Aside from the spage-age interior, the crossover concept looks like a near-production car, but whether it gets released depends on public reaction at the São Paulo motor show, which opened its doors to press on Monday. Shorter and narrower than Mark 7 Golf, the Taigun nonetheless boasts a more spacious cabin. That utility is paired with a 108-hp turbocharged three-cylinder motor, which returns about 50 mpg.
If green-lit, the Taigun may compete with mini-crossovers like the Nissan Juke, and help VW increase in sales in North and South America, where the thirst for small yet tall all-wheel-drive wagons seems to know few bounds. With rumors suggesting VW may consider a seven-passenger SUV for America, there's no telling what weird name awaits -- although we'll be able to guess what letter it starts with.