By on October 22, 2012

Volkswagen will roll out its new NFS, MQB, MLB and MSB kit architectures to Brazil, Volkswagen do Brasil chief Thomas Schmall told Automobilwoche [sub]. The first representative will likely be a very small SUV, based on the UP! NFS (New Small Familiy) architecture.

Volkswagen brought a concept car to the São Paulo International Motor Show. Tongue-in-cheek, the 3.86 meter short SUVlet was called Taigun, a jumble of the name of the larger brother Tiguan.

The four-seater is powered by a new 1.0-liter TSI engine with 81 kW / 110 hp. The  three-cylinder gasoline engines sports direct fuel injection plus turbocharging, and propels the  lightweight (985 kg) concept car to a top speed of 186 km/h. Its combined fuel consumption is said to be 4.5 liters per 100 km.

Don’t expect AWD from the Taigun. “The NFS chassis is not designed for this,” Volkswagen R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg said.

If the SUVlet appeals, then it will be built in Brazil and exported worldwide. Automobilwoche thinks it won’t happen before 2015.

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