We already mentioned how Volkswagen is being added to the record of automakers utilizing a vacationer city within the Southwest to call a crossover and/or SUV. Now we’ve the total particulars on the 2022 Volkswagen Taos.
Along with the Taos, there’s the Dodge Durango, Kia Telluride, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Tucson, others I’m virtually actually forgetting for the time being, and now, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos.
The Audi Albuquerque or Dodge Denver can’t be far behind.
Okay, sufficient nonsense. We’ve been teased in regards to the Taos for weeks now, and even knew what could be underhood, however the wraps are actually totally off.
As we already knew, the Taos will likely be powered by a 1.5-liter model of the EA211 turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It should make 158 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. It should pair with an eight-speed automated transmission in front-wheel-drive fashions and a seven-speed, dual-clutch automated transmission in all-wheel-drive fashions.
Now that the quilt is off, we will see that the Taos seems rather a lot just like the bigger VW crossovers – if you wish to dub it a child Atlas, you wouldn’t be too far off base.
The lighting design upfront is just like what the Atlas Cross Sport has, and higher trims can be found with LED headlamps and adaptive entrance lighting. A light-weight bar that crosses the grille reminds of the lately launched ID.4, whereas the facet borrows from the Tiguan, which is the following measurement up. There’s extra trace of Atlas within the squared-off wheel arches.
Eight exterior colours will likely be out there, together with four-wheel designs unfold throughout wheel-size selections of 17-, 18-, and 19-inches. Two 18-inch wheels will likely be out there to select from, certainly one of which with black end. A panoramic sunroof will likely be out there.
The 175.8-inch lengthy Taos is 9.three inches shorter than the Tiguan, and its wheelbase is 105.9 inches. Width measures 72.5 inches, whereas the peak is 64.Four inches. VW is itemizing passenger house at 99.5 cubic ft (1.6 lower than Tiguan), and the cargo space is listed at 28.1 cubic ft with the second-row seats up and 66.three with them down.
Entrance legroom is 40.1 inches, and rear is 37.9.
A fast look at pictures suggests the inside will comply with the Volkswagen theme of placing perform forward of type and utilizing loads of black. We see giant climate-control knobs, a well-integrated touchscreen, and audio-control knobs. There seems to be a small cubby gap/storage space forward of the shifter.
Inside, two-tone seats are normal, whether or not in base material or out there leather-based. Different normal options embrace automated headlights, digital gauges, in-car Wi-Fi, and push-button begin. Out there options embrace keyless entry, dual-zone local weather management, energy driver’s seat, rain-sensing wipers, heated steering wheel, heated and cooled entrance seats, heated side-view mirrors, wi-fi cell-phone charging, wi-fi smartphone mirroring, navigation, satellite tv for pc radio, 8-inch touchscreen, ambient lighting, premium 10-speaker BeatsAudio, and heated washer nozzles.
As per traditional within the yr 2020, there’s loads of driver-aid tech out there: Ahead-collision warning with autonomous braking with entrance help, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping system with lane help, adaptive cruise management with cease and go, journey help, high-beam management with gentle help, the aforementioned adaptive entrance lighting, park distance management, and emergency help.
There will likely be three trim ranges out there (S, SE, and SEL) and the Taos will likely be inbuilt not New Mexico, however “outdated” Mexico, in Puebla. Pricing and different particulars will likely be introduced by VW earlier than launch, which is scheduled for the summer time of 2021.