Recently in Beijing, Volkswagen unveiled its the third generation Touareg which is flagship SUV of the company. Volkswagen might not launch new Touareg in the USA soon because US got VW Atlas, but China is the important market for the company with some other markets.
Latest third gen VW Touareg is larger, more powerful and more technologically equipped than the last generation. It is a sibling of Audi’s flagship SUV Q7, which is looking similar in first look but because of the aluminum structure, it downs the weight of 106 kilograms (234 pounds). Touareg is made on MLB platform which is sharing with Audi Q7, Bentley Bentayga, and Porsche Cayenne.
New Touareg definitely got lots of changes in the exterior but its utter changes are in the interior. Volkswagen redesigned the cabin and infotainment systems. Latest Generation Touareg has two digital screens- 12-inch instrument cluster screen and a huge 15-inch touchscreen in infotainment system. It has all-wheel drive steering and has night vision system to recognize human or animals in the dark of night. There are other loads of tech stuff with an additional price. It includes four-zone air conditioning, ventilated front seats, four-corner air suspension with electric dumping control, 730-watt 14 speaker sound system and many more.
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New Touareg is wider, longer and lower than the second generation but ore space added for people and things, you can use up to 810-litre of luggage room.
There is an engine of 282 bhp, 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel with 8-speed gearbox and car will have all-wheel drive suspension. Later, two engine will be added in autumn; which will have 228 bhp with the 3.0-litre turbodiesel and 336 bhp power with a 3.0-litre turbo petrol engine. Maybe at the end of the year, Volkswagen adds 4.0-litre V8 turbodiesel which will produce 417 bhp. In the begin, China will receive 362bhp plug-in version, and it will be exclusive to China.
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Volkswagen’s Toureg is now posh and flagship SUV, but VW is making more SUV and crossover and even convertible SUV and all will be in the showrooms before 2020. What do you think about this new generation Touareg will be hit like its other siblings from Audi and Porsche?