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 |  Oct 22 2012, 4:15 PM

Volkswagen just unveiled its latest crossover concept, the Taigun, which previews what an Up!-based compact SUV could look like.

The German automaker is making its plan for several new crossover models clear, and the Taigun could be the first out of the gate. Measuring in at 151.9 inches long, 43.9 inches wide and 39.9 inches tall, it’s significantly smaller than the existing Tiguan SUV and is even smaller than the Nissan Juke, which measures in at 162.4 inches long.

At least in concept form, the Taigun offers comfortable seating for four and a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder turbocharged engine with 108 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque. The powerplant is a prototype version based on the Up!’s engine. For the show, Volkswagen chose to mate its engine with a six-speed manual transmission.

Although the power might seem underwhelming, the concept Taigun weighs a scant 2,172 lbs letting it reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 9.2 seconds according to the automaker.

Still unconfirmed for production, VW will wait and gather feedback before making a final decision.

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  • Jason Andrew

    dumb name and ugly too

  • Jason Andrew

    interior is awesome!! Its about time VW fixed those ugly interiors!!

  • Craven1963

    when can we buy one, need small car ideal for britains snowy winters