In spite of rolling one SUV after another, the VW Group has scrapped the compact crossover for Volkswagen as it was deemed too small.
The Taigun was first displayed as a study in 2012 and was supposed to hit the market this year.
German publication Focus reports that it won’t be hitting the streets any time soon.
This doesn’t mean that VW will be absent from the rapidly expanding segment. Development of a Polo-based SUV has already already been confirmed and such a model could debut in concept form at the Geneva Motor Show.
Previously discussing the car, board member for technical development Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neuser confirmed that the Polo SUV will be the first in an extended range of VW SUV models and be targeted towards the Chinese, South American and European markets.
The, as yet unnamed, SUV will slot below the recently-updated Tiguan in the marque’s range and rival the likes of the Nissan Juke, Mazda CX-3 etc.