Volkswagen has decided to cancel its plans for a production version of the Taigun concept.

Rumors about a production Taigun have been swirling around for years but now it seems that Volkswagen has taken the final decision to stop the project. Recently it was reported the model was sacked because of the financial instability in South American countries, but now Focus says the German automaker won’t put the sub-compact SUV on the assembly line because the vehicle was deemed too small.

“The car, as we have shown so far, is too short,” a spokesman from Wolfsburg has told our source.

The Taigun concept was revealed at the 2012 Sao Paulo Motor Show with a 1.0-liter TSI turbocharged petrol engine, producing 110 horsepower (81 kW) and 129 pound-feet of torque.

Instead, Volkswagen will launch a Polo-based SUV that will go on sale in 2018. It will reportedly be previewed by a study at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in early March. In Switzerland the manufacturer is believed to showcase the T-Cross concept, based on the MQB platform. The production version will be nearly 157.4 inches (four meters) long and will rival the Nissan Juke and the likes in China, South America, and Europe. 

Source: Focus

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