This year is very important for Volkswagen Touareg which comes as a third generation after six years. German carmaker builds up new 2018 Volkswagen Touareg SUV which was caught by the paparazzi during testing. According to photos, you can see changes on the front fascia and rear end. Exactly mentioned parts come with camouflage. The body will be built on the new MLB platform which is lighter than before. In the other hand, body dimensions will stay unchanged although it is an unwritten rule that they each generation increases. If you are really interested, it’s 189 inches long and 75 inches wide. That’s not all because new Touareg gets more luggage space and richer trim package for a high level of comfort. Finally, engineers have made some updates on gasoline engines for the American market and diesel engines for the European market.
What does that mean? In both cases plenty of power and better performances. For example, look at fuel consumption and emission, somewhere in the past Volkswagen had a trouble in the USA.
2018 Volkswagen Touareg – Exterior
The heavy camouflage does not allow us to see new details, so we are forced to guess what has changed based on experience and plans. In the introduction we were speaking about general directions when 2018 Volkswagen Touareg is in question. Further, styling is based on T-Prime Concept which premiered at Beijing Motor Show. After design update, front fascia has larger grille, thin LED lights and sportier bumper. Also, rear end provides new lights, new tailgate with chrome accents, rear bumper and much more. As a result we expect better degree of visibility on the roads and beautiful appearance. Rest of the body is similar with well-recognized Volkswagen design, especially side panels.
2018 Volkswagen Touareg – Interior
Like exterior, interior also follows conceptual elements from T-Prime Concept. By the way, the 2018 Volkswagen Touareg adopts big touchscreen similar to other modern SUV’s. That’s not all; dashboard includes new instrument panel with high-tech devices and system which help driver for easy management. There is more space for head and legs passengers especially in the rear row of seats. Cabin can accommodate seven occupants. To sum it up, Touareg has wide range of purpose, and perhaps main one is family trip. So it is not weird if we tell that carmaker with intention also increased luggage space.
2018 Volkswagen Touareg – Specification
Specification is very interesting, because includes a large number of powerful engines. Although carmaker decided to put the focus on particular unit which correspond to market requirements. For example, American market gets new 3.0-liter V6 with 300 horsepower. Second option is hybrid power system which combines V6 engine with an electric motors. Hybrid system produces around 400 horsepower. In addition, European market will also get two engines such as 3.0-liter V6 turbo-diesel and 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. First option generates 220 horsepower while second one less than first.
2018 Volkswagen Touareg – Price
Key competitors in this segment are Acura MDX and Audi Q7. It’s not necessary to talk about those famous SUV. When price is in question, 2018 Volkswagen Touareg starts at $51,000. Depending on selection of power option also depends the final price.