Volkswagen and the New Year – What to Expect for 2022

December 30th, 2021 by

VW 2022 Model Lineup


As we head into the new year, Volkswagen has plenty of updates for their lineup. Many of those include vehicle refreshes, technology upgrades, and enhanced safety features. The top-selling Volkswagen Jetta has received an additional trim as well as updated styling. Other core models, such as the Tiguan and Atlas, also have plenty to offer going into 2022.

2022 Volkswagen Jetta / Jetta GLI

  • New 1.5-liter EA211 TSI engine in Jetta models gives greater efficiency and power

  • Jetta is available across four trims with new Sport model featuring 17-inch wheels and XDS differential; GLI comes fully loaded

  • New exterior elements include re-styled front and rear, three new metallic finishes, and trim-specific aluminum-alloy wheels

  • Revised interior features standard Volkswagen Digital Cockpit and Car-Net telematics with WiFi capability

  • Front assist, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic now standard on Jetta; IQ. DRIVE driver assistance technology available on Jetta and standard on GLI


The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta starts at 20,195 / 2022 Jetta GLI starts at $30,995

2022 Volkswagen Atlas

  • Atlas now has six trims to choose from – SE, SE w/ Technology, SEL, SEL, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium Line

  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit is standard

  • Two engine options: four-cylinder TSI turbo o powerful VR6, both with eight-speed automatic transmission and available 4Motion all-wheel drive

  • Standard features include: 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, LED lighting, rain-sensing windshield wipers, Car-Net with WiFi capability, Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Traffic Alert

  • SE w/ Technology models add USB-C ports for the third row and a standard trailer hitch for models equipped with the VR6 engine, as well as an optional 20-inch black wheel package

  • Fun Fact: data for the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas showed that the SUV has never been so popular – we can only imagine the same will apply for the 2022 model

The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas starts at $33,475

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

  • Volkswagen’s best-seller improved with bolder design and advanced safety features

  • Revised exterior features a bold front end with standard LED headlights

  • New standard tech includes Digital Cockpit, KESSY keyless entry; available features include Climantronic Touch steering wheel with touch controls, 30-color ambient lighting, Dynamic Road Sign Display, and Park Assist

  • I.Q.DRIVE driver assistance technology available from base model and standard from second trim; Front Assist and Side Assist are standard on all models

  • The Tiguan SE models and above offer the most advanced audio entertainment platform – SiriusXM with 360L. SiriusXM’s next-generation platform combines satellite and streaming content delivery into a single, cohesive in-vehicle entertainment experience and provides more options than ever before


The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan starts at $25,995

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI

  • New Golf GTI powered by an updated version of the EA888 2.0-liter engine, producing 241hp and 273 pound-feet of torque, paired with either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG transmission

  • Reconfigured sport suspension and new vehicle dynamic settings, along with standard torque-sensing limited-slip differential, improve handling

  • All-new electronic architecture enhances the interior with standard 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit Pro, touch interfaces, and 30-color ambient lighting

  • Standard I.Q. DRIVE driver assistance package includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist, Travel Assist, and Emergency Assist

  • Fun Fact: the 2022 Golf GTI has already been named Forbes Wheels Sports Car of the Year and Car and Driver 10Best list


The 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI starts at $29,545

2022 Volkswagen Taos

  • All-new 2022 Taos debuts with a bold exterior design, advanced technology, and available 4Motion all-wheel drive

  • Mid-size SUV boasts a tech-forward package, including the latest standard and available driver assistance technologies offered by Volkswagen

  • 1.5-liter TSI engine with 158 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque pairs with either 8-speed automatic and front-wheel drive or 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic and available 4Motion all-wheel drive

  • Smart packaging includes high-end features like standard Volkswagen Digital Cockpit and Car-Net with WiFi capability, and available I.Q. DRIVE driver assistance suite and MIB3 with wireless App-Connect

  • Fun Fact: the 2022 Taos is the newest member of the Volkswagen SUV lineup

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos starts at $22,995

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