Everything is ready, the new tenant of the Volkswagen plant in Puebla arrived, the new Volkswagen Taos.
The global launch of this new model from the German firm was carried out digitally from the Volkswagen plant in Puebla, where it is produced for the entire North American region.
During the presentation, it was announced that Mexico will have the privilege of being the first global market to commercialize the New Taos.
New Taos is the fourth model produced at the Puebla plant that has the MQB Transversal Modular Platform and, with its introduction, Volkswagen has strongly nurtured its catalog of SUVs to five models by the end of this year: T-Cross, as a model entry, followed by Taos, Tiguan, Teramont and shortly Cross Sport, respectively.
“SUVs revolutionized Volkswagen’s product portfolio in Mexico, and currently the objective is to position ourselves as the leading brand in this category. Nuevo Taos is presented in the Mexican market at a key moment where innovation, technology and safety complement the progressive thinking of the Volkswagen Brand reflected in each of its models ”, commented Edgar Estada, Director of the Volkswagen Brand in Mexico.
New Taos comes to cover the entry part of the A SUV segment, where the Tiguan has been very successfully established, thus achieving the strengthening of Volkswagen, with an innovative, fresh and youthful design, with a touch of sophistication and special emphasis on safety.
A production line dedicated to the Nuevo Taos has been prepared at the Puebla plant. It is the most modern area of the factory, with which Volkswagen is expected to significantly increase its sales and production volume by 2021.
The German firm had already advanced some details of the new model that is now fully displayed, boasting a new central grille with an illuminated lip in LED technology, main headlights in LED technology, a robust body, with elegant but youthful and modern lines. Nuevo Taos features newly designed 17 ”and 18” wheels and 6 different exterior colors, including very vivid and striking colors that perfectly express the spirit of Nuevo Taos.
The interior design of the New Taos is forward-thinking with premium trim and finishes. The cabin is shaped by clean lines with a horizontal approach. It features mood lighting on the front doors and dash with 10 selectable colors so the driver can express their individuality and a multifunctional, leatherette-wrapped steering wheel. The bi-tone seats add a trendy touch, the panoramic roof brings roominess and freshness to the cabin and the 2-zone Climatronic air conditioning helps keep all passengers comfortable.
Nuevo Taos offers the latest in connectivity and infotainment technology. Wireless App Connect that allows the customer to bring applications from their smartphone to the touch screen of the infotainment system without the need for cables, wireless cell phone charger, high resolution Digital Cockpit that offers a high level of personalization and interaction with available vehicle information , new 10 ”touchscreen radio with color screen, Bluetooth, 3 USB type C and six speakers.
In addition to having witnesses such as tire pressure loss and systems such as ESC, ABS, ASR and 6 airbags, the New Taos is equipped with very sophisticated driving assistants from its entry version. The Collision Warning Assist (Front Assist) and Emergency Braking System is a system designed to alert the driver when a potential impact is detected and even has the ability to apply the brakes. Additionally, it has Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) that automatically modifies the speed of the New Taos to match the pace of traffic, additionally it is equipped with a rear view camera and a blind spot detection system.
Speaking of the engine, the new Taos is a powerful vehicle with excellent performance. Its engine is 1.4L TSI 150 HP with 6-speed automatic transmission. It is a highly efficient engine that will undoubtedly provide an excellent driving experience. Its driving is fun and offers great performance so that those who drive it live and share great adventures on board.
It is important to mention that the Nuevo Taos will be available in pre-booking from November 3 of this year. On that date, the prices of the different versions will be announced and the first units are expected to be delivered before the end of 2020; While in the Volkswagen dealership network, the New Taos will be available in early 2021.