Volkswagen is expanding its SUV line-up with a new compact crossover that will sit between its existing T-Cross and T-Roc models.
The Taigo is expected to arrive in UK dealerships before the end of the year.
Built on the VW Group’s MQB AO platform, shared with the Polo hatchback, the Taigo is a similar size to the T-Cross but has a lower coupe-like roofline.
VW describes the newcomer as having a “dynamic and emotional design” and says it will suit buyers who want an elevated seated position coupled with a sporty silhouette. It has similar dimensions to the Nissan Juke.
The Taigo has been on sale in South America, badged as the Nivus, for the last year.
It offers a similar amount of boot space to the T-Cross, with 438 litres of luggage capacity.
Two petrol engines will be offered when the car goes on sale in the UK: a 1.0-litre TSI with 95 or 110PS and a 1.5-litre TSI with 150PS.
The Taigo’s interior is closely related to that of the recently facelifted Polo and comes with VW’s latest infotainment system and a digital instrument cluster.
Pricing and specifications are yet to be confirmed.