Volkswagen has finally unveiled its offering in the Creta range. This is a car based on the MQB platform and here this might be the reason we could expect this in India. The Volkswagen Taos which sits below the Tiguan and rivals with the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta.
The MQB platform is for the international market. Volkswagen Creta rival. Volkswagen does not call it a replacement car. It might sit below the Volkswagen golf in the international market in terms of price. On the other hand, this car will be slightly larger than the golf and will bridge the gap between the Golf and Tiguan.
The car is based on the MQB platform and the company could make it on the MQB-IN platform too. There is no news of this from the manufacturer but for the Indian customers, car could replicate the driving dynamics seen on the Golf.
We should also understand that the Golf will be overpriced for India and the market won’t be ready to pay so much money just for quality. The Volkswagen Creta rival might add the value of space for the size to this deal and make it an apt offering in India.
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MQB architecture allows for a roomier cabin and boot space. Also, the length restrictions will be manageable because of the flexibility of the platform.
The Volkswagen Taos might get a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine. It is expected to make 158 bhp of power which will then be delivered using 4Motion AWD system. A DCT transmission is expected but a front-wheel-drive option with 8 speed automatic might also be seen. The car will share a lot in terms of design with the Tiguan and T-Roc.
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The VW Taos has wraparound LED lights. The body is tall and it has a stance to it. There is chrome on the exhaust pipes and the on the boot. The interior of the car sports an 8-inch touchscreen with MIB3 software.
The driver instrument cluster is digital and it offers a slew of information. Safety is offered as an addon which included Auto emergency braking. There is no lack of premium-ness and the seats also get upholstery that’s at par.
The car gets chunky pillars and to create a sloping feel the D-pillar also is raked towards the rear. If this is ever considered for India the company will have to do away with the high tech features like the forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams. This will be good for both price and competition.