VW South Africa has revealed the official local pricing for the new Taigo SUV Coupe.
The Taigo will be available in Life, Style, and R-Line specifications, with pricing as follows:
- VW Taigo 1.0TSI 85kW Life – R429,900
- VW Taigo 1.0TSI 85kW Style – R464,100
- VW Taigo 1.0TSI 85kW R-Line – R486,000
Each purchase of the SUV includes a 3-year/120,000km warranty and a 3-year/45,000km service plan.
The SUV Coupe measures 4,266mm long, 1,515mm tall, and 1,757mm wide – with a ground clearance of 137mm – making it both flatter and longer than the blockier T-Cross.
Standard features for the entry-level Taigo Life include all-round LED lights, a digital driver’s display, a 6.5-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, a multifunction leather steering wheel, “Slash/Stoff” fabric seats, heated and folding wing mirrors, black roof rails, and 16-inch “Belmopan” alloy wheels.
With the pricier Style specification, owners get silver highlights around the outside, LED Matrix headlights, and 17-inch “Aberdeen” alloys, while the cabin is further fitted with ambient lighting, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, “Pale Grey” seat covers, a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display, and an 8-inch infotainment system.
At the head of the range, the Taigo R-Line brings “Karoso” fabric seats, stainless steel pedals, a black headliner, 17-inch “Valencia” wheels, sporty R-Line bumpers, LED fog lights, high-gloss black exterior highlights, chrome-look exhaust surrounds, and tinted rear windows.
Powering the new Taigo in South Africa is a 1.0-litre, turbo-petrol engine developing 85kW and 200Nm.
This unit is paired with a seven-speed, dual-clutch, automatic transmission turning the front wheels, achieving a low combined fuel consumption of 5.4l/100km and a 0-100km/h acceleration time of 10 seconds.
Thanks to its slightly larger dimensions, the Taigo also offers 440-litres of boot space, compared to the T-Cross’s 377 litres.