2018 VW Touareg Exterior, Interior and Equipment
The new high-end VW Touareg SUV will be based on the Volkswagen MLB Evo platform. This is the same platform on which was built the new generation of Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga. It will utilize Volkswagen's MLB longitudinal engine architecture, which is also shared by large Audi sedans and SUVs. Unlike the Audi's though, the Touareg is expected to be a little bit shorter. The Evo platform will allow the vehicle to be more fuel efficient and lighter to help save on engineering costs, the car weight, the complexity of the car and provide a possibility for additional luggage space.
New body panels such as revised thin bi-xenon headlamps with running C- shaped LED daytime lights will give the Touareg a modernized look. A full-width trapezoidal grille and enhanced lower back treatment will enhance the classy appeal. The LED taillights will be made thinner to help reduce reflective light effects during a drive in rainy or foggy conditions.
The slightly shorter wheelbase, makeshift exhaust systems, and ill-fitting body panel will among the major features of the VW. It will feature a digital gauge cluster to be placed behind the steering wheel, improved infotainment system and drive assist features
The body of the Touareg is expected to be made using Aluminum and lighter materials. This will be to enhance efficiency and better control of the car. The outer appearance of the car is expected to be redesigned where the front end of the car will undergo diverse improvements including the addition of the VW signature logo.
The interior will feature wooden brown and black trims to make it more relaxing. The cabin will be filled with diverse switches to control the vehicle features. An 11-inch touchscreen will also be present to alert the driver of any abnormalities in the car. Temperatures will be properly regulated using the zonal climate control system. The door panels will be changed and the dashboard and instrument cluster modernized with a state of the art technology.
Engine Options and Performance
The Volkswagen is expected to have four-cylinder engines, with V6 and V8 engines also available. Rumors point that the car will have a hybrid version with a 10-speed dual clutch transmission, similar to the one used on T-Prime GTE Concept, which will produce 205 horsepower. The engine of the car will be around 185 pound-feet. The fuel efficiency of the car is expected to be higher for reduced fuel usage.
2018 VW Touareg – Release Date and Predicted Price
The 2018 VW Touareg is expected to arrive in 2017 and go on the market in U.S dealerships in the beginning of 2018. With a complete makeover both on the inside and outside, a refreshed engine on the table with enhanced gasoline and diesel engines, and an MLB platform to allow for better interior packaging. The car is expected to have a starting price of not less than $40,000.
In addition to this well-known SUV, we expect some changes on the smaller VW SUV Tiguan, which will be presented in the US later this year.