After it introduced the new seven-seat Atlas at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show and then presented the redesigned Tiguan at the 2017 Detroit Show, VW is now working on the third-generation Touareg. Porotype of the redesigned Touareg was noticed while testing with camouflaged front end and tail. The model appears to be in the late phase of testing and VW might bring the new Touareg to the Shanghai Auto Show this April. The new iteration of this model will go on sale as the 2018 VW Touareg and move against the redesigned BMW X5, Mercedes GLE and Jeep Fantastic Cherokee.
NEW FOR 2018:
The next Touareg can come as the completely revamped model but VW still hides all specifics related to model. Nevertheless, predicated on some studies and spy photos, we know that the new Touareg can come on the new platform and somewhat lighter. The model can also feature refreshed look and interior and will benefit from the updated technology and security features. The upgraded engine lineup can power the new model and accessible is likely to be both the gasoline and diesel units.
2018 VW TOUAREG: PLATFORM, DESIGN
The fully renovated 2018 VW Touareg can experience on VW’s MLB Evo platform which has already been exploited by the newest Audi Q5 and Q7 and the Bentley Bentayga. This platform will also underpin the next Porsche Cayenne and Lamborghini SUV. It will take improvements on several fronts for the new Touareg including decreased fat, better performance, replaced electrification and driver-assist tech. Thanks to the new platform, the new-gen Touareg should lose about 440 pounds. Some studies also recommend that the new edition may also develop in length from the current 4.8 m to nearly 5 meters while might also be somewhat wider.
From the visual perception, the Touareg should look more dynamic and wider. It should feature crisper lines and modernized front and rear end. The front fascia can adopt greater grille and new slim headlights. At the start, model will also have the C-shaped DRLs and sportier bumper.
The tail can exhibit the new taillights and more attractive tailgate. The profile may also get more pronounced beltline working over the door grips and attractive fenders.
INTERIOR, TECH FEATURES:
Inside, the new Touareg will feature more upmarket design. Enhanced components and more interior space can improve the comfort of passengers. The dash is likely to be reworked adding the new center collection and electronic tool panel.
On the technology front, the new SUV can get the latest infotainment system with the massive center monitor and Motion Control Technology. A dynamic data present should also be available. The safety aspect may also improve with the surround see process, some new active security techniques and the model could even get the semi-autonomous tech.
2018 VW TOUAREG: POWERTRAINS
There is no doubt, that depending on the market the new 2018 VW Touareg is likely to be accessible with the range of petrol and diesel engine options. The 3.0-liter V-6 engines will be available in equally petrol and diesel configurations. In the US, the model can again come equipped with the V-6. But it is also possible that VW would introduce the new inline-4 engine as the base variant.
On the other give, in the later period of the model year, the Touareg should also provide plug-in cross powertrains. Relating with a sources, VW will combine a 3.0-liter V-6 TDI and 2.0-liter four-cylinder TSI with the electric motor and 8-speed intelligent transmission.
We don’t know energy requirements of the new powertrains as well as the fuel economy but the lighter framework and upgraded engines will cause improved performance and efficiency.
2018 VW TOUAREG: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The new-gen 2018 VW Touareg will more than likely introduction in next months. It should go for sale by the end of this year. The price should begin from around $51, 000.