The Taos is small in stature, but big on value, with bold design, smart packaging, and high-end features

VW’s first-ever subcompact SUV looms large, literally and figuratively. The new Taos Volkswagen’s smallest SUV, slotting beneath the all-electric ID4 and the recently-refreshed Tiguan. If the Taos appears familiar, it is because VW styled the small SUV to look like a baby version of the mid-size Atlas. The squared-off fenders and squat stance are particularly Atlas-like, and the LED light bar that stretches across the width of the front grille is much like what appears on the new ID4.

The newest SUV for Volkswagen looks to arrive in Bismarck Motor Company around the Summer of 2021. To find updates on when the 2022 Volkswagen Taos will be available or if you have any questions, follow us on Facebook or Instagram in the coming months for more information.

 

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Think of the new 2022 Volkswagen Taos as a shrunken Tiguan with the face of an Atlas—the design of the subcompact Taos fits right in as part of the Volkswagen SUV family. Compared to the Tiguan, the Taos is 9.3 inches shorter in length. At least for now, S, SE, and SEL trims will be offered with available AWD.


 

Big for its class, the Taos is built on the Modular Transverse Architecture (MQB) platform. Its wheelbase of 105.9 inches is one of the largest in the segment, and the extra length helps with rear legroom At 175.8 inches long, the Taos is among the largest SUVs in its class. Inside, the Taos sports 28.1 cubic feet of space with the reach bench seat upright; fold down that second row, and you’ll find there is a generous 66.3 cubic feet of free space to play with.

In terms of the 2022 VW Taos’s core specs, it’s a bit smaller than today’s VW Tiguan, and it is powered by a new 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 158 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The 2022 Taos will be available in three trim levels: S, SE, and SEL. The engine is paired to either a conventional eight-speed automatic and front-wheel drive, or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system.

Trim Levels
Volkswagen will sell the Taos in S, SE, and SEL trims, and even the entry-level S will come with push button ignition, automatic LED headlights, and some driver assist features. When it comes to safety, VW’s available IQ Drive package ups the ante with frontal collision warning, active blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and other safety goodies.

Stepping up to the SE nets 18-inch wheels (as opposed to the standard 17-inch rollers) and a bump up to Volkswagen’s V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces. Taos SEL models can have wheels up to 19-inches in size and get options that are normally available on other trims (like IQ Drive) as standard. A panoramic sunroof is an option across the entire Taos range.

Inside The Taos
For the interior, the MIB3 infotainment system (from the mid-trim level) features an 8.0-inch touchscreen with voice control and wireless app connect, a three-month trial of SiriusXM satellite radio, and available navigation. Two-tone upholstery is standard in either the base cloth or optional leatherette, and premium 2022 VW Taos models can be had in the French Roast/black color combination. The VW Taos SE and SEL add a BeatsAudio eight-speaker premium sound system. Other options like cooled seats, a heated steering wheel, and 10-color LED ambient lighting will be available on higher-trimmed cars.

Check out the sleek design of the 2022 Volkswagen Taos

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