Details for the all-new Volkswagen 2022 Taos, which will slot under the Tiguan in the automaker’s lineup of SUVs, have been revealed and includes a suite of the automaker’s latest safety and connectivity features.
The 2022 Taos will be powered by a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that currently makes 158 hp and 184 lb.-ft of torque, VW said. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission in the front-wheel-drive model, while models with 4Motion all-wheel drive get a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. There will be three trim levels: S, SE and SEL.
Dimensionally, the Taos is 175.8 inches long, with a wheelbase of 105.9 inches; and it is 72.5 inches wide and 64.4 inches tall. Passenger space is at 99.5 cubic feet, with 28.1 cu ft of luggage space behind the second-row seats and 66.3 cu ft with the second row folded down. In addition, it features 40.1 inches of legroom in the front and 37.9 in the rear.
Standard comfort and convenience features include automatic headlights and push-button start; KESSY keyless access is available, along with an 8-way power driver seat, dual-zone Climatronic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, and heated interior features.
The 2022 Taos also offers the latest Volkswagen connectivity and infotainment technology, the automaker said. The Volkswagen Digital Cockpit configurable instrument cluster comes standard, as does Volkswagen Car-Net with in-car WiFi capability when you subscribe to a data plan. The MIB3 infotainment system with wireless charging and wireless App-Connect for compatible devices is available from mid-level trims and is paired with an 8-inch touchscreen with voice control, SiriusXM satellite radio, and available navigation.
The IQ.DRIVE suite of driver assistance technology is available on every Taos model, featuring Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Braking (Front Assist), Active Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist), Adaptive Cruise Control with a Stop and Go feature, Travel Assist and Emergency Assist. High Beam Control (Light Assist), the Adaptive Front-lighting System, and Park Distance Control are also available.
The Taos will be produced in the North American Region at Volkswagen’s Puebla, Mexico factory. More details and pricing will be announced ahead of the launch in the summer of 2021.