The Brazilian media has reported that the VW Taigun will be finally unveiled at this year's Sao Paulo Motor Show. That makes sense since a near production concept was unveiled at 2012 Sao Paulo Motor Show, and a slightly modified version was showcased at the Auto Expo this year.
The Taigun will aim to compete with the Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster and the Peugeot 2008. The EcoSport is selling really well, so VW has its work cut out for itself.
VW Brazil is going to be offering a bi-fuel version of the Taigun. It will run on a 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI engine that runs on both ethanol and petrol. It should have a power output in the vicinity of 110 PS.
VW Brazil's engine plant in Sao Carlos, near Sao Paulo, will produce the turbocharger and other critical peripherals for the new bi-fuel TSI motor.
The international spec Taigun would be powered by the regular 1.0-litre TSI, challenging Ford's award winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost that powers the EcoSport and its stablemates.
The VW Taigun will go on sale in Brazil next year.