The 2018 VW Touareg gets some changes, both in exterior and inside. Volkswagen has big plans for 2018 as the German car maker is busy revamping its portfolio and unveiling new models in global markets to grab a larger share of the pie. The Touareg is a midsized SUV that has been one of its popular models. While the US version will not be made any longer, it will continue to be sold in other countries, as per the newest updates. The test models have been spotted in many places and spy images have been posted online as well.
2018 VW Touareg – Redesign
The 2018 VW Touareg will be built on the company’s famous MLB Evo platform and it will be manufactured in Bratislava, Slovakia. Compared to the 2017 model, the upcoming version will have sharper looks with more angular creases on its body. It may get 3 trims- Sport, Wolfsburg, and Executive. The new model gets an egg crate grille that is similar to what has been used in the smaller sibling Tiguan. A pentagon-shaped air intake and silver slats are there for cold air intake. The look reminds one of the company’s T-Prime GTE concept that was showcased at the Beijing Auto Show 2016. Exterior color choices are reefed blue metallic, deep black pearl, pure white, deep red metallic and Moonlight Blue pearl.
Not much is known about the cabin of upcoming 2018 VW Touareg. However, it will be laden with many amenities. Cargo space will be abundant and VW will keep several small item storage bins and cubicles in the cabin. All trims will get 2-zone climate control. It will offer to seat for 5 adults.
2018 VW Touareg – Engine
The new VW Touareg will get powered by a range of enhanced 8 and 6 cylinder engines. The company may also offer new diesel 3.0-litre V6 units. A plug-in hybrid engine might be on offer as well.
Safety-wise, all trims get Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Stability Control, Rollover sensor system, TPMS, Anti-theft alarm system and Hill Descent Assist.
Base Sport trim gets Dual chrome-tipped exhaust, Privacy glass, Silver roof rails, Heated side mirrors, Bi-Xenon HID headlamps, Rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers, LED taillights, 18″ Arica alloy wheels. It also gets Adaptive Cruise Control, carpet floor mats, Self-dimming rearview mirror, Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 12V power outlets, V-Tex leatherette seating, Heated front seats, Rearview Camera, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning.
Wolfsburg trim gets 20″ Tarragona alloy wheels, 115V power outlet, Fully upholstered luggage compartment, RNS 850 premium touchscreen navigation, Passenger Occupant Detection. Top Executive trim gets 21″ Mallory alloy wheels, Interior ambient lighting, Dynaudio premium sound system and Intelligent Crash Response System.
2018 VW Touareg – Price and Availability
Expected base trim price of 2018 VW Touareg is $50,000 approx. It will be made available for sale soon.
With the 2018 Touareg, VW is aiming to woo buyers away from luxury rivals like BMW and Land Rover. The new design, revamped powertrain, and excellent safety features should work in favor of the 2018 Touareg.