The current luxury Touareg crossover SUV model, which was launched back in 2010, is showing age. Since then, vehicles have evolved rapidly, so even though it did get some improvements in the meantime, it doesn’t stand up to its rivals as it used to do. And that is why the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg is going to receive a full overhaul, which will include the new VW modular platform, new engines, a new material for the body panels, and plenty of interior upgrades.
2016 Volkswagen Touareg Review
The new 2016 Touareg exterior will change totally, and it will not look like an over-sized Golf anymore. The new model will be approximately the same size, but with the lines that are will be sharper, while the headlights as well as the grille, will bring it a more aggressive appearance, which will fall in line with the new models in the company’s lineup.
As far as the interior goes, it will come with a great deal of improvement, due to the new modular platform, which will provide weight loss and a roomier interior, with more space in the back area and the possibility of fitting an optional third row of seats. The standard interior features will mostly come from the Audi Q7 model, but the materials are not going to be the same quality level. Materials like soft plastics and aluminum imitation will be found inside. All these inside improvements are going to make the new 2016 Volkswagen Touareg a more appealing choice in the luxury crossover SUV market.
Volkswagen Touareg 2016 Specs
Under the hood of the new Volkswagen Touareg 2016, some of the engines in the lineup will be upgraded, while some will be completely new. The base 3.6-liter VR6 engine will be replaced with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4, which will deliver 300 hp and a slightly better fuel economy rating as well as more torque. Next in the lineup is the 3.0-liter twin-turbo diesel, capable of producing 262 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque, while the top of the range unit will be the carried over hybrid system, with a total output of 420 hp. All of these engines will be equipped with 4Motion and a new 8-speed automatic transmission.
2016 Volkswagen Touareg Price and Release date
The new 2016 Volkswagen Touareg is expected to come with a price of around $45,000, which is more expensive than any of its close rivals, but considering what it offers, it is worth every penny. As far as the release date is concerned, the new Touareg is expected to be available for buying at the end of 2015. If we compare it with the Jeep Grand Cherokee we can say that new 2016 Volkswagen Touareg with its features and reasonable price will be worth to look for.
More info on official Volkswagen site.