Equipped with the connectivity of a new era and a pioneering fusion of assistance, comfort, lighting and infotainment systems, the Touareg points the way to the future. The largest markets for what is now the third generation of the Touareg are China, Europe and Russia.
Volkswagen is presenting the fully digitalized Innovision Cockpit for the first time in the new Touareg. Here the digital instruments (Digital Cockpit with 12-inch display) and the top Discover Premium infotainment system (with 15-inch display) merge to form a digital operating, information, communication and entertainment unit that hardly needs any conventional buttons or switches.
In Europe, Volkswagen will initially offer two V6 diesel engines for the new 2018 Touareg with outputs of 231 horsepower (170 kW) and 286 HP (210 kW). In a number of markets, this will also be followed by a V6 petrol engine (340 HP / 250 kW) and a V8 turbodiesel (421 HP / 310 kW). A new plug-in hybrid drive (367 HP / 270 kW of system power) is being prepared for China; its exact launch date in Europe is still open.
Compared to its predecessor, the third generation Touareg is moderately wider and longer. The new dimensions have positive effects on both the vehicle’s proportions and its amount of interior space. The added exterior length leads, for example, to a significant increase in luggage capacity, from 697 to 810 litres (with rear bench seat up). Cargo there is hidden from onlookers by an optional electrically extending and retracting luggage compartment cover. Despite its increased length and width, the car body is 106 kg lighter because of its mixed material construction of aluminium (48%) and high-tech steels (52%).