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Does the release of the order guide means the cars are now orderable for US dealers?
I am not a dealer, but my guess is YES for dealer inventory but NO for customer custom order based on the guide, because all of the port options are not order able. So dealers will ask for 1 of 6 models in color preferences but VW will choose port options at first.

I would like to know about non-port accessories myself, like rear sunscreens. Those are a must in the Southwest for kids in the back, so you'd think that a car named after Taos would have them available. Hope they are the magnetic ones like my Tiguan rather than the more complicated versions on my Alltrack.
 

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Here it is. Finally.


Doesn’t show wheels yet nor many exterior/interior pics. Another new medium dark blue for VW, Dusk Blue, not to be confused with Blue Dusk, nor Night Blue, nor Midnight Blue.
Thanks for sharing the order guide! I shared it in another thread that someone started a while back asking about an Order Guide. It is under the Pricing section of this forum.
 

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Thanks for sharing the order guide! I shared it in another thread that someone started a while back asking about an Order Guide. It is under the Pricing section of this forum.
Cars must be inbound to dealers in the US, or at least vehicles have been allocated; I noticed Cars.com now shows 4 Taos listings for the first time, all headed for York VW in PA.
 

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Cars must be inbound to dealers in the US, or at least vehicles have been allocated; I noticed Cars.com now shows 4 Taos listings for the first time, all headed for York VW in PA.
The first cars were dropped at Jacksonville and the mid-Atlantic ports weeks ago before official EPA figures and final specs. But they need to clear customs and accumulate enough inventory for dealers to sell them in volume.
There is also video from a Canadian port showing the car as well, and they won’t go on sale there until 2 weeks after USA.
 

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Thanks for sharing the order guide! I shared it in another thread that someone started a while back asking about an Order Guide. It is under the Pricing section of this forum.
I have the week 17 guide now but see no difference from week 16.
 

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The first cars were dropped at Jacksonville and the mid-Atlantic ports weeks ago before official EPA figures and final specs. But they need to clear customs and accumulate enough inventory for dealers to sell them in volume.
There is also video from a Canadian port showing the car as well, and they won’t go on sale there until 2 weeks after USA.
Yes, but before there were no cars here, or showing online, so this is a step closer. There are about 200 showing today. They also have specific prices, so presumably the port-installed/added accessories have been allocated, and Monroneys printed. June is what's been reported, so they may only be a couple of weeks away from actually showing up on lots.
 

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Yes, but before there were no cars here, or showing online, so this is a step closer. There are about 200 showing today. They also have specific prices, so presumably the port-installed/added accessories have been allocated, and Monroneys printed. June is what's been reported, so they may only be a couple of weeks away from actually showing up on lots.
And this looks like a big launch with lots of inventory on day 1. Seems like they are missing an opportunity by not launching Memorial day, but VW is pushing the iD.4 instead. With no posted national or regional lease and APR programs they can’t sell Taos until June 1. My local California dealer started training on the Taos (sales and service) this past weekend, so they obviously have 1 or 2 right now.

This is a big marketing miss by VW, because the plan was iD.4 in February and Taos in May, but the iD.4 was severely delayed (software?). And while the iD.4 may be the “future” the Taos is what VW needs now…
 

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And this looks like a big launch with lots of inventory on day 1. Seems like they are missing an opportunity by not launching Memorial day, but VW is pushing the iD.4 instead. With no posted national or regional lease and APR programs they can’t sell Taos until June 1. My local California dealer started training on the Taos (sales and service) this past weekend, so they obviously have 1 or 2 right now.

This is a big marketing miss by VW, because the plan was iD.4 in February and Taos in May, but the iD.4 was severely delayed (software?). And while the iD.4 may be the “future” the Taos is what VW needs now…
Well, according to this they are already offering an APR deal and some cash back to launch with...
2022 Volkswagen Taos Already Getting A Discount And APR Deal
 

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Well, according to this they are already offering an APR deal and some cash back to launch with...
2022 Volkswagen Taos Already Getting A Discount And APR Deal
Those will be for June though. They aren’t valid in May.
VW needs to make the cars competitive despite dealers looking to jack up the price. So they need to provide incentives and volume to thwart the scarcity play that drives up initial prices and turns off potential buyers for good.
Edit: in that article I also think the residual is set low in their lease equation. When the Atlas launched in the spring average residual was 63% and usual new model year residuals in the late fall are near 60%, so I would expect at least 60% for the Taos.
 

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For people worrying the Taos is too close in price to the Tiguan, the 2022 face lifted Tiguan will have its price jacked up based on trim level feature adjustment and inflation. The 2022 SE, for example, will cost more than the 2021 by a decent margin, but will also have some standard features that were options before.
 
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