2018 Volkswagen Touareg New Generation — What Makes This SUV So Special?
The current Touareg have been updated for the 2015 model year, and yet the manufacturer is working on the next generation of the SUV. The latest reports said that the all-new version will be released as a 2018 model. So, what are those new features which will make the 2018 Volkswagen Touareg so special? Well, first of all, the redesign will bring a new platform, which will be shared among the automaker’s brands. Built on the MLB Evo modular platform, the 2018 VW Touareg will have to adjust the body to the new architecture. Besides the wheelbase and other dimensions, the appearance is also going to be altered. It probably won’t be much different, but it will reflect the changes and all the novelties. The 2018 VW Touareg will also get some new powertrain options. It’s practically impossible to name with certainty all the engines that will power the 2018 Touareg, but some speculations claim that the engine range will be pretty rich. According to some rumors, the manufacturer will, aside from the conventional, internal combustion gasoline and diesel engines, install a fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain. Having in mind that almost everything will be redesigned and changed, it’s expected that the 2018 Volkswagen Touareg, as a new generation and an eminent representative of the Volkswagen’s SUV lineup, will be drastically improved.
2018 Volkswagen Touareg Body Changes — New MLB Evo Platform & Redesigned Exterior
At this point, it’s really impossible to say how the exterior of the 2018 Touareg will look like. It’s known, however, that the redesign will be evolutionary, incorporating some modern touches into the existing style. It could even The aforementioned MLB Evo platform is a new architecture whose great characteristics recommended it to the rest of the manufacturer’s SUVs. The very first model that will be built on this platform is the upcoming 2016 Audi Q7. After the first experience, the MLB Evo will be used as a base for the new Porsche Cayenne. It’s not a coincidence that all the popular Volkswagen Group’s SUV are going to have this underpinning. Its features are great, it’s rigid and reliable, but at the same time, it’s very light, since they’ve used a lot of aluminum. Because of the light platform, the 2018 Volkswagen Touareg will be lighter, thus the SUV’s fuel economy and performance will be better even if they wouldn’t touch anything else.
Interior And Technology Improvements
The new platform will change the size of the 2018 VW Touareg. Although the change won’t be radical, the SUV’s interior will be more comfortable, thanks to the longer wheelbase. Actually, some say that the cabin is going to be so spacious that there might even be an optional third row of seats. Of course, the major makeover won’t leave the interior intact. The cabin will also be redesigned, but it’s still secret how the manufacturer plans to attract the customers. Some unofficial reports announce more premium feel which can be reached only by use of high-quality materials. Of course, the new 2018 Volkswagen Touareg will be equipped by the latest technology.
Secret Engine Lineup And Plug-in Hybrid Powertrain
As we already said about the engines, currently, there’s no information about the exact lineup. However, the 2018 Touareg will probably have a vast array of choice. It’s rumored that the SUV could have four-cylinder, V6 and V8 engines. Of course, there will be both gasoline and diesel engine options. We mentioned earlier that the new-generation Touareg could get a hybrid powertrain. It seems that they’re preparing a plug-in hybrid setup, but currently there’s nothing more about it. Some announcements said that the 2018 Volkswagen Touareg will probably get a new 10-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission.
2018 Volkswagen Touareg Premiere, Release & Price Speculations
The premiere of the 2018 Volkswagen Touareg could be scheduled for the beginning of 2017. It’s expected that the release of the SUV comes shortly after the debut. As for the price, there are some unofficial and not-so-reliable announcements that the 2018 Touareg’s price will be very steep, since this model will be far more luxurious and upscale than its predecessor. There’s still a lot of time and there’s no need to rush with conclusions. We’re looking forward to learn more about the 2018 VW Touareg and to, hopefully, see its price tag at lower levels.