2022 Volkswagen Taigo SUV spotted: prices, specs and release date

Ryan Hirons
May 19, 2021

Fresh spyshots of the upcoming Volkswagen Taigo have emerged, giving you a first on-road look at the upcoming SUV-coupe. Read on for full details.

  • New Volkswagen Taigo spotted
  • Coupe-like SUV to sit alongside T-Cross
  • Sleeker body style
  • Petrol engines at launch
  • Could cost from around £19,000

New spyshots of the upcoming Volkswagen Taigo SUV-coupe have emerged, giving you an uncovered look at the upcoming Ford Puma and Seat Arona alternative. It’s about the size of the Volkswagen T-Cross and is based on the VW Nivus, a small SUV that’s only sold in Brazil.

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2022 Volkswagen Taigo design

This Taigo looks pretty much ready for production

This Volkswagen Taigo prototype looks pretty much ready for production, with no attempt made to camouflage its design. It looks similar to the VW T-Cross in some areas but sports a more rounded silhouette.

You’ll spot curvier headlights at the front, too, along with a larger, more angular grille. Sitting below that is a pretty broad lower grille, with daytime running lights pushed out to either side.

Plastic cladding is about as exciting as it gets down the side

Aside from some plastic cladding, there’s not too much drama down the side of the Taigo, though it does have an obviously sloped roofline leading into the boot. At the back, it gets a similar light bar to the T-Cross, albeit with a more angular design.

The rear of the Taigo gets a sloped roofline and a more angular light bar than the T-Cross

Expect a selection of alloy wheels when the car does go on sale, as well as more funky colours, such as this prototype’s bright shade of green.

2022 Volkswagen Taigo interior

Expect a similar interior to the T-Cross (pictured)

The Volkswagen Taigo will likely have a very similar interior to the Volkswagen T-Cross. This would mean a pretty well laid out, if slightly unexciting, cabin — although you’ll likely get some colourful trim options to customise the dashboard panels if you fancy a bit more pizzazz.

Boot space and rear headroom will likely take a hit as a result of the sloped roofline, though.

2022 Volkswagen Taigo engines

The Taigo will launch with petrol power, likely to be a 1.0-litre unit in varying outputs

The Taigo will launch exclusively with petrol engines, though Volkswagen hasn’t said exactly what yet. It’s very likely to be a 1.0-litre engine in varying power outputs. There might even be a 1.5-litre option with up to 150hp, though don’t hold your breath.

Electric or hybrid versions won’t come at launch, if at all

Don’t expect the Volkswagen Taigo to come with an electric or hybrid version at launch, if at all.

2022 Volkswagen Taigo price and release date

Expect the VW Taigo to go on sale early in 2022

No word yet on when the Volkswagen Taigo will enter production, though it looks as though this prototype is ready for the road so there’s a strong chance this new SUV will arrive in early 2022.

Expect it to cost slightly more than the Volkswagen T-Cross across the range. Entry-level cars probably set you back from around the £19,000 mark.

Can’t wait for the Volkswagen Taigo? Take a look at deals on the T-Cross or compare the best small SUVs on sale now. 

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