Volkswagen Taigun
Volkswagen TaigunVolkswagen Press

Volkswagen's sub-compact crossover SUV concept, the Taigun, was revealed at the 2012 Sao Paulo Motor Show and the news regarding the production version have been swirling around for years. The latest reports indicate the project has been cancelled due to size issues.

"The car, as we have shown so far, is too short," a spokesman from Wolfsburg has told the German publication Focus. The front engine and front-wheel-drive concept is based on the Up! hatchback. Taigun concept showcased measured 3,858 mm in length which is shorter than the Polo hatchback. Volkswagen Taigun Concept was showcased with a 1.0-litre petrol engine that generates 110bhp and 174Nm of torque.

Instead of Taigun, Volkswagen is working on a compact SUV, which is based on the Polo hatchback. The new SUV is expected to debut at Geneva Motor Show in March 2016. As for the new SUV's design, VW's T-Roc Concept unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show gives the best hint of what can we expect. The production model is expected to retain the rugged look of the concept will more practical add-ons. The new VW SUV is expected to rival against the Nissan Juke, Mini Countryman and the Suzuki SX4 in the international markets.