Official Reveal: May Edition
For all two decades that it has been around, Volkswagen has been upgrading the Touareg with a mid-cycle update for its third-generation version. From the preview provided last week, some unofficial renders have exposed what could be the production-specification styling. Without any doubt, being merely a facelift, there are deepening alterations to the exterior, especially at the front and back ends which will include modernizing LED light bars.
The company’s inaugural model for Europe is the Touareg, featuring a bright red VW logo on its tailgate. Coinciding with the launch, the car is being equipped with IQ.LIGHT HD matrix headlights, which each have an impressive 19,200 micro-LEDs. The bumpers have been subtly updated, although this won’t command too much attention. There may well be additional surprises in the form of new wheel designs and colours available.
Exclusively offered with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission, the Touareg will remain unavailable in the United States. In addition to showcasing the exterior, VW has also revealed the recognizable interior, which will continue to feature the optional 15-inch touchscreen. The cabin will undergo subtle modifications to improve its quality, including the use of softer materials, while retaining the current vehicle’s overall layout.
The cost-effective substitute to the Audi Q7 will maintain its huge engine range with V6 fuel and diesel motors along with a couple of plug-in hybrids, equipped with a 14.3-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The most powerful PHEV option is once again reserved for the Touareg R, issuing an impressive 456 hp and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of pulling power.
Volkswagen will showcase the revitalized ‘24 Touareg in May, with predicted availability of the high-end Sports Utility Vehicle from the second half of the same year. It appears unlikely that another model with a combustion engine will be revealed since VW has already declared their commitment to producing solely electric vehicles in Europe as of 2033. To reiterate, the distinct Touareg is built in Bratislava along with a variety of other luxurious MLB Evo SUVs.