Volkswagen of America has unveiled the all-new 2022 Taos.
The new SUV will slot under the Volkswagen Tiguan following the launch of Atlas Cross Sport earlier this year.
The Volkswagen Taos has a bold design. It also borrows its LED light signature from the Atlas Cross Sport. Top variants of the Taos will feature LED headlights with the Adaptive Front-lighting System and an illuminated light line stretching outward from the logo. The latter is a feature inspired by the Volkswagen ID.4.
Buyers will be able to choose from eight colours and four wheel designs.
Inside, two-tone seats are standard, whether in the base cloth or optional leatherette and leather seating surfaces—and include a luxurious French Roast and black combination for top-of-the-line models.
Standard comfort and convenience features for the Volkswagen Taos include automatic headlights and push-button start. Standard equipment for US models include an eight-way powered driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, and heated and ventilated front seats.
The Volkswagen Taos uses the MIB3 infotainment system paired with an 8-inch touchscreen with voice control, and sat-nav. Top trims add 10-colour ambient lighting and a Beats Audio sound system with eight speakers.
The SUV is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine.
Said motor makes 156bhp and 249Nm of torque, and is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission in the front-wheel-drive model. Models with 4Motion all-wheel-drive are equipped with a 7-speed DSG (dual-clutch transmission).
The Volkswagen Taos will be produced at Volkswagen’s Puebla, Mexico factory.
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