The Volkswagen Taos is a new entrant in the segment of compact SUVs. It is the smallest SUV model in the current lineup of Volkswagen slotting somewhere below the Tiguan and imbibing many qualities of it. Stretched in three trim levels, i.e., the S, SE, and SEL, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos stacks up a huge bundle of technology features that not only make the drives safer, but also more comfortable and convenient at every step, explained the Volkswagen dealership San Bernardino.
The 2022 Volkswagen Taos model series has taken a lot of inspiration regarding the design from its siblings Atlas and Tiguan. It has retained the typical design language of Volkswagen. The interior cabins of the 2022 Volkswagen Taos look quite like the Volkswagen Jetta, where you see a dual-layered dashboard containing all the features you can expect from a crossover of its kind.
Features to Note
All the trim levels of the 2022 model year edition of the Volkswagen Taos series will be powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that can push out 158 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft of torque. The base model S comes with standard LED headlights and taillights, 17-inch wheels, pairs of automatic headlights, keyless entry, and manually adjustable seats.
The S trim of the 2022 Volkswagen Taos also comes equipped with an All-Weather Package that will enhance the cabin comfort with the help of heated front seats, washer nozzles and heated side mirrors.
The SE trim on the other hand with a front-wheel drive setting offer 18-inch wheels, a power front seat, an advanced infotainment system, a wireless charging pad. On the safety side, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos Blind Spot Monitor, Front Drive Assist and Rear Traffic Alert. The SEL trim which is the range-topping one enhances the ride quality through a dual-zone climate control, 19-inch wheels, ventilated front seats, a Beats audio system, and IQ Drive Assist.
The 2022 Volkswagen Taos as a new addition in the segment of compact crossovers can boast of an excellent powertrain that consists of a 1.5L turbocharged inline-4 engine, which is capable of producing 158 hp and 184 lb.-ft of torque, after pairing with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the automaker offers a quick-shifting 7-speed DCT unit for those who are in pursuit of better performance.
But irrespective of the drivetrain setup you choose, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos has achieved a level of performance, which is derived from the new 1.5-liter engine that comes with a special thermal coating applied on the cylinder walls to reduce the levels of friction. Its variable geometry turbocharging feature helps in reducing the flat spots in the revving range. All this add to the improvement of the performance level with a minimal impact to take effect on its fuel efficiency.
Where the 2022 Volkswagen Taos needs to progress is adding a hybrid powertrain and still better will be the inclusion of an all-electric version in its lineup structure, opined a senior executive of the San Bernardino Volkswagen dealership.