Volkswagen's Touareg SUV 3rd generation details

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Published on May 5th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Volkswagen’s Touareg SUV 3rd generation details

An all-new version of Volkswagen’s Touareg SUV has been unveiled in Beijing last week and it will be the most technically advanced vehicle the company has ever made. Volkswagen has completely overhauled the look of the new Touareg. The most noticeable changes can be seen at the front, where the front bumper and grille has been revamped to reflect the company’s current design language seen in VW’s new Arteon super sedan and the their latest Passat.

The front of the car also gets a hi-tech upgrade. VW has fitted the new Touareg with “LED Matrix” headlights, which automatically adapt to different lighting conditions, with each cluster containing 128 individual LEDs.

The new platform has allowed VW to extend the Touareg’s length by 77mm over the outgoing model, increasing the car’s boot by 113 litres as a result. That brings total luggage space up to 810 litres with the rear seats in place.

Compared to the 2nd generation Touareg which did not sell well in Malaysia and the region, this all new Touareg has a completely revamped cabin, which includes a high-tech dashboard and semi-autonomous safety systems.

From launch this new Touareg will be available with just a 282bhp 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine. But 3 additional engines will join the lineup after the car goes on sale, which includes an entry-level 228bhp V6 diesel, a turbocharged V6 petrol and a range-topping 417bhp V8 diesel. Buyers in China will be given the option of a 362bhp plug-in hybrid. All variants will use an 8-speed automatic gearbox and an all-wheel drive system as standard.


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