Still scantily disguised turns its test rounds of the VW Touareg III

Hair, 1 June 2017

2002 was the first VW SUV on the market of the Touareg. After eight years of construction, the second generation followed in 2010. 2018 will be again eight years past and it is no great surprise that now almost offers test vehicles of the third edition of the big SUVs in front of the lens drive our Erlk├Ânig photographer. How will the new Touareg? The shot images are first indicative.

Sharper optics

The Touareg III only the headlights, the rear lights and the front grille is disguised. The history of the page lines, which is similar to the of the Tiguan is, however, to recognize. Take a closer look, but also the shape and the design of the lighting can be make up. The headlights (it should be standard LED headlights) might correspond to those of the new DSI design. Individual radiator ribs as a stylistic means in the light units are likely to go over. At the rear we expect narrow taillights, three-dimensionally formed the bottom line of the page from running.

Less weight, more assistance

Since the new Touareg as the Audi also significantly in weight losing the VW SUV top model Q5, which is Audi Q7, the Bentley Bentayga, as well as the planned Lamborghini SUV and the new Porsche SUVs based on the MLB-evo platform. Also, the platform makes possible the use of modern assistance systems, therefore the 2018er version is expected can be partially autonomous move.

Engine and transmission: For the first time with four-cylinder?

Speaking of movement: to speak, at this time already by technical specifications or performance, it would be somewhat premature. Assumptions to the engines can already meet. It is assumed that the entry level-Touareg is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel for the first time. Could take here the 190 or 240 HP variants, which are used in the Tiguan. Furthermore, we expect with V6 engines and possibly also a derivative with plug-in hybrid system. The small diesel engines could drive up with a dual-clutch transmission, the engine more powerful units an eight-speed automatic should do the switching work.

Premiere, market introduction, price

When the new VW Touareg comes on the market, is not yet known. But already on the auto show IAA 2017 (14 to 24 September), the manufacturer of likely will to present the new sharp SUV. From the dealer, the first models are likely to then arrive early 2018. Prices? Wait for. Currently a base Touareg euros at least 54,400. (ml)