The new generation of Volkswagen Touareg has been spied almost completely without disguising, with only its badge and its obscured highlights. The big SUV was broken by a reader of the South Africa magazine at O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.
2018 Vw Touareg Outside
Although the doors, side skirts and roof do not contain camouflages, the front and rear facades are covered with a thick envelope. Unfortunately, this is the most essential information is, according to the design, which leaves us with the same option “Let’s say the guessing game”.
The first thing we can be sure of is that the Tuareg will retain its existing proportions. Most cars increase in size when a new generation is introduced, but the changes have probably been minimized in this case. The logic behind this is that the German manufacturer is already working on a larger seven-seat SUV, and previous spy shots indicate that the new carrier is not much larger than the Touareg. To make these two SUVs too similar in shape and size would not make much sense, so it is safe to assume that the 2018 VW Touareg will be 4.9 meters (189 inches) long ) And a width of 1.9 m (75 inches).
Regarding style, there is nothing to see behind all the camouflage, but we assume that the new SUV will draw a lot of design language from the T-Prime concept revealed at the Beijing Auto Show in 2016. Expect a larger front grille than ever surrounded by thin lights, C-shaped LED daytime running lights and a sporty bumper style. The rear of the vehicle will also include thin rear slats installed on the speaker, a huge cavity on the lower part of the tailgate and plenty of chrome on the rear bumper and plate. The side panels will remain familiar, but Volkswagen will likely use more robust wheel arches and a more pronounced belt line.
2018 Vw Touareg Inside
We expect Third Generation Touareg to take a heavy toll on the T-Prime concept on interior design. Expect a large touch screen similar to the center of the dashboard. Well, maybe will not be as wide as the 15-inch system of the concept, but it will be close. The control panel, instrument cluster and door panels will receive a more modern and high-tech renovation.
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The new MLB platform should also help with packaging. Independently of the lower roof, the hollow height will increase thanks to the sitting position a little lower. The leg and shoulder space will also be improved, especially in the rear compartment. Expect the Third Generation Touareg to include more storage space in the cabin as well as a slightly larger trunk space.
2018 Vw Touareg Engine
The range of engines will certainly include the TSI and TDI engines, it is unclear whether Volkswagen South Africa will include a 2.0 liter TSI or 2.0-liter TDI derivatives. At present, Touareg buyers can not choose between two engines: a 3.0-liter V6 TDI or a TDI V8.
A hybrid model is also presented, but it remains to be confirmed. An 8-speed automatic transmission is likely to be standard in all models.
Release date and price
The next Volkswagen Touareg expected to arrive in the showrooms in time for the 2018 model year. Touareg will probably retail at approximately $ 51,000, up from the current starting price of $ 49,705. In Germany, the price is likely to increase from € 53,700 to around € 55,000.