Volkswagen Taos 1.
Volkswagen Taos used car specs, reliability, durability, reviews, problems, and fuel consumption.
Volkswagen Taos 1st generation in the CP body has been produced at a plant in China since 2018, but our version did not appear until 2021, and its assembly was set up in Nizhny Novgorod. In the domestic market sells a technically similar crossover Skoda Karok.
Volkswagen Taos modifications
This crossover debuted in 2018, but sales of our version began in 2021.
There are two gasoline engines to choose from, combined with manual, robot and automatic:
|1.4L DJKA 150 hp. 250 Nm and AQ300 8-actu|
|1.6 liter CWVA 110 hp. 155 Nm and MQ200 5-engine gearbox|
|1.6L CWVA 110hp. 155 Nm and AQ160 6-asset|
|1.4L DJKA 150hp. 250 Nm and DQ381 7-engine gearbox|
Russian manuals for VW Taos can be found here.
You can find a lot of useful information at VW-Clubs.ru
Review of Volkswagen Taos 2021 from MegaRetr
Specifications of Volkswagen Taos 1.6 liter and 5 mkts
|Engine power||110 hp.|
|Acceleration to 100 km/h||11.4 с|
|Max. speed||180 km/h|
|City Consumption||9.0 л|
|Consumption on the track||6.0 л|
|Mixed consumption||7.1 л|
|Gas tank volume||50 л|
|Curb weight||1285 kg|
|Gross weight||1830 kg|
|Cargo area||500 л|
|Overall length||4,417 mm|
|Front wheel track||1576 mm|
|Rear wheel span||1541 mm|
|Ground clearance||177 mm|
Advantages, disadvantages and problems of Volkswagen Taos
Paintwork here is weak, but the galvanized bodywork resists corrosion well
Owners only dislike the soft glass or quickly dimmed chrome coating
The interior pleases with verified ergonomics, trimming materials and noise insulation
There are not too many problems with electronics, and a radio recorder sometimes malfunctions.
The 1.4-liter turbo engine DJKA has appeared recently and it has not had any problems yet
The 1.6-liter CWVA is well known from Polo sedan.
Some owners are complaining about the loss of lubrication, but this is rather the exception than the rule.
Oil or coolant leaks are also common
The MQ200 six-speed manual transmission is only available with the 1.6-litre VW engine.
It works fine, but the durability of the bearings and synchronizers is limited.
The DQ381 robot is also new and currently has no serious problems
As before, the life of such boxes is highly dependent on the frequency of oil changes
Automatic transmissions AQ160 and AQ300 made by Aixin are considered very reliable.
With oil changes every 60,000 km they easily serve 250,000 km and even more
The all-wheel drive system has no problems, just keep an eye out for oil leaks.
The suspension in the car is stiff and the ground clearance is modest, but in terms of reliability so far all is not bad
At not very high mileage the owners often change only a stabilizer bar
No special claims to the braking system or steering
Price of Volkswagen Taos 1 (CP) in the secondary market
There are already several hundred offers at our secondary market with prices starting from 2 500 000 rubles and higher.
|Year of manufacture:||2021|
|Engine:||1.4 L / 150 hp / Gasoline|
|Condition:||Needs no repairs|
* Price for this car is given for reference
Review of Volkswagen Taos from the magazine Za Rulem
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Volkswagen Taos suspension: scheme, disadvantages and conclusions
Since technically the Volkswagen Taos is copied from the Czech Karok a little less than completely, its suspension will be almost identical to its relative under the Škoda brand. The only unclear moment is parameters of separate elements. It is possible, that spring stiffness, stabilizers, etc. are a little bit different, as according to responses of some owners Taos is perceived as little bit softer car.
But “softness” is a subjective parameter; firstly, a pair of fat passengers on back seat will make much softer almost any passenger car, and thirdly, the testers who have noticed the difference mark its insignificance.
Suspension of Taos is made according to the scheme typical for light crossovers and many cars:
- McPherson in the front;
- rear – twisting beam in front-wheel drive or multilever scheme in all-wheel drive.
This scheme is widespread due to its relative ease and manufacturability, though its driving characteristics are not the best.
Simplified, this suspension will look in the form of the letter L, where the vertical line is a rack that takes the weight of the car, and the horizontal line – the lower lever of suspension, not giving the lower end of the rack “slip” out from under the car and working with lateral loads.
In addition to the kinematic characteristics, the structural disadvantage of this scheme is the attachment of the upper support point of the strut to the wing. No matter how it is reinforced, a wing is not comparable with the strength of metal of a spar or subframe. For new cars, this problem is not critical, but with age, the appearance of cracks near the attachment point is almost inevitable.
In other words, the device of this type of suspension assumes operation on well-appointed roads, systematic “failures” on the potholes will lead to damage not only parts of the suspension, but also elements of the body, with the prospect of costly repairs to restore the geometry.
Another disadvantage is a significant change of camber angles at large suspension strokes, which significantly worsens the handling. Hence, by the way, and takes its roots famous VAG “run down” suspensions, it is not a whim of the designers, and the harsh necessity, otherwise it would be extremely difficult to provide an acceptable handling.
Outwardly, this type of semi-independent suspension looks simple: two longitudinal levers, connected approximately in the middle by a crossbar, from above it reminds the letter H. But only looks. It is precisely the WAG engineers in the 20th century figured out to pick up the material and shape of the crossbar in such a way that the kinematics of movement of the wheels relative to the car as much as possible correspond to the kinematics of the independent suspension.
At first it was a T-shaped, then a U-shaped profile, working on torsion, and by selecting the places of attachment of the transverse beam on the longitudinal arms specific operating modes are set under the weight falling on the rear axle, in each car model.
In practice, this means that in most driving modes, the average driver will not feel the difference in the behavior of the car with this and much more expensive and complex multilever suspension.
The advantages of such a scheme can include:
- high performance;
- simplicity of design;
- Relative ease of maintenance and repair.
A significant disadvantage is the limited applicability of such a semi-independent suspension – only the non-driven rear axles. Therefore, in the case of all-wheel drive Taos, it will have an independent multilever rear suspension.
The main advantage of this scheme is the ability to program the kinematics of wheel movements relative to the body, providing the desired behavior of the car in different driving conditions. The scheme is still the best possible, but the downside is the complexity, cost and laboriousness of repair, due to the mass of articulated joints, eventually requiring replacement silent-blocks and other wear elements.
The suspension is combined, with a longitudinal and a pair of transverse arms, each of which absorbs a different type of force, otherwise the life of the elastokinematic elements would be significantly reduced.
In all types of suspension on the Taos, springs are used as elastic elements, and telescopic shock absorbers are used to dampen vibrations. In the front, and with the independent suspension and the rear are installed stabilizers transverse stability, working as torsions to prevent excessive body rolls in the corners.
Summary and conclusions
Structurally, the suspension of the Taos is identical to most modern crossovers, and with the Karok it is related to the same nodes and parts. There can be a difference in characteristics of springs and shock absorbers, but it will not become clear soon.
It is not necessary to speak about a resource and operational reliability of suspension on Taos, too insignificant life time of the model. But even on Karok for these years any system problems with a suspension are not revealed, that allows hoping for quiet life, at least in this respect, to owners of Taos.