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VW just announced production start of the U.S. market Taos.

Production of Volkswagen Taos for U.S. market begins at Volkswagen de Mexico
Feb 10, 2021

  • After a successful manufacturing start for the Mexican market, the Company starts its production for foreign markets
Puebla, Mexico — Volkswagen de México began the production of its Taos model for exportation markets this week, with the United States being the first foreign destination for this new compact SUV.

The German carmaker has produced more than 4,300 units of Taos to date for the Mexican market. With the start of production for the U.S. market, Volkswagen meets a new manufacturing milestone for the compact SUV. The production of Taos is the result of an investment of more than 400 million dollars. The Taos is expected to arrive at U.S. dealers by the end of Q2 2021.

“With Taos, Volkswagen de México strengthens its position as a key player in the brand's global strategy for the SUV segment and will increase production capacity at the Puebla Plant, with products designed for the North American Region” said Steffen Reiche, CEO and President of Volkswagen de México.

“We are very proud of this new milestone, achieved through the excellent teamwork of all stakeholders. We reaffirm our commitment to continue delivering the best products, with the quality and efficiency that our customers expect” said Christopher Glover, Vice President of Production and Logistics at Volkswagen de México.

Following the start of production for the United States, Volkswagen de México will also begin production for the Canadian market in the coming weeks.

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Related to this thread: Back in November 12, 2020, Motorpasion wrote that the 1.5L EA211 TFSI engine for the US/Canada Taos has started production at the VW engine plant in Silao, Guanajuato. This is the same factory that manufactures the EA888 Gen 3 Engine and 1.4L EA211 TFSI engine for VW vehicles manufactured in Pueblo (Mex), Chattanooga (TN, USA), and the Audi plant in San Jose Chiapa, Puebla (Mex).

Source: Volkswagen anuncia el inicio de producción de un nuevo motor en México: el 1.5 TSI
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So is there any new scuttlebutt on when these should hit the dealers in the US? I'm guessing that it should be feasible to have them stockpiled in sufficient quantity to have a smooth rollout, with enough units of all trim levels, by June at the latest; whether VW decides to hold them back for some reason is another matter, I guess.
 

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So is there any new scuttlebutt on when these should hit the dealers in the US? I'm guessing that it should be feasible to have them stockpiled in sufficient quantity to have a smooth rollout, with enough units of all trim levels, by June at the latest; whether VW decides to hold them back for some reason is another matter, I guess.
They say the US and Canadian Taos will be in showrooms by Springtime. Not sure whether early of late Spring. But, there is also news of the chip shortage and VW is one of the affected car manufacturers. Not sure if this means a delay on the timely delivery of the US and Canadian Taos.

Chip shortage to hit production at some Volkswagen plants in February
 
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