The Volkswagen Taigo has finally arrived on South African shores. Here’s how much you can expect to pay for the newcomer. See pricing below…

The first coupé-styled model in VW’s “T” SUV line-up, the local Taigo line-up comprises three derivatives. These include the entry-level Life, mid-tier Style, and range-topping R-Line model.

TaigoLife trim includes a chrome-look crossbar on the front grille. LED headlamps are incorporated into the latter item. The taillamps also feature LED lighting tech. The base-spec model is equipped with 16-inch Belmopan alloy wheels. 

Adding to its SUV persona, black roof rails are included in the package. Inside, the Life features fabric upholstery, VW’s Digital Cockpit instruments, the firm’s ‘Composition Colour’ system with a 6.5-inch monitor, and a multifunction steering wheel.

TaigoThe mid-spec Style derivative gains VW’s IQ.Light LED matrix headlamps. This model is differentiated from its Taigo siblings by a chrome strip on the rear bumper and a silver diffuser. This variant’s roof rails are also finished in the latter hue. 

Style spec further gains a 10.25-inch digital cockpit and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Ambient lighting and fore and aft park distance control are included, as is 17-inch Aberdeen alloy wheels. 

The range-topping R-Line is distinguished by sportier-looking exterior fitment. This includes R-Line design bumpers. The rear diffuser is finished in gloss black. The exhaust panels are trimmed in chrome. Valencia alloys, measuring 17 inches, are standard.

All models employ VW’s 1.0-litre TSI engine and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The turbocharged three-cylinder motor produces 85 kW and 200 Nm of torque for a claimed 0-100 km/h sprint time of 11.3 seconds. VW claims an average fuel consumption figure of 5.4 L/100 km.

As standard, all models ship with a three-year/45 000 km service plan. The asking price includes a three-year/120 000 km warranty.

Volkswagen Taigo pricing:

  • 1.0 TSI 85 kW Life DSG: R429 900
  • 1.0 TSI 85 kW Style DSG: R464 100
  • 1.0 TSI 85 kW R-Line DSG: R486 000