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It looks like Volkswagen’s little SUV will be made for real, as reported by Autoweek. The VW Taigun, first seen last year in concept form and again in May via leaked patent filings, is set to enter production in 2016. To refresh our memory, Volkswagen has released a few more photos of the compact SUV concept.

Assembly will be at two plants: Sao Paulo, Brazil and Pune, India; the latter of which makes the Polo Sedans we get here. The Taigun is based on an elongated Volkswagen up! platform, and the production car is expected to stick to a front-wheel drive layout, as per the mechanically-related high-riding cross up! model.

The Taigun is said to have three-cylinder engines in both petrol and diesel flavours. It will have plenty of competition by the time it reaches the market, joining the Ford Ecosport, Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur and the production version of Honda’s new Jazz-based Urban SUV Concept.

We haven’t seen the final version yet, but based on the concept and patent filings, would you consider getting a tiny Volkswagen soft-roader?