Volkswagen has started the production of the new Taos crossover in Russia

Volkswagen has started the production of the new Taos crossover in Russia


RusAutoNewsCom.- Volkswagen has launched the serial production of the new Taos crossover at the GAZ plant in Nizhny Novgorod. According to the company press office, €63 million have been invested in the launch of the production of the model.

The technical features of the crossover have also been revealed. The engine range of the compact model includes an atmospheric unit with a capacity of 110 hp. The engine operates with a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The new Taos will be available exclusively as the front-wheel drive version with this engine.

The vehicle will also be offered with a 150 hp turbocharged engine to the Russian customers. The front-wheel drive crossover will be available with an 8-speed automatic gearbox as well. An all-wheel drive version with a 7-speed automatic transmission will be another option.

The automobile has been built on the MQB platform with a multi-link suspension. In terms of dimensions, the new model is between the Golf hatchback and the Tiguan. The crossover is equipped with angular wheel arches, LED optics, a wide radiator grille, an embossed hood and wheel rims with a diameter of 16 to 18 inches to choose from. Taos is installed with various security systems, a package of winter options, Climatronic dual-zone climate control, rain and light sensors, front and rear parking sensors, atmospheric lighting and a rear-view camera with a washer.

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