The Taigun, which was first seen at the 2012 Sao Paulo show, is just 3.86m long but has a 2.47m wheelbase.
Rob Hazelwood, managing director of VW UK, told Autocar that “there is a very clear trend” towards people getting out of saloon cars and into SUVs and crossovers.
“We are looking at ways we can capitalise on that,” he said. “VW has been traditional in the past and has looked towards the mainstream, but there has been a lot of work in this direction. There’s still a lot of debate around the [Taigun] concept because it wouldn’t be traditional, but it is clear that there is a market for it.”