Volkswagen has lastly taken the wraps off the third-generation Touareg SUV. The German carmaker calls the brand new Touareg the “largest leap ahead” within the historical past of the SUV, as they try and push their flagship mannequin additional into premium territory.
The brand new-gen SUV, unveiled in Beijing, has been redesigned with new expertise, road-focused styling and a revamped inside that’s dominated by VW’s new Innovision Cockpit.
The brand new Touareg will include a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine producing 278hp and 599Nm of torque. A second 3.0-litre V6 diesel making 225hp and 500Nm of torque will observe in autumn, as will a 3.Zero V6 petrol with 330hp and 450Nm of torque.
In some worldwide markets like China, the Touareg vary can even embody a 357hp plug-in hybrid that can arrive in late 2019. That variant is prone to go on sale in Europe, though no date has been set. A 409hp/900Nm 4.Zero V8 diesel will probably be supplied in some markets, seemingly together with the UK, from late 2018.
All the engine choices are powered by an eight-speed automated gearbox, with a typical all-wheel drive that includes a middle differential lock, with 5 normal and 4 non-compulsory drive modes.
To help driving dynamic, the Touareg options electromechanical energetic roll compensation, which adjusts the anti-roll bars to clean the journey when cornering. It additionally has air suspension to spice up journey, and clever all-wheel steering to help to deal with.
The brand new Touareg is constructed on the identical VW Group MLB platform as the most recent Porsche Cayenne, the one exterior half the 2 now share is the entrance windscreen. It’s wider and longer than its predecessor, however, falls a bit quick in size.
The dashboard is constructed round VW’s new Innovision Cockpit, which merges a 15-inch infotainment touchscreen with a 12-inch digital instrument cluster. The customizable infotainment display additionally controls options resembling smartphone integration, air-con, and seat therapeutic massage capabilities, whereas analog controls stay for the quantity and different ceaselessly used switches. Normal tools contains LED lighting throughout, multi-colored inside LED lighting and a 1,270mm lengthy sliding panoramic roof. There isn’t any information on the brand new Touareg’s India launch as of now.