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2023 (23) Volkswagen Taigo 1.0 TSI 110 R-Line 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

App-Connect including App-Connect WirelessDigital cockpit pro - 10.25" high resolution TFT dash display screen with customizable menus and information
Driver alert systemDriving profile selection
e-Call (emergency call)Power Steering
Travel assist including emergency assistWasher fluid level indicator
Wireless Charging including Bluetooth 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Start-stop system with battery regeneration (recuperation - energy recovery during braking)XDS electronic differential lock for improved traction and handling

Entertainment

Digital radio reception (DAB+)Diversity antenna for FM reception
WeConnect plus 

Exterior Features

Aspherical driver's exterior mirrorAuto headlights
Body coloured bumpersBody coloured exterior mirror housings and door handles
Bumpers in R-Line styleElectric windows
External USB type C socket and charging socketsFront scuff plates with R-Line logo
LED rear combination lampLED third brake light
Left convex exterior mirrorPower folding adjustable/heated exterior mirrors and front passenger exterior mirror lowering function
Rear fog light on one side, reversing light on both sidesRear side wing doors
Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe setting 

Interior Features

12V socket in centre console2 front reading lights
3 rear head restraints3 seat bench in 2nd row
Air care climatronic air conditoning system with active combination filter and 2-zone temperature controlAmbient lighting with logo projection
Black carpetsBlack roof lining
Child seat anchor for child seat system i-Size, 2x top tether and child seat anchor in front on front passenger sideChrome bezel for instrument cluster, vents, door handles + gear shift
Driver and front passenger seat height adjustmentFront + rear carpet mats
Front centre armrestFront footwell illumination
Front sports comfort seatsHeight and reach adjustable steering wheel
Interior ambient lighting and surround lightingKaroso artvelours cloth upholstery
Leather trimmed gear knobLeather wrapped multifunction steering wheel
Luggage compartment floorLuggage compartment light
Lumbar support for driver's and front passengers seatSeat covers in grey + titanium black
Single front passenger seatSplit folding backrest with centre armrest and unsplit rear seat bench
Stainless steel pedalsStorage compartment under front seats
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors 

Packs

Chrome Package - TaigoDrivers assistance pack - Taigo
Light and Sight pack including High beam assist - Taigo 

Passive Safety

2 x 3-point seatbelts/outer rear seats with ECE label3-point seat belts in front with pretensioner and height adjustment
3-point seatbelt for centre rear seatDriver and front passenger airbags with front passenger airbag de-activation, front side and curtain airbags
Driver and front passenger safety-optimised head restraintsElectronic stability control
Extended and predictive pedestrian/ cyclist protectionFront and rear disc brakes
Front curtain and side airbags with center airbagHill start assist
Manual rear child locksSingle tone horn
Tyre pressure loss indicator 

Security

Anti-theft alarm system with interior monitoring, backup horn, and towing protectionAnti-theft wheel bolts

Trim

Grey anodised matte decorative inserts in dash and front door panels 

Wheels

Low rolling resistance tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb125
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH130WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL125

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC999Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders3Cylinders - Bore (mm)74.5
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)76.4Engine CodeCS15FX
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves12
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH5.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH4.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL4.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH7.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH5.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL5.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH49.6WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL51.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH47.1WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL48.7
WLTP - MPG - High - TEH57.6WLTP - MPG - High - TEL60.1
WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH39.8WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL40.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH51.4WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL53.3

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power110
Coin DescriptionTSI 110Coin SeriesR Line
Generation Mark1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0715E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %94NCAP Child Occupant Protection %84
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %71
NCAP Safety Assist %70Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage9300Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.4Engine Power - BHP110
Engine Power - KW81Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT148Engine Torque - MKG20.4
Engine Torque - NM200Engine Torque - RPM2000
Top Speed119 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear205/55 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleVALENCIAWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1518Length4266
Wheelbase2554Width1757

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)40Gross Vehicle Weight1700
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)440Max. Loading Weight533
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1100
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked620Minimum Kerbweight1167
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Taigo

Volkswagen's Taigo offers a slicker small SUV option. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Volkswagen has added further to its already extensive line-up of compact SUVs with this trendier-looking model, the Taigo. This car shares much with both the Polo supermini and the brand's existing entrant in the compact Crossover class, the T-Cross, but brings a more avant garde vibe that will appeal more to the segment's fashionistas. And of course with it, you get all the usual reassuring Volkswagen attributes of quality and sound engineering.

Background

It doesn't seem so long ago that the Volkswagen SUV range began with the Tiguan. Today it's very different. Now there are no fewer than three Crossover models positioned below that car. Two you might be familiar with, the T-Cross and the T-Roc. The other though, might be less familiar, this car, the Taigo. The Taigo's here because there's been an explosion in sales of small SUVs in recent years and it was an easy extra model for Volkswagen to bring to Europe, this design already being on sale in South America where it's known as the Nivus. For our continent, it's being built in Pamplona, Spain and is being positioned as a trendier, more coupe-like alternative to the Polo supermini-based T-Cross. Coupe versions of mid-sized and large SUVs have sold quite well and Volkswagen is hoping same will be true here.

Driving Experience

If, like most buyers of this model, you've decided on the 110PS version of the three cylinder 1.0-litre TSI petrol powerplant, you might be forgiven for feeling quite hopeful here. This engine (which sits above an entry-level 95PS version of this unit and can also be had with 7-speed DSG auto transmission) is, after all, much the same as the one that'll royally entertain you in the brand's up! GTI citycar shopping rocket. And here, it's bolted to an even better platform, the Polo supermini's stiffer MQB-A0 chassis. If your Taigo happens to be jazzily packaged, you might think it would all add up to a little SUV that could be as fun to drive as it can be to look at. But of course the 1.0-litre TSI engine in this Crossover has quite a bit more weight to lug about than it's saddled with in an up! The longer ratios chosen for the 6-speed manual gearbox and are more geared to cruising than cremating the tyres. And of course that taller body will make its presence felt if you're minded to start ambitiously pushing on at speed through tighter bends. All of these attributes will of course be welcome to the older buyers who'll ignore the surf shack marketing and form the largest likely audience for this car. Some of these people might be more minded to stretch to the alternative four cylinder 1.5-litre TSI 150PS engine that Volkswagen is offering with this car - though that can only be had with the DSG auto transmission, which makes it a much pricier choice.

Design and Build

Think 'fastback T-Cross' here and you'll not be too far out. Like the T-Cross, the Taigo is based on the Polo supermini's MQB-A0 platform, but unlike the T-Cross, it gets a sportier swept-back rear end, finished by a full-width light bar. Sharp creases down the flanks, contrasting wheel arch trims, an extended rear overhang, smart LED headlamps and a deep front bumper complete the more dynamic effect. Dimensionally, the Taigo conforms to the segment norm, its 4,266mm length, 1,494mm height and 1,757mm width being comparable to the strong-selling Nissan Juke. Inside, there is of course lots carried over from both the T-Cross and the Polo, which means this car gets the brand's latest MIB 3 entertainment software for its 8.0-inch central screen - upgradeable to 9.2-inches in size further up the range. Plus there's a completely digital instrument gauge cluster, which will be either 8.0-inches or 10.25-inches in size, depending on the spec you choose. Rear seat headroom is slightly less than you'd get in a T-Cross because of the sloping roof, but you'd have to be quite tall to notice it. And a couple of averagely-sized adults should be fine. Out back, there's a 438-litre boot - that's 17-litres less than you'd get in a T-Cross.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £23,000 (think around £1,000 more than a comparable T-Cross) but most models sit in the £25,000-£28,000 bracket and it's possible to pay as much as £30,000 or more for a Taigo. There are three trim levels - 'Life', 'Style' and 'R Line'. Even 'Life'-spec gets quite a lot, with 16-inch 'Everett' Black alloy wheels, front fog lights, LED headlights and black-finished roof rails. Comfort and convenience features include logo projection lighting from the car's door mirrors, a multifunction camera, lumbar support for the front seats, electrically-folding heated door mirrors and a multifunction steering wheel. There's also an 8.0-inch instrument screen and a central infotainment monitor of the same size. Standard safety kit includes Lane Change Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Park Assist with front and rear parking sensors. Move up to 'Style' trim and you get Volkswagen's 'intelligent' 'IQ.Light' LED matrix headlights. These feature individually controlled modules that are able to automatically switch modes to suit a variety of driving situations. The Taigo 'Style' also features 17-inch 'Aberdeen' alloy wheels, as well as Dynamic Light Assist for the IQ.Light headlights as standard. Plus a 10.25-inch 'Digital Cockpit Pro' dashboard display and an 8.0-inch 'Discover Navigation' infotainment system. Sportier 'R-Line' trim gets you 17-inch 'Valencia' alloy wheels and R-Line exterior styling with bespoke bumpers. On the inside, more 'R-Line' styling cues are present, with a black roof-lining, 'R-Line' badging on the floor mats and an 'R-Line' specific multifunction steering wheel, plus luxuries such as ambient lighting and 2-zone Climatronic climate control.

Cost of Ownership

As you'd expect, this Volkswagen delivers a frugal set of running cost returns. In base 1.0 TSI 95PS manual form, you're looking at 51.4mpg on the combined cycle and 124g/km of CO2; it's 52.3mpg and 124g/km for the 1.0 TSI 110PS manual model; and 47.9mpg and 134g/km for the 1.0 TSI 110PS DSG auto variant. For the four cylinder 1.5 TSI 150PS DSG auto version, it's 47.9mpg and 138g/km. There's no diesel option - and both mild hybrid and Plug-in hybrid tech is missing too. And warranties? Well the standard package is three years and 60,000 miles. We can't see why Volkswagen couldn't extend that mileage limit to 100,000 miles, since that what you get on its mechanically very similar Caddy model. Doing that though, wouldn't give Volkswagen dealers so much of an opportunity to sell extended warranty packages. There's one for four years and 75,000 miles or, if you plan to see a bit more of the world in your Taigo, there's a five year / 90,000 mile package. Whatever your decision, your car will come with three years of pan-European Roadside Assistance that has no mileage restriction. The paintwork warranty lasts for three years and, as you'd expect, this little SUV is protected by a 12-year anti-corrosion package.

Summary

You wouldn't have thought there was room for yet another small SUV in Volkswagen's range, but the Wolfsburg brand has found space for the Taigo anyway. It's difficult not to think that it will merely sell to folk who would otherwise have bought T-Roc or an upper-spec T-Cross; that's one perspective. The other is that the T-Cross looks a little frumpy compared to some avant-garde rivals like Nissan's Juke and Ford's Puma. Which has meant to date that some people not prepared to move up to the slightly larger T-Roc have been dismissing the Volkswagen brand in the small SUV segment. The Taigo will put this issue right. Perhaps too effectively. After all, it's certainly difficult to see why you'd choose a mid-to-high-spec T-Cross when you could have this trendier Taigo instead for only slightly more. But that assumes you're wedded to the idea of having a Volkswagen in this segment. Many browsing customers of course won't be; they simply want a stylish, well-equipped quality option when it comes to a car of this kind. With this model in the range, the Wolfsburg maker thinks it's better able to offer that. They could well be right.

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Comfort
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Styling
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Build
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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Monthly payment£402.97
Deposit£249
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£25,298
Credit amount£25,049
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£12,667.50
Total amount payable£31,857.09
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge13.8p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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