Additional details about the new Volkswagen Taos crossover have become known. The representative of the SUV segment is focused primarily on the North American market.
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The German manufacturer has confirmed that the crossover will receive a 1.5-liter turbo engine capable of generating about 158 hp. at 250 Nm of torque. At the same time, the company is confident that such a power unit is more modern and economical than the version installed on the Jetta. As for the exterior, there are similarities with the Volkswagen Atlas and Seat Ateca. Taos in the brand's model range will be a step below the Tiguan, being the most compact representative of the SUV segment in the company.
In the US, the crossover can be purchased with both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The transmission is represented by an “automatic” eight-speed or seven-speed “robot” paired with a double clutch.