The all new Taos which is to be released in 2022, slots under Tiguan in the Volkswagen lineup and further shows proof of doubling up strategy for SUV. The vehicle is positioned in the latest U.S. vehicle segment, i.e. compact SUV market initially holding 24 percent of the market. The Taos is compact in size but extravagant in terms of design, smart packaging, value and luxury.
Taos is a remembrance of the past and is acquired from the ancestors, bearing a bold front end with reminiscent signature LEStandard comfort and convenience features include automatic headlights, push button start with keyless access, along with 8 way power driver seat and climate control. Taos proffers the latest connectivity and infotainment technology with signature digital cockpit, configurable instrument cluster and with built in Wi-Fi. The MIB3 system with wireless charging and app connect loaded with 8 inches touch screen with voice control and satellite radio (three months trial) and navigation. In terms of extravagance c it is packed with 10 colours ambient lighting and premium Beatsaudio sound system with 8 speakers.D headlights with the adaptive front lighting system (AFS) , and illuminated light line stretching outward from the logon with 17 inches aluminium alloy wheels with sunroof optional.
IQ.Drive for driver assistance featuring Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Braking, Active Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Keeping System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Travel Assist and Emergency. High Beam Control, The Adaptive front Lighting System and Park Distance Control are other notable features.
The beast is powered by a 1.5-litre version of the EA211 turbocharged four-cylinder engine design to deliver outstanding fuel economy. The engine is equipped with 8 speed automatic transmission in front wheel drive model nevertheless also available with all will drive version with 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
The three trim levels available are S , followed by SE and SEL and the pricing will be announced ahead of the launch in summer of 2021. “Taos is our fifth new addition to the Volkswagen SUV family in just four years, and we are thrilled to keep finding new ways to meet the need of American families”, said Scott Keogh, CEO, Volkswagen group of America.
In terms of dimension, Taos sits at the middle of the compact SUV category, passenger space is commodious with additional luggage space behind the second row seat and legroom to offer a comfortable ride.
Interior consists of modern design and premium execution. The cockpit is composed of green lines with the horizontal focus and dash record divide the Central touchscreen from climate controlled and flows seamlessly into the door inserts , adding visual interest ; one get two options from base cloth variant or the leather variant.
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