Exterior, interior and equipment of the VW Touareg 2018
The new high-end VW Touareg SUV will be based on the Volkswagen MLB Evo platform. This is the same platform on which the new generation Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga were built. It will use Volkswagen’s MLB longitudinal engine architecture, which is also shared by Audi’s large sedans and SUVs. However, unlike the Audi, the Touareg is expected to be a bit shorter. The Evo platform will allow the vehicle to be more fuel efficient and lighter to help save on engineering costs, car weight, car complexity and provide the possibility of additional luggage space.
New body panels, such as revised slim bi-xenon headlamps with C-shaped LED daytime running lights, will give the Touareg a modernized look. A full-width trapezoidal grille and enhanced lumbar treatment will enhance the stylish appeal. The LED taillights will be made thinner to help reduce the effects of reflective light when driving in rainy or foggy conditions.
The slightly shorter wheelbase, makeshift exhaust systems, and poorly tuned body panel will be some of the main features of the VW. It will feature a cluster of digital gauges that will be positioned behind the wheel, an improved infotainment system and driver assistance functions.
The Touareg’s body is expected to be made of aluminum and lighter materials. This will be to improve efficiency and better control of the car. The exterior appearance of the car is expected to be redesigned where the front of the car will undergo various improvements, including the addition of the VW signature logo.
The interior will feature brown and black wood trim to make it more relaxing. The cabin will be filled with various switches to control the vehicle’s characteristics. An 11-inch touchscreen will also be present to alert the driver of any abnormalities in the car. Temperatures will be adequately regulated by the zonal climate control system. The door panels will be replaced and the dashboard and instrument cluster will be modernized with state-of-the-art technology.
Engine options and performance
Volkswagen is expected to have four-cylinder engines, with V6 and V8 engines also available. Rumors suggest that the car will have a hybrid version with a 10-speed dual-clutch transmission, similar to the one used in the T-Prime GTE Concept, which will produce 205 horsepower. The car’s engine will be around 185 foot-pounds. The car’s fuel efficiency is expected to be higher to reduce fuel usage.
2018 VW Touareg – Launch Date and Expected Price
The 2018 VW Touareg is expected to arrive in 2017 and hit the market at US dealerships in early 2018. With a complete makeover on both the interior and exterior, a refreshed engine on the table with engines upgraded gasoline and diesel, and an MLB Platform to allow for better interior packaging. The car is expected to have a starting price of no less than $ 40,000.
In addition to this well-known SUV, we expect some changes to the smaller VW Tiguan, which will be introduced in the US later this year.