Volkswagen introduced the second version of the Taos crossover

Volkswagen introduced the second version of the Taos crossover

October 16, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The German automaker today released official images of its new Volkswagen Taos crossover for the Latin American market. When comparing the two versions, some differences can be found, including a modified front bumper diffuser, a slightly re-shaped bumper and, most importantly, an LED strip that runs across the entire width of the grille.

However, the interior of the compact crossover is identical for the US model and the Brazilian car. So, in the cabin there is an 8.0-inch full digital dashboard screen and several trim options. The seats look comfortable and nice, and the passengers in the back row have plenty of legroom.

But the motor range for these cars is different. While the model available in the US gets Volkswagen’s new 1.5-liter TSI engine (already available in several Volkswagen Group models in Europe), the Brazilian version of the Taos is forced to settle for the older 1.4 TSI. It generates 150 hp. power, while the US model is more powerful – 158 hp. In Brazil, the new Taos comes with either an 8-speed automatic transmission (for the front-wheel drive model) or a 7-speed DSG robotic dual-clutch transmission (for the AWD model).

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The crossover will be assembled in Puebla, Mexico for the North American market, while deliveries to South America will come from Volkswagen’s Argentina plant. Sales in both regions are expected to begin next year, with the first units shipping to the United States.