The 2017 VW Touareg will be a multi-functional sports utility vehicle that would represent the third generation of its lineup. It provides the perfect recipe of a high-performance automobile which is complemented with various luxury features. Touareg is one SUV that offers best in class luxury along with every kind of amenities that buyer might need. This new model will a use a new modular platform MLB EVO or revamped version of the old platform. This 2017 model would redesign with new designs and equipment that would surely give it a fresh outlook. This new platform will incorporate lightweight materials as its body parts that can easily help this SUV to shed the overall weight by 200 pounds. These lightweight materials will include aluminum, carbon fibers and high strength steel that would also provide a huge stability to the car. It would be manufactured in Volkswagen Chattanooga plant and it is expected to hit the market by 2016. This premium SUV is coming with lot improvements and redesigned structure so that it can be efficient enough to compete with other premium SUV models.
2017 VW Touareg – Body and Designs:
This new 2017 VW Touareg will sit on an MLB EVO platform which will share with Audi Q7. This new platform will provide a larger wheelbase as well as better fuel efficiency and performance. It will also improve the ride quality of the SUV, as it will have better ground stability than its previous models.
A new exterior feature that it would incorporate will help it to enhance the fresh appearance. The whole outer surface design will be based on CrossBlue concept that will avail many important amenities. According to some reports, it will take many design influence from both Passat and CC. Features that would cover the whole body are:
- Big alloy wheels.
- New LED headlight with daytime running facility.
- Sharp body lines in the wing part.
- Radiant slim grille.
- Newly shaped cornering indicators.
- Revamped exhaust nozzle.
- New LED stop light.
- Rain-sensing windshield wiper.
- Tinted side window.
- Body color door handle.
Inner Visual Treatment:
Volkswagen hasn’t surfaced much information about the interior enhancement, but according to reports most gadget will come with latest updates and every cabin, amenities will be replenished with new materials.
The cabin of 2017 VW Touareg will feature three rows of seats, which consist high-quality leather materials and complements leather arm rests. This new platform will provide large cabin space which will be loaded with all kind of modern technological gadgets. Comfort and convenience features will be covered with premium quality materials.
2017 VW Touareg – Under The Hood:
The 2017 VW Touareg SUV might be powered by the similar type of engine, that would be available with new Audi Q7. The base engine would get 2.0-liter gasoline engine while the next trim will get 3.0-liter V-6 engine that could produce 330 HP. Another powerful engine it might get is a 3.0 liter TDI unit that can produce 272 HP.
This engine would be padded with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery. There is no information about its EPA rating, but these engines would get a ten speed DSG dual clutch transmission.
Main Competitors of Touareg:
The 2017 VW Touareg will face some stiff competition from other SUV giants. The Volkswagen considers this model worthy enough to surpass every other model in the market. These models are:
Trims That Might Be Available:
Volkswagen might offer three trim levels for this new model so that customer can customize its SUV according to his choice. These trims are:
- Sports version.
- Sport with premium technologies.
- Lux version.
- Executive version.
2017 VW Touareg – Expected Price and Date:
The 2017 VW Touareg will make its debut by the second half of 2016. According to rumors, the base price will start from $43,000 while the top trim will cost around $64,000. Although all these information are based on rumors as Volkswagen haven’t furnished any details.