add up to a little SUV that could be as fun to drive as it can be to look at. But of course the 1.0-litre TSI engine in this Crossover has quite a bit more weight to lug about than it's saddled with in an up! The longer ratios chosen for the 6-speed manual gearbox and are more geared to cruising than cremating the tyres. And of course that taller body will make its presence felt if you're minded to start ambitiously pushing on at speed through tighter bends. All of these attributes will of course be welcome to the older buyers who'll ignore the surf shack marketing and form the largest likely audience for this car. Some of these people might be more minded to stretch to the alternative four cylinder 1.5-litre TSI 150PS engine that Volkswagen is offering with this car - though that can only be had with the DSG auto transmission, which makes it a much pricier choice.

Design and Build

Think 'fastback T-Cross' here and you'll not be too far out. Like the T-Cross, the Taigo is based on the Polo supermini's MQB-A0 platform, but unlike the T-Cross, it gets a sportier swept-back rear end, finished by a full-width light bar. Sharp creases down the flanks, contrasting wheel arch trims, an extended rear overhang, smart LED headlamps and a deep front bumper complete the more dynamic effect. Dimensionally, the Taigo conforms to the segment norm, its 4,266mm length, 1,494mm height and 1,757mm width being comparable to the strong-selling Nissan Juke. Inside, there is of course lots carried over from both the T-Cross and the Polo, which means this car gets the brand's latest MIB 3 entertainment software for its 8.0-inch central screen - upgradeable to 9.2-inches in size further up the range. Plus there's a completely digital instrument gauge cluster, which will be either 8.0-inches or 10.25-inches in size, depending on the spec you choose. Rear seat headroom is slightly less than you'd get in a T-Cross because of the sloping roof, but you'd have to be quite tall to notice it. And a couple of averagely-sized adults should be fine. Out back, there's a 438-litre boot - that's 17-litres less than you'd get in a T-Cross.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £23,000 (think around £1,000 more than a comparable T-Cross) but most models sit in the £25,000-£28,000 bracket and it's possible to pay as much as £30,000 or more for a Taigo. There are three trim levels - 'Life', 'Style' and 'R Line'. Even 'Life'-spec gets quite a lot, with 16-inch 'Everett' Black alloy wheels, front fog lights, LED headlights and black-finished roof rails. Comfort and convenience features include logo projection lighting from the car's door mirrors, a multifunction camera, lumbar support for the front seats, electrically-folding heated door mirrors and a multifunction steering wheel. There's also an 8.0-inch instrument screen and a central infotainment monitor of the same size. Standard safety kit includes Lane Change Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Park Assist with front and rear parking sensors. Move up to 'Style' trim and you get Volkswagen's 'intelligent' 'IQ.Light' LED matrix headlights. These feature individually controlled modules that are able to automatically switch modes to suit a variety of driving situations. The Taigo 'Style' also features 17-inch 'Aberdeen' alloy wheels, as well as Dynamic Light Assist for the IQ.Light headlights as standard. Plus a 10.25-inch 'Digital Cockpit Pro' dashboard display and an 8.0-inch 'Discover Navigation' infotainment system. Sportier 'R-Line' trim gets you 17-inch 'Valencia' alloy wheels and R-Line exterior styling with bespoke bumpers. On the inside, more 'R-Line' styling cues are present, with a black roof-lining, 'R-Line' badging on the floor mats and an 'R-Line' specific multifunction steering wheel, plus luxuries such as ambient lighting and 2-zone Climatronic climate control.

Cost of Ownership

As you'd expect, this Volkswagen delivers a frugal set of running cost returns. In base 1.0 TSI 95PS manual form, you're looking at 51.4mpg on the combined cycle and 124g/km of CO2; it's 52.3mpg and 124g/km for the 1.0 TSI 110PS manual model; and 47.9mpg and 134g/km for the 1.0 TSI 110PS DSG auto variant. For the four cylinder 1.5 TSI 150PS DSG auto version, it's 47.9mpg and 138g/km. There's no diesel option - and both mild hybrid and Plug-in hybrid tech is missing too. And warranties? Well the standard package is three years and 60,000 miles. We can't see why Volkswagen couldn't extend that mileage limit to 100,000 miles, since that what you get on its mechanically very similar Caddy model. Doing that though, wouldn't give Volkswagen dealers so much of an opportunity to sell extended warranty packages. There's one for four years and 75,000 miles or, if you plan to see a bit more of the world in your Taigo, there's a five year / 90,000 mile package. Whatever your decision, your car will come with three years of pan-European Roadside Assistance that has no mileage restriction. The paintwork warranty lasts for three years and, as you'd expect, this little SUV is protected by a 12-year anti-corrosion package.

Summary

You wouldn't have thought there was room for yet another small SUV in Volkswagen's range, but the Wolfsburg brand has found space for the Taigo anyway. It's difficult not to think that it will merely sell to folk who would otherwise have bought T-Roc or an upper-spec T-Cross; that's one perspective. The other is that the T-Cross looks a little frumpy compared to some avant-garde rivals like Nissan's Juke and Ford's Puma. Which has meant to date that some people not prepared to move up to the slightly larger T-Roc have been dismissing the Volkswagen brand in the small SUV segment. The Taigo will put this issue right. Perhaps too effectively. After all, it's certainly difficult to see why you'd choose a mid-to-high-spec T-Cross when you could have this trendier Taigo instead for only slightly more. But that assumes you're wedded to the idea of having a Volkswagen in this segment. Many browsing customers of course won't be; they simply want a stylish, well-equipped quality option when it comes to a car of this kind. With this model in the range, the Wolfsburg maker thinks it's better able to offer that. They could well be right.

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