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Published on March 24th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Volkswagen Touareg 2018 Launched in China

Volkswagen is presenting its all new third-generation SUV in China, one of the largest markets for the Touareg along with Europe and Russia. Unfortunately, it won’t be sold in the U.S. The third-generation model is wider and longer than its predecessor, and it also boasts more cargo space. Despite the larger proportions, it is 234 pounds lighter thanks to the use of aluminum and advanced steels in the bodywork.

Inside the cabin, you’ll find new tech goodies including a digital instrument cluster with 12-inch display, about as big as Audi’s “virtual cockpit.” To the right, there is a top Discover Premium infotainment system that utilizes a 15-inch screen. The Touareg also features ambient lighting and available white leather seats done up in a nice diamond pattern. A head-up display shows key information on the windshield near the driver.

The Touareg receives a semi-autonomous system that helps with lane keeping, accelerating, and braking up to around 37 mph. Other features include LED matrix headlights, night vision assistance, active all-wheel steering for improved handling, and front cross traffic assist, which reacts to cross traffic in front of the Touareg.

Engine options for the new 2019 Volkswagen Touareg come with a range of V6 engines that includes a 3.0-liter V6 diesel offered in two states of tune – 228 bhp and 282 bhp, for the European markets. For China, Volkswagen has also introduced a plug-in hybrid powertrain that offers a combined power output of 362 bhp and a 50 km range in pure-electric mode. The plug-in hybrid Touareg will also be offered in Europe, but later on an undisclosed date. Volkswagen will also be introducing a 335 bhp, V6 petrol and a top-spec unit powered by a 4.0-liter V8 turbodiesel that makes 416 bhp later.


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