The popular car manufacturer has rolled out plans for producing the 2018 VW Touareg. The first Touareg model was unveiled in Australia back in 2011. It has gone through a revolutionary leap over the past years. You should expect minor upgrades for the 2018 Volkswagen Touareg considering that its predecessor received a mid-cycle update in 2015. Based on the spy shots taken during its road test, the forthcoming Touareg 2018 has striking similarities with Audi Q7. The German automaker is planning for impressive updates, both interior, and exterior for the new Tuareg. Consumers should also expect an overhaul on the engine, giving the vehicle improved engine performance.
2018 VW Touareg – New Platform:
The vehicle is going to feature the flexible MLB Evo exterior platform. However, it is going to be much shorter. This is actually the new platform that is being adopted by top-rated automakers including Porsche, Bentley, and Volkswagen. In fact, some rumors have indicated that the upcoming 2018 VW Touareg is going to be patterned more closely like the Porsche Cayenne 2018 Model. The new MLB platform features aluminum body designing hence making the car lighter than its predecessor. This will help in boosting the aerodynamic power as well as fuel efficiency. Its exterior designing follows the revolutionary path with redesigned bumpers, grille, and vents for enhanced engine cooling. Expect the revised set of LED headlights and fog lights giving the front end a more aggressive and sporty appearance. The rear end also boats LED-technology inspired taillights and sporty exhaust system.
Inside the luxurious SUV, occupants will enjoy a spacious and comfortable seating. Thanks to the classy and modern cabin styling. The interior cabin designing allows for sufficient headroom and legroom. Its seats, as well as the steering wheel plus some dashboard sections, adopts high-quality leather upholstering. The steering wheel comes with additional buttons to enhance convenience in the car handling. The magnificent 2018 VW Touareg will back a series of modern infotainment equipment including smartphone integration, satellite navigation system, automatic climate control and air conditioner among others.
A premium sound system will also be featured on satellite radio, CD/MP3/MP4 player, and Bluetooth audio connectivity and USB ports. When it comes to safety and driver assistance, the new Volkswagen Touareg will be offered with safety belts, rearview camera, premium airbags, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking system, parking assists and others.
2018 VW Touareg – Under the Hood:
Powering the 2018 Volkswagen Touareg SUV is a 3.0-liter V-6 TSI engine. This is capable of producing up to 300 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. There are rumors indicating that Volkswagen is going to pair the engine to a hybrid variant which will probably improve the horsepower figure to about 400. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission system and all-wheel-drive (AWD) configuration.
2018 VW Touareg – Release Date and MSRP:
The Volkswagen has not yet added their voice on the rumored release date and pricing for the upcoming Touareg Model. It is anticipated that the vehicle will make its third-generation debut in the first quarter of next year. According to reliable sources, the 2018 VW Touareg would trade at $45,000 as the base manufacturer’s suggested retail price.