Taos and Tiguan are exactly on the same segment. They have the same WB and are very similar in every other dimension. The T-Roc is the one on a different segment.
I don´t believe that costs were the prime reason that drove the decision to produce the Taos instead of the SWB Tiguan. They ride on the same platform, have the same dimensions and the current Tiguan isn't exactly premium in terms of fit and finish. Cost cuttings that were made in the Taos, like torsion beam on FWD versions, could also be applied on the Tiguan. The SWB Tiguan would even benefit from savings from sharing most parts with the LWB version.
I think that VW choose the Taos because they wanted to have 2 separeted CUV familys, so the positioning of each one would be clearer in the market. Other brands are doing the same (Compass/Cherokee, Eclipse Cross/Outlander, Corolla Cross/Rav4, Bronco/Escape...).
VW has so many SUVs that all look the same and have ridiculous names.
exactly the car nobody asked for .. meanwhile RSQ3, Tiguan R, and a few others that I can think of we'd love to have here ... who the hell wants 1.4L slowboxes when that market is already saturated by the likes of Nissan, Honda, Toyota ... dafuq VW .. stand the F out .. not just on CEL.
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I'm generally a fan of both brands, but if my wife who prefers SUVs needed a new car we're not cross shopping an Atlas with a Q7 or a Tiguan with a Q3. I'd skip VW entirely in these segments (right now).
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This could look better if you throw some bigger offroad type tires on itt, add a brush guard and maybe some lights on top?
It's for people that complained the old Tiguan is too small and the new Tiguan is too big
So VW said f it, we'll just give them something like a SWB Tiguan with different styling and a new name
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VW has nailed the styling of the Jeep Grand Cherokee from the early 2000s in this, the Touraeg and the Atlas.
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They all literally look the same and have ridiculous names that for some reason start with T including the asian variant of the Atlas (Teramont).
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Live pics of an argentinian-spec Taos:
Whoaaaaa it's so rugged styled, can't wait to build one up for overlanding.
I think they have a hit here as it will definitely bring some fresh blood into the VW Group fold.