Volkswagen showed a new crossover TaosOctober 2, 2020
The German automaker will be adding another new crossover to its range very soon. We are talking about the Volkswagen Taos, which can now be viewed from all sides.
The all-new Volkswagen is an SUV currently sold in China as Tharu and will enter the US market under a different name. The newcomer is not yet intended for the European market. The American version of the Taos will be powered by the well-known 1.5 TSI engine, a heavily upgraded version of the 1.4-liter Volkswagen Jetta turbo, which can use ethanol in addition to gasoline.
Volkswagen is showing three photographs of the Taos covered with the well-known “psychedelic print” that the German automaker often uses for its newcomers before the actual presentation. The photos clearly show that the Taos is not identical to the Tharu, as the car has a new grille, different headlights that have a more modern light shade and a luminous LED strip in the grille that visually connects the optics.
The rear end of the Volkswagen Taos is also slightly different from its Chinese counterpart. For example, the taillights have a completely new layout, and the more rounded rear bumper looks less conservative than the Chinese crossover.
Like the Volkswagen Tharu, the Taos is based on a version of the MQB modular platform that auto giant Volkswagen Group is applying to crossovers such as the Seat Ateca and Skoda Karoq, among others. The Tharu wheelbase is 2.68 meters, like the Chinese version of the Skoda Karoq (the European version has 2.64 meters).
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