Aurick Go / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | August 26, 2017 11:33
Touareg to be pushed upmarket for next-gen version
During the reveal of VW’s new B-segment contender, the T-Roc, VW head Herbert Diess announced that the debut of the next-gen Touareg will be staged before November when production will commence.
The assembly of the next-gen Touareg will again be alongside the Audi Q7 at their plant in Bratislava, Slovakia. Aside from the two, the upcoming Porsche Cayenne as well as the upscale Bentley Bentayga will be built there as well. All these premium SUVs have been consolidated to one place thanks to their shared use of the Volkswagen Group’s MLB Platform – a platform soon to be used by the Lamborghini Urus as well.
As is standard with VW models, changes to the next-gen Touareg are rather subtle. The front end sees the grille somewhat aligned with the headlights now – just like in the VW Arteon. Considering that the Touareg is to be positioned as a premium model, the interior may well see a host of new tech as well as a lot of soft-touch material.
Engine options will likely range from a host of four and six cylinder TSi powerplants, however we may likely see the TDi diesel motors to take up most of the sales despite the Dieselgate scandal.
Expect to see more of the next-gen VW Touareg in the coming months.
Last February 2017, our spies managed to spot a prototype version of the all-new Touareg being tested in the snow. Even with the heavy camouflage, its design is reminiscent of the brand's new design direction. When fully revealed, the 2019 Touareg may look like the bigger Atlas or the smaller Tiguan.