Volkswagen brought an angular, bulldog-like small crossover concept called Taigun to the São Paulo motor show last year, claiming that it wanted to gauge interest in the design before making a decision about production. If a new report with alleged leaked patent images is to be believed, then, interest must have been pretty high.

China's Auto.Sohu.com has published this group of Taigun images, claiming that they have been sourced from the Chinese patent office and that the subcompact VW utility based on the Up! has been cleared for production.

If all of that is true, and if these images are representative of the final product, you'll see that designers haven't done much to alter the concept car's appearance. Comparing, shot for shot, with the images we have from Brazil, we see that even small details like roof rack-mounted lights and exhaust tips integrated in the rear fascia have been carried over. Take a closer look for yourself in the attached galleries.


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      24994J
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm not at all comparing the mechanics, but this is what the new Cherokee should of looked like (with the appropriate Jeep grille, of course).
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      not so sure about this "leak" though since it exatly shows the show car including the concept tires.
      hatespcs
      • 1 Year Ago
      Reminds me of my 1993 Isuzu Amigo (which I loved very much).... size, style, even the fender bulges.
      desinerd1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Another bland looking, poorly designed, cheaply built, unreliable, overpriced, overhyped piece of turd from Crapwagen.
        Hello, Brian
        • 1 Year Ago
        @desinerd1
        If you ever did anything but pan German cars (about most of which you know absolutely nothing, and have no frame of reference), someone might just think your opinion could matter.
        denverdave
        • 1 Year Ago
        @desinerd1
        Obvious troll is obvious. And boring.
      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      Has anyone else noticed how stupid their model names are?
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        @knightrider_6
        at least they seem to be more creative than your trolling with all your accounts
      Shiftright
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pointless soccer mom mobile but I do prefer its boxy looks over the current one.
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Shiftright
        there is no current one. this is based on the up! and a whole if not more classes smaller
      harper
      • 1 Year Ago
      Headlights are similar to Kia Soul. Lower parts of the headlights lool like morning bags under the eyes
      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a Jeep Compass.
      jf.bouchard
      • 1 Year Ago
      lol @ exhausts in the rear "skid plate"
        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jf.bouchard
        Why's that? It's based on the Up! I highly doubt it's going to see much of any off road use. In fact, I'm willing to best those front and rear "skid plates" are plastic, much like all the fake "intakes" on the front of just about every VW and Audi product on the road, that are nothing more than black areas with a mesh texture on them.
      Camaroman101
      • 1 Year Ago
      looks like a duster
      Klep
      • 1 Year Ago
      They might as well just renamed the Touareg to the Tugain so all their SUVs use the same 6 letters - it's not like the current naming makes sense anyway.
      Yeah yeah
      • 1 Year Ago
      If they end up selling the Taigun in any of the same markets as the Tiguan, that would be pretty confusing.
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