The Volkswagen Taos Basecamp Concept is equipped to tackle difficult terrain
The Volkswagen Concept Taos Basecamp looks ready to take on the outdoors, thanks to the trinkets that VW’s American arm threw into the compact SUV.
The Taos Basecamp concept was designed by Volkswagen design team in Oxnard, Calif., and gate Bold fender flares, all-terrain wheels and tires, and a new color scheme.
The contrasting silver rocker arm cover binds to the front and rear skid plates to complete the rugged appearance inspired by the previous Atlas Basecamp concept vehicle. The Atlas is the seven-seater SUV sibling of the Taos.
The modifications to the Taos Basecamp Concept were designed for those who want to think outside the box, VW said.
Upgrades include a high suspension from H&R Special Springs LP, custom Traverse MX wheels by fifteen52 wrapped in 225 / 65R17 Falken Wildpeak A / T Trail Tires, and a custom Thule Canyon XT Roof Basket with integrated off-road LED lighting from Baja Designs.
Its interior has been modified with a custom cargo divider supplied by Polytec Group. This will allow the driver to store accessories such as ropes and carabiners.
Its modifications continue, as VW said it also includes several styling packages from the future production car Taos Basecamp.
These upgrades include aggressive front and rear fender wideners with integrated splash guards, lower door skid plates, and a Basecamp badge designed to be displayed on the car’s front grille. The badge and other styling package components were manufactured and supplied by Air Design.
“Taos is a large compact SUV from the start, ”said Reto Brun, director of the Volkswagen Design Center California. “In line with the design strategy we established with the Atlas Basecamp Concept 2019, the Taos Basecamp Concept is reworked in Waimea Blue with gloss black trim elements and a matte black hood and roof.
Orange accents in the Basecamp badges, mirror caps and side decals have been incorporated to punctuate the Basecamp design identity, ”he explained.
“Many venture into the great outdoors and need vehicles with innovations to suit their active lifestyles,” observed Robert Gal, senior director of performance and accessories at Volkswagen of America.
Volkswagen plans to launch the Basecamp Concept in Helen, Georgia, United States in May. The concept will be the first Volkswagen to launch the latest Gentex HomeLink bluetooth-enabled frameless mirror with integrated compass.
All the styling kit that this Taos concept carries could serve as inspiration, if you are thinking of modifying a T-Cross. It can also hint at what outdoor equipment would look like in an ID.
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