By Nick Yekikian – MotorTrend
The Volkswagen Group is the largest automaker in the world, and yet it only commands a measly three percent of the U.S. car market. Why so small a piece of such a decent-sized pie? Well, for a long time VW simply didn’t make the sort of vehicles American consumers wanted to buy. The Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport (not to mention the enlarged Tiguan) were the first steps in filling out a lineup previously rife with pricey hatchbacks and Euro-wonderful sedans (such as the old Passat) with the SUVs that Americans are so hungry for. The new 2022 Volkswagen Taos continues the brand’s SUV offensive and is its first sub-compact SUV.