Video: Check Out the Bremach Taos – a $26K Russian SUV That Is Coming to the USA!

Will this new 4x4 off-roader catch on?

Images: Bremach USA

The Bremach Taos SUV is an old-school truck that’s based on a Russian UAZ

Based on the Russian-built UAZ Patriot, the Bremach Taos SUV is equipped with solid axles, a truck frame, and a classic outline, reminiscent of the departed Isuzu Trooper. Built to hold five passengers, the Bremach Taos is about the same size as a Toyota RAV4 (the Taos is about three-inches longer), but it’s a lot taller. That has to do with the fact that there’s a beefy frame underneath, which allows for a pickup truck variant – called the Brio.

Power comes from a gas 2.7-liter, four-cylinder engine that makes 150 horsepower. Many numbers, (like torque) are not available on the Bremach USA website. We know the UAZ Patriot makes about 160 lbs-feet, but that’s based on a less powerful engine. The Taos comes with a GM-sourced 6L50 six-speed automatic transmission. A manual transmission is supposed to follow. It appears that the Bremach Taos comes standard with four-wheel drive and a host of modern features.

Standard features:

  • 7” touchscreen In-dash multimedia and navigation
  • Front and rear heated leather seats
  • 18” Sahara alloy wheels
  • Multifunctional heated leather steering wheel
  • MP3/USB Audio with 4 speakers
  • Heated front windshield and side mirrors
  • Air-conditioned / cooled glove box
  • 6-Speed Automatic transmission
  • LTE / Wi-Fi (modem)
UAZ and Bremach used a LOT of GM parts. Especially interior parts. (Images: Bremach USA)
  • USB / SD and Bluetooth
  • Remote ignition
  • Rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Anti-lock braking systems (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Driver and passenger advanced airbags
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), a computerized technology improving vehicle stability by detecting and reducing the loss of traction (skidding), one of the many TAOS components made by Bosch
  • LED daytime running lights, and front fog lights
  • Cornering Brake Control (CBC), introduced by BMW and Mercedes-Benz as a further development and expansion of the anti-lock braking system, designed to distribute braking force during braking while cornering
  • Hydraulic Brake Assist System (HBA)

One major (optional) bonus: an Eaton electronic locking differential. The Taos has 8.26-inches of ground clearance and a wading depth of 19.68 inches. It also has a 35-degree approach and 30-degree departure angle. Better than most crossovers, but it falls a bit short of the Jeep Wrangler.

This handsome SUV is at home handling most anything – from day-to-day family errands to executive functions, to extreme 4×4 off-roading. Whether accustomed to the security and utility of an SUV such as the Lexus LX or wanting the advanced gearing and 4×4 ability of a Land Rover for weekend fun, consider the value offered in a standard 2022 Bremach TAOS.”

Bremach USA

One item that’s impressive is Bremach USA’s warranty which is a 5-year, 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper with a 10-year, 120,000-mile powertrain warranty.

The MSRP starts at $26,405.00. Check out this video to learn more!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.