At the end of 2016, the Volkswagen company will introduce its new generation of premium SUV models, the VW Touareg. In early 2017, the new Touareg will go on sale. 2017 VW Touareg will arrive in showrooms completely redesigned. That will start a new era, of the third generation of this SUV.
Volkswagen has unveiled a few interesting studies in the past. It was clear that some of these concept models, will serve as the basis for future production models. 2017 VW Touareg will get a brand new, redesigned interior. He was inspired, with VW CrossBlue Concept model. In addition to the improved and redesigned interior, the new Touareg will be improved also in other aspects. The new platform and a new line of vehicle will make it more popular and outsell.
2017 VW Touareg Design
A large number of design solutions and elements, the new Touareg will take over from this concept. However, the platform will be taken by the new 2016 Audi Q7 SUV. It’s MLB Evo platform. Thanks to it, the new Q7 has succeeded in reducing the weight of over 300 kg. The new platform will enable weight reduction and Touareg 2017 model to the same extent.
The announcement of the new generation model for 2017, is not accidental. The new generation Porsche Cayenne premium SUV is scheduled for 2017. These two models, together with the Audi Q7, appeared at the same time on the market. Along flowed and development of all three models, and many more have in common.
The announced improvement will be raised to a higher level of the new generation Touareg SUV. The level of equipment, changes in design and styling cues, will make the vehicle more refined. By all accounts, 2017 VW Touareg will have a more premium feel.
2017 VW Touareg Specs
The connection between the 2016 Audi Q7 and VW Touareg 2017 model was presented, even in the autumn of 2014. Then was observed the test specimen of the new generation Touareg, in the body of Q7 model. Then it was not clear what it is all about, and it has caused many doubts. However, the disclosure of the latest information, all becomes much clearer. In addition to the joint platform, the two models will have similar offers drive units.
2016 Audi Q7 offers many drive units. There is a large number of diesel and petrol engines, different output power. The diesel engines are offered in two versions of the 3.0-liter TDI engine with 272 hp and 218 hp. Gama gasoline engines make, 2.0-liter TDI with 252 hp and 3.0-liter TDI with 333 hp. Top offer makes 2016 Audi SQ7 with a twin-turbo 3.0 L V6 TDI engine with electric turbo. Some of these engines, could also be found under the hood of 2017 VW Touareg SUV. Also, most likely will be offered and VW Touareg V6, as well as VW Touareg V10 versions. In addition, it is expected the new and improved 10-speed DSG transmission with double clutch.
Considering that the new Q7 is offered in the plug-in hybrid version, will not be a surprise appearance of 2017 VW Touareg plug-in hybrid version. The new Q7 e-tron quattro plug-in hybrid has an extremely low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. This hybrid system consists of the 3.0 TDI engine, electric motor of 94 kW, li-ion batteries, and quattro drive and the 8-speed tiptronic transmission. Total system power is 373 hp, while maximum torque is 700 Nm. The average consumption is 1.7 l/100 km, while CO2 emissions are 50 g/ km. Will the same hybrid system found in the new Touareg SUV, remains to be seen.