Volkswagen Touareg is a 5 door mid size luxury SUV and finds pride of place at the very top of Volkswagen’s stable. The third generation Touareg is based on PL52 platform which is also shared by Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7 and is in production since 2002. The Touareg received a facelift in 2006/2007 at the Paris Motor show and the New York auto show with more than 2000 parts redesigned. The new Volkswagen Touareg 2016 will possibly have all the existing features of the current trims.
Volkswagen Touareg 2016 Exterior and Interior
As in the Touareg V6 Sport and other trims, the Volkswagen Touareg 2016 will also have 18-20 inches alloy wheels, 4MOTION all wheel drive system, remote opening and closing power tailgate with closing assist, and Adaptive front lighting technology. It also has a Media device Interface with iPod cable, heated front seats, 8 way power adjustable front passenger seat.
Other interior features that may also be present on the Volkswagen Touareg 2016 rear view camera, push button start, hands free easy open lift gate, LED tail lights, RNS 850 premium touch screen 8 inches colour display, voice commands, 3D landmarks and 60 GB hard drive. Also present in the TDI Executive trim is the Dynaudio 620 watt 10 speakers premium sound system plus 12 way adjustable front seats including 4 way power lumbar support and memory.
On the Hybrid however, there are special features such as power moon roof, adaptive cruise control and Front assist, multi function steering wheel which is heated and leather wrapped and Vienna leather seats.
There are plenty of safety and other features which are available in the current trims and are expected to remain in the Volkswagen Touareg 2016 as well. These include Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency braking, Lane change assistance and lane departure warnings. Also present are Park Distance Control system with front and rear proximity sensors and an Area view 360 degrees exterior camera system.
Volkswagen Touareg 2016 Power train/Fuel Economy
Some huge surprises are up for the latest edition of this Volkswagen Touareg. The engine sector will be enhanced with raised output of power. The engine variants will be:
- Standard trim will feature a 3.6 litre V6 engine which will provide 280 brake horsepower as well as 265 pound feet.
- The diesel variant will feature a 3.0 litre TDI powerful unit. This beast of an engine will provide a total of something around 240 odd brake horsepower as well as a humongous amount of 406 pound feet of torque.
Both these engines are reasonably powerful and both are good enough power shells for a car such as 2016 Touareg and you can go for any one of them as per your pocket permits.
These powerful engines will be coupled with an equally powerful 8 speed gearbox which will astonishingly support all-wheel drive.
Volkswagen Touareg 2016 Price and Release Date
The Volkswagen Touareg 2016 could be similarly priced as the current models which is approx $45,000 to $59,000 for the V6 trims and $57,000 -$62,000 for the TDI and $67,000 for the Hybrid. It is expected to be found at authorized dealers up to end of 2015.