This could very well be the production version of the Volkswagen Taigun Concept.

This could very well be the production version of the Volkswagen Taigun Concept.

The leaked images come from the Chinese patent office and closely resemble last year's concept which debuted at the Sao Paolo Motor Show in Brazil. We notice the slightly tweaked LED daytime running lights below the headlights, different roof and turn signals mounted in the mirrors.

To refresh your memory, the concept is based on the up! platform but it's 81mm taller and 83mm wider. The wheelbase has been increased by 50mm, while under the hood it has a 1.0-liter TSI with 110 HP (81 kW) and 129 lb-ft (175 Nm) of torque. The boot has enough room for 280 liters (9.9 cubic feet) or 987 liters (34.9 cubic feet) once the rear seats are folded.

The concept tips the scales at 985 kg (2,172 lbs) and needs 9.2 seconds to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) until hitting a top speed of 116 mph (186 km/h). Volkswagen says the Taigun Concept can return 52.2 mpg US (62.7 mpg UK or 4.5 liters / 100 km).

An official reveal of the production model is expected later this year, followed in 2014 by the next-gen Tiguan and a Polo-based crossover. Volkswagen will introduce the all-new Touareg sometime in 2015.

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