2022 Volkswagen Taigo revealed: price, specs and release date

July 29, 2021 by

The Volkswagen Taigo is an all-new SUV-coupe alternative to the VW Polo and T-Roc. You’ll be able to buy it soon with a range of petrol engines. 

  • Volkswagen Taigo revealed
  • All-new Coupe-SUV
  • High-tech interior options
  • Digital dials as standard
  • 1.0 and 1.5-litre petrol engines offered
  • Semi-autonomous driver-assistance tech
  • On sale late 2021
  • Will cost from around £23,000

This is the Volkswagen Taigo, a new SUV that’s based on the VW Polo but offers sportier SUV-inspired styling, a raised driving position and a range of new tech.

It’s a sleeker alternative to the Volkswagen T-Cross and larger T-Roc and goes up against the likes of the Ford Puma and Renault Captur.

2022 Volkswagen Taigo design

The Volkswagen Taigo gets a similar boxy front end to the dinky T-Cross and larger T-Roc SUVs, but look closer and you’ll spot more rounded-off headlights and some racier-looking trim for the bumper – especially in R-Line guise (shown here.)

The biggest change is obvious from the side, where the new Volkswagen Taigo gets a sporty coupe-inspired roofline. OK, it’s no Audi TT but it looks much sportier than other small crossover SUVs such as the SEAT Arona and Skoda Kamiq.

You’ll have a choice of alloys ranging from 16- to 18-inches depending on your choice of trim.

A similar light full-width light bar to the T-Cross comes at the back of the Volkswagen Taigo, albeit with a much more angular layout for its LED innards.

2022 Volkswagen Taigo interior and infotainment

The inside of the Volkswagen Taigo is a pretty standard affair for a small car from VW. There’s nothing outlandish going on, with a rather clean and simple design throughout.

You do get digital dials displayed on an 8-inch screen as standard though. This can be upgraded to a 10.25-inch display with configurable modes allowing you to pick which info you want to be displayed in front of you.

A 6.5-inch infotainment system with basic radio and smartphone capabilities is standard too, though you can have larger 8-inch or 9.2-inch units if you wish. The latter two also support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, with the full-whack adding wireless smartphone mirroring.

2022 Volkswagen Taigo engines

Three petrol engines will come at the launch of the Volkswagen Taigo. Two of these are 1.0-litre petrol units, with 95hp and 110hp respectively, but there’s also a more powerful 150hp, 1.5-litre unit available.

All send power to the front wheels, with a five-speed manual gearbox standard for the 95hp car and six-speed manual offered for the 110hp and 150hp cars. You’ll have the option of a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox too.

2022 Volkswagen Taigo semi-autonomous technology

You’ll be able to opt for Volkswagen’s latest ‘Travel Assist’ tech on the Taigo.

This semi-autonomous system allows the car to control its acceleration, braking and steering systems on motorways. It’s essentially an upgraded adaptive cruise control system.

No word yet on how much it will cost, but expect to fork over at least a couple of grand for this stress-saving tech.

2022 Volkswagen Taigo price and release date

The Volkswagen Taigo should go on sale in the UK before the end of 2021, with deliveries following soon after.

No word yet on pricing, but you can expect it to set you back from £23,000 is likely — placing it between the Volkswagen T-Cross and T-Roc SUVs.

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