Volkswagen Taos enters as small crossover SUV
Except for saying that the Taos identify “was chosen to resonate with American prospects,” Volkswagen supplied no different particulars apart from its premiere on Oct. 13.
Taos is a small mountain city in New Mexico identified for its arts and tradition and outside leisure alternatives. Taos can be the language spoken by a Pueblo tribe of Native American Indians.
The identify resonates with Volkswagen’s world nomenclature for its crossover SUVs, which have a tendency to start out with a T. In North America, Taos will slot beneath the Tiguan compact crossover that competes with the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Ford Escape. The bigger Touareg was discontinued in 2018 to make manner for the Volkswagen Atlas three-row crossover SUV and its barely smaller sibling, the Atlas Cross Sport launched in 2021.
The Taos will probably be just like the T-Roc small crossover offered in Europe since mannequin yr 2018. It makes use of VW’s world MQB platform that kinds the premise for the Volkswagen Jetta sedan, in addition to the Tiguan and Audi Q3 crossover SUVs. Volkswagen’s smallest SUV is the T-Cross that launched for 2019 in Europe, South America, and China.
Volkswagen may also launch the ID.4 electrical small crossover in North America this yr.
Volkswagen is not saying if the Taos will likely be based mostly on the T-Roc or T-Cross or neither, however in a North American market overrun with small crossover SUVs starting from the Subaru Crosstrek to the Hyundai Venue and Chevy Trailblazer, Volkswagen’s entry will probably match to a tee.