Taigo: beyond basic. Taigo is the basic equipment version of Volkswagen’s new CUV. The focus here is on a high level of functionality and sound value for money. The LED headlights and LED tail lights come as standard here. The same applies to the air conditioning. Pioneering safety features include a centre airbag, which is located in the side of the backrest on the driver’s side. In the event of a crash, the centre airbag deploys towards the centre and protects the driver and front passenger from colliding with each other and possibly injuring themselves in a crash. Another new safety element is the lap belt tensioner, which additionally tensions the seat belt in the area of the pelvis. From the Taigo line upwards, a detachable towing bracket with a drawbar load of 55 kg can be selected as an option.
Volkswagen now includes the Digital Cockpit as part of the standard equipment of all new model series. The standard instrument cluster here displays classic items such as the speedometer, rev counter, fuel level and odometer on a 20.32-centimetre (8-inch), high-resolution colour screen. To the right of this, high up in the dashboard, the Composition Media audio system with 6.5-inch monitor provides access to radio and smartphone functions, as well as numerous apps. Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, electric windows all round, door handles and door mirror caps in body colour as well as an instrument of the very highest quality (foamed) also feature ex works in every Taigo. The dark interior décor Licorice Black and the stylish seat covers Basket/Clip Uni reflect the high design standards of the new Taigo even in the entry-level version.
Life: the new golden mean. After Taigo comes Life. This equipment version comes with additional features such as a front centre armrest with additional USB-C interface, multifunction steering wheel in leather, electric foldable exterior mirrors with heating function and exterior highlights such as an individualised front section with chrome-look crossbar, projection light in the exterior mirrors and 16-inch alloy wheels. When unlocking and locking the Taigo, a honeycomb-textured carpet of light is projected next to the driver and passenger doors. The seats in the Taigo Life are upholstered in high-quality Slash/Austin fabric; the matching interior décor is known as Lava Stone Black. A large panoramic sliding/tilting sunroof can be ordered as an option from the Life equipment line.
Style and R-Line are the premium equipment packages. Like Life, the two new premium equipment packages Style and R-Line follow the nomenclature that was introduced with the current Golf. Style and R-Line have different emphases, but are at a similar level in terms of their specifications. With the Style equipment package, the focus is on visual elegance, whilst the R-Line is clearly all about the sporty side of life.
Style includes IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights. The expanded range of equipment for Taigo Style includes the IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights. Originally featured in the luxury SUV Touareg, this interactive headlight technology is a typical example of how Volkswagen makes high-tech systems available in all vehicle classes, thereby democratising both safety and comfort. Other exterior features of the Taigo Style include LED fog lights and 17-inch Aberdeen alloy wheels. The expanded range of functions also includes Park Distance Control at the front and rear. As a feature to differentiate between the lines, the rear bumper of the Taigo Style has a chrome strip with high-quality surround and a silver diffuser. Another distinctive feature of the Style line is that it has silver anodised roof rails as standard. A range of additional details can be found inside, such as the 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit Pro (including caller image, Coverflow, map view and Slide Show), background lighting and the 8-inch Infotainment system Ready2Discover, which includes App-Connect Wireless. With Ready2Discover, customers have the option of retrofitting the navigation system as a feature on demand. The seat covers in a mix of Level/Uni Titanium Black and the high-gloss décor Deep Iron Grey provide a stylish, perfectly matched ambience. There is also the option to order the seats with exclusive ArtVelours covers. Further equipment options for the Taigo Style include the roof with black finish (Roof Pack) or the trendy Visual Green design package with green decorative stitching and high-gloss decor inlays in Visual Green glossy. From the Style line onwards, it is also possible to choose the option “Driving profile selection and electronic differential lock XDS”.
R-Line with bumpers in R design. Already at first glance, its individualised exterior and interior underscore the sporty positioning of the new Taigo R-Line within the overall model range. The bumpers are distinguished from those of all other Taigo versions by their striking R-Line design. In the front bumper, the high-gloss black cross and longitudinal bars of the air intakes and their surround convey a unique and charismatic sense of dynamism. Here too, IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights and LED fog lights are fitted as standard. A diffuser – once again in high-gloss black – with chrome-look integrated exhaust panels in the lower part of the vehicle rear distinguishes this area from the other equipment versions. Like the Taigo Style, the Taigo R-Line is also fitted with the Ready2Discover Infotainment system and heated front seats. The Taigo R-Line’s seats are upholstered in Karoso fabric in ArtVelours – sporty and exclusive in equal measure; this provides a perfect match for the interior décor in Dark Grey Anodized Matt. As a clear differentiating feature within the equipment lines, the headliner of the Taigo R-Line is black as standard. Options include Digital Cockpit Pro with a 10.25-inch display, large panoramic sliding/tilting sunroof and “Driving profile selection and XDS electronic differential lock”.
Black Style design package The optional Black Style Package – exclusive to this equipment line – adds fascinating black exterior accents to the Taigo R-Line. The exterior mirror caps, radiator grille and tailpipe trim are all finished in black, while the darkened side windows and dark rear window shield the interior from curious onlookers. The Black Style Package is rounded off with 18-inch Misano alloy wheels in black.
Roof Pack as an option. The new Taigo is available in eight colours: the two single-colour finishes are Ascot Grey and Pure White, the five metallic finishes are Reflex Silver, Smoke Grey, Reef Blue, Kings Red and Visual Green, and there is also a pearl effect finish – Deep Black. All other body colours can be combined with a contrasting black roof in Deep Black as part of the Roof Pack option. Other components of the Roof Pack are the darkened side windows with dark rear window and exterior mirror covers painted in black.
16 to 18-inch wheels, depending on equipment. The wheels and tyre sizes depend on the selected equipment line of the new Volkswagen CUV. Two 16-inch wheels are available for the models of the Taigo line – the standard steel wheel Dublin and the optional alloy wheel Belmopan. The Life equipment line offers a choice of 16 or 17-inch wheels. n addition to the alloy wheel Belmopan (standard), there is also an optional 16-inch wheel called Everett in a gloss black finish and the 17-inch wheel Bangalore. Customers who opt for the Taigo Style can choose between the 17-inch wheels Aberdeen (standard) and Tokyo, both in gloss black, and the 18-inch wheel Funchal in Adamantium Silver. Those who opt for the R-Line ride on the 17-inch five-double-spoke Valencia wheels. For an additional charge, the 18" Misano wheel is available in a black burnished finish or painted in black in combination with the Black Style design package.
Panoramic sliding/tilting sunroof. No two Taigo have to look the same. This is ensured by numerous high-quality options with which the dynamic crossover model can be perfectly adapted and customised to individual tastes. The large panoramic sliding/tilting sunroof, for example, conveys the impression of infinite width, which can span almost the entire interior of the Taigo starting with the Life equipment line. This has a special coating that ensures optimised temperature management inside the vehicle, with 95 percent of incident light reflected or absorbed by the innovative glass structure. There is also a coloured, tough-elastic plastic interlayer between the two safety laminated glass panes of the panoramic roof: in combination with an extremely thin, conductive oxide layer, this prevents excessive heating of the interior due to solar radiation and high outside temperatures, as well as reducing heat loss from the vehicle interior via the roof when temperatures outside are frosty.