After a long wait, the new VW Taos was introduced. The average SUV emerges as one of the main launches of 2021 and wants to fight with the Jeep Compass, today the isolated leader of the segment. But it wasn’t just him who stood out this week – even the Toyota Corolla Cross appeared on record to try to stifle the debut.
Among other highlights, the test of the Caoa Chery Arrizo 6, a Chinese who wants space between Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, the restyling of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and a bust of the future Ford EcoSport still dressed in Ka Sedan.
Produced in Argentina, the new VW Taos is a high bet of the brand. The mid-size SUV will be officially launched in the second quarter of 2021 and will always feature the 1.4 turbo engine with 150 hp, with emphasis on technologies such as adaptive autopilot and intelligent fullLED headlights. Your target? Jeep Compass.
Fiat Strada’s leadership was short-lived. The Chevrolet Onix returned to first place in sales in the first half of October, but with the truck not far away. Highlight for the VW Gol, the third best-selling model on the market in the period.
It sounds strange, but it is common to see components of a new model being tested on “mules”, line cars. In Tatuí (SP), what appears to be a simple taller Ka Sedan hides the development of the next generation of the Ford EcoSport, especially the suspension and steering adjustment.
Controversial for its look, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross gained a restyling abroad. The front applies a style update, while the rear loses the rear window divided into two parts. Its arrival in Brazil should happen only in 2021 or 2022.
After registration in Argentina, now the Toyota Corolla Cross appears in Brazil. And that further reinforces the goal of launching the SUV even in the beginning of 2021 to align with the new VW Taos and the arrival of the restyled Jeep Compass and with 1.3 turbo engine.