2025 Volkswagen Taos

Volkswagen’s Taos compact SUV is slated for a mid-cycle refresh for the 2025 model year. Spy shots of camouflaged prototypes suggest that the majority of the updates will be focused on the front and rear ends of the vehicle, while the side profile appears to remain largely unchanged.

The most notable change at the front seems to be the introduction of a singular, full-width light strip that spans the width of the grille and bisects the headlights. This design element is reminiscent of recent Volkswagen concepts and production models, such as the ID.4 electric SUV. The revised headlights are expected to feature updated internal graphics and possibly new LED lighting signatures.

At the rear, the 2025 Taos may also receive a strip of light that runs across the width of the tailgate, echoing the design of the front light strip. The taillights are likely to be updated with new graphics and lighting elements as well. The rear bumper may also see some minor revisions to keep the design fresh.

As for the interior and powertrain, details are scarce at the moment. However, it’s possible that Volkswagen will update the infotainment system and offer new trim and upholstery options. The Taos’ current powertrain options, which include a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an available all-wheel-drive system, are expected to carry over without significant changes.

The updated 2025 Volkswagen Taos is set to be unveiled in the second half of 2024, with sales likely to begin before the end of the year. As the compact SUV segment remains highly competitive, these mid-cycle updates should help the Taos maintain its appeal among buyers looking for a stylish and well-equipped vehicle in this class.