2022 VW Taos is slotted to be released during summer 2021. Now, let’s learn more about the model before the official release date approaches.
The segment for affordable SUVs and crossover is currently being the trend in the market, with 2022 Volkswagen Taos being one of the strongest candidates in this category. Carrying a smaller body than the Volkswagen Tiguan, it offers a more spacious cargo and back seat. The design also takes cues from Tiguan and VW Atlas. However, expect it to be not as sturdy and less stylish as its rivals: Chevy Trailblazer and Mazda CX-30. That being said, this smallest and most affordable lineup still deserves to be called gorgeous.
The all-new Taos is also going to carry a fresh 4-cylinder, turbocharged engine, with all-wheel-drive ability. Based on the fact that the model offers various desirable features and numbers of driver supports should make is a sufficient and satisfying choice in its class.
The Various Choices of New 2022 VW Taos Colors
Out of all three SUV lineups from Volkswagen, Taos is the one that often dubbed as the best looking. If the color options are anything to go by, then the 2022 release is going to be available on deep black, pure white, pure gray, metallic silver, metallic blue, and metallic red.
Similar to VW Tiguan seems like the 2022 Volkswagen Taos plans to provide bright color variations as well to give a fun appearance. So far, the released photos show the upcoming Taos in pure gray, red, and blue color options.
2022 VW Taos Specs Details and Engine Performance
As the 2022 Volkswagen Taos release is planned to be executed in the mid of next year, the model mimics the majority of its rivals by using all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive. In front-wheel-drive, the engine is going to be a 1.5L 4-cylinder turbocharged with 8-speed auto transmission, while in all-wheel-drive version will have the pairing of a 7-speed automatic charging relay. This engine is capable to produce 158 HP, which is 11 fold of 1.4L turbocharged engine that is used in VW Jetta and Golf.
Volkswagen publishes that this engine is the first turbo engine that massively produced to use Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT). In less general wordings, it means that turbo is able to adapt the response of its turbine to the exhaust gas flow that rotates the compressor wheel to match with a higher or lower speed of the engine.
Quoted directly from Volkswagen, the upgrades will result in a more powerful engine that can deliver outstanding fuel economy. The manufacturer also admits to targeting the vehicle model to obtain first place in terms of fuel efficiency. However, the public needs to wait for the EPA emission test cycle to confirm this claim.
Prepare Yourself for 2022 VW Taos Release Date
The release date and pricing of the 2022 Volkswagen Taos are yet to be informed. However, it’s expected that the SUV lineup will hit the market in the midst of 2021, in summer, as 2022 release. You can visit the dealership as soon as the summer of 2021 approaches.
The model is targeted towards the younger demographic, which is currently the main customer base of the vehicle segment in the United States. This audience group is also expected to grow by as much as 30% to purchase passenger vehicles by 2030.
2022 Volkswagen Taos Interior Design and the Cargo Space
It should be no surprise that VW Taos mimics the contemporary design and materials used on a lot of models from Volkswagen. In each dashboard, an entirely digital instrumental panel can be found, along with two-tone cover clothes for the standard seat. There are, however, available options of leather and leatherette upholstery.
The 2022 Volkswagen Taos cabin comes with adjustable ambient lighting, transparent sunroof, ventilated and heated front seats, heated steering wheel, 8-way power driver’s seat, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The rear seating area is occupied by 37.9 inches, which means it’s merely 0.8 inches smaller than VW Tiguan. The Taos cargo space has a 28 cubic ft area and a 66 cubic ft area when the rear seat is folded.
2022 Volkswagen Taos Canada and the USA Release
By now, the hesitation of Volkswagen to bring SUV models that smaller than Tiguan to the market of North America is apparent, and the assumption is backed up by the absence of 8th generation VW Golf there. That being said, it doesn’t make the company less optimistic about the possibility that it will hit big in the US and Canada, as stated in October 2020. The pricing for the Canadian and American markets is going to be disclosed as the launching date is approaching closer.
2022 Volkswagen Taos Dimensions Size Compared to Tiguan
The dimension of VW Taos is definitely will be more compact than VW Tiguan. It’s almost one foot shorter, so you can imagine the size to be similar to Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Nissan Kicks, or even Ford EcoSport.
Despite the apparent size difference, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos won’t be that contrasted looking with VW Tiguan. According to the official statement from the manufacturer, the model is placed in the mid of the compact SUV category while VW Tiguan is placed in the upper section of this similar category.