There are continuous updates about the Volkswagen Touareg and the German automaker has been dropping too many teasers ahead of the official debut in Beijing, China on March 23, 2018. VW has chosen China for the global reveal as it's the world's largest car market and a place where SUVs are in high demand. After selling over 1 million of this SUV, the company understands quite well that the demand for SUVs in the global market has escalated and the Touareg is coming at the right time with the right features in order to match the expectations of the customers.
The all-new next generation Volkswagen Touareg has been teased and a short teaser video clip has been released by the company, uncovering a camouflaged version of the new SUV travelling all the way through Russia and Kazakhstan and making its way to the Chinese capital.
The Touareg was introduced for the first time in 2002 by the German automotive manufacturer and the overall design has remained intact since then. With the third generation of the Touareg, the company is promising to live up to the rich heritage but will be contemporary, more up market and with enhanced drivability. The Touareg came to India in 2012 and was halted in 2014 because of low demand for the SUV. However, there are no evidences as of now for this car making its way back in India, provided the fact that Volkswagen has totally different plans for India and that action plan will come into effect from 2020 only.
VW has teased the 2019 Touareg one more time and this time it’s showing the SUV under wraps. Though the silhouette suggests that the design of the Touareg is untouched, but there is an evolution of the product for sure, so the customers will witness a fancy front fascia as the Arteon, along with the headlights and grille joined together. The teaser images of the new SUV reveal new LED headlights and tail-lights and also a part of the front grille, which is a one-piece design and incorporates the headlights. The tail-lights, however, have a new LED signature.
The new-generation Touareg will be based on the Volkswagen’s MLB Evo platform, which means that it's going to be around 100 kg lighter in weight in comparison to its predecessor. The 2019 VW Touareg is likely to be 80mm longer too.
A few interior shots also explain that the changes does not stop here and continue on the inside too as the cabin has been spruced up. The refurbished dashboard will get a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster which will go along with a huge 15-inch touchscreen. These two together, will form what Volkswagen calls an 'Innovision Cockpit' and the carmaker has plans to present a number of customization options. The new SUV features a rotary dial for the selectable off-road modes while a second rotary dial comes into picture to sit opposite the drive mode one which will be controlling the MMI.
The new Touareg will be powered by the similar engines from the Audi Q7, V6 petrol and diesel, along with a plug-in hybrid GTE for the selected markets engine. We'll get to know more of that once the car will be revealed at the Beijing Motor Show on 23rd March.