Volkswagen shoppers, buyers, and lovers no longer have to wonder about what’s in store tech-wise for 2022 vehicles.  Because the carmaker is providing a behind curtain peek at the tech planned for all of its 2022 model year vehicles.

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In a nutshell, almost all 2022 models will have the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit along with IQ.DRIVE driver assistance technology.  IQ.DRIVE offers a semi-autonomous mode, with multiple safety features like lane-keeping assistance, blind-spot monitoring, collision warning, adaptive cruise control, and emergency assistance.

While some 2021 models have IQ.DRIVE. But it’ll be a standard feature for 2022.  Here are the specific Volkswagen technology updates for each 2022 model.

Volkswagen Technology - ID.4 smart features - infotainment touchscreen showing our car and other cars on the road

Multi-function and view navigation

Volkswagen Technology 2022: Updates to SUV Models

Taos & Tiguan

These two SUVs come with the latest and greatest in VW tech.  First, the Taos has multiple driver assistance technologies for parking, lane-keeping, emergency braking, and semi-autonomous driving.

It comes with the VW Digital Cockpit, CarNet Telematics system, and in-car WiFi capabilities with a subscription plan. Some trims come with an upgraded infotainment center that features wireless charging and a SiriusXM package.  Under the hood, the Taos uses a new technology called variable geometry turbocharging.

2022 VW Taos Rear badge and plate and Taos logo

2022 VW Taos Tech

Consequently, the SUV gets great gas mileage.  The 4Motion system is available as an option in all Taos models.

The Tiguan, another crowd favorite, will be available in four trims.  It shares many safety, performance, and technology features with the Taos, including the VW Digital Cockpit, CarNet, wireless charging capabilities, and IQ.DRIVE as an option for the higher-end trims.  Finally, the Tiguan uses a new Climatronic touch screen interface on its digital display.

Atlas & Atlas Cross Sport

The Atlas, one of VW’s most popular models, is available in six trims for 2022.  The Volkswagen technology team included an 8-inch digital cockpit in the SE model. Next, they created the SE w/Technology trim. It’s the SE model but with extra features, like USB-C charging ports for third-row seats and a standard trailer hitch.

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Digital Cockpit: 2021 VW Atlas

4Motion will be standard on the SEL trim in 2022. Additionally, VW is also rolling out the SEL R-Line Black, a special edition Atlas with graphite accents.

Similar to the Atlas, the Atlas Cross Sport will be available in six trims.  The SE models come with an 8-inch digital cockpit, and some SE w/Technology vehicles will come standard with a trailer hitch. Next, SEL models have standard 4Motion all-wheel drive and 20-inch wheels.

Finally, VW will be releasing an SEL R-Line Black trim with special styling.

Volkswagen Technology 2022: Updates to Sedan & Hatchback Models


The 2022 Arteon comes in three trims. Each type is fitted with a 2.0-liter TSI engine that puts off 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, which is a boost from prior models.  Further, the car has seven-speed DSG automatic transmission with Tiptronic technology, a VW feature that lets drivers switch between manual and automatic mode.

Additionally, the car comes with 4Motion all-wheel-drive technology in the SEL R-Line trim and wireless charging capabilities.

Golf GTI & Golf R

Next, the 2022 GTI has a totally new look. VW built the car on an all-new Volkswagen technology platform.  There’s the 10.25-inch digital cockpit interface, 30-color ambient lighting throughout the vehicle, and a heads-up display. Further, IQ.DRIVE is a standard feature, along with semi-automated driving capabilities.  Drivers can pick from a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG transmission.

2021 VW Golf GTI cornflower blue driver front

’21 VW GTI

The Golf R has many of the same tech features as the GTI, but it packs an extra punch with 315 horsepower and 280-295 lb-ft of torque depending on the trim.  Additionally, the car has improved vehicle dynamics options for highly accurate handling. There’s also the Drift and Special driving modes, which are unique to the Golf R.


VW’s distinctive sedan will come in three trims in 2022. The all-new Limited Edition version will be the most unique car in the lineup.

So, VW is making 1,973 of these vehicles to celebrate the Passat’s special history. The Volkswagen technology upgrades in this Passat trim include the Discover Media infotainment system with navigation, a Fender audio package, and parking assistance. Each Limited Edition Passat will feature a number indicating when it was made, such as “1 of 1,973”.

VW has yet to reveal details about the ID.4, Jetta, and Jetta GLI. However, there’s plenty to look forward to with what they’ve shared so far.

Ontario Volkswagen – Southern California’s VW Headquarters

And whether you’re shopping, buying, servicing, or just wanting to talk VW – our go-to is Ontario Volkswagen.  Conveniently located in the Los Angeles suburb of Ontario, California, the dealership is packed with VW experts.  Moreover, they’re passionate drivers of the brand that they sell and service.


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