2018 Volkswagen Touareg Spy: The SUV Stripped Almost All Camouflage

The redesigned 2018 Volkswagen Touareg has been spotted once again, yet this time with less camouflage than ever. This means that the amazing SUV should be introduced very soon. We think it will make its official debut at the 2017 Geneva Motors How, while the US public might see it at the next New York Auto Show. If not, we would probably have to wait until September’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

2018 Volkswagen Touareg spy

2018 Volkswagen Touareg Gets Distinctive Design

Anyway, the latest spy shots make us believe that the new generation VW Touareg won’t be able to brag with its own design. Don’t get me wrong. The SUV will be attractive and totally redesigned, but this would be something that we saw already. In the front, the 2018 Touareg sports pretty much the same styling as the recently introduced Atlas. There are the identical grille, headlights, and bumper, so the only difference might be founded on the hood. Around back, Volkswagen’s mid-size SUV stole the design from the smaller Tiguan. Still, there are some distinctive details such as more sloping row and character lines along the sides, which clearly separates the new Touareg from its brothers. Of course, the crossover features a smaller footprint than the Atlas, but this is rather expected because it will continue to offer seatings for five persons.

2018 Volkswagen Touareg spy

There Is Digital Cockpit And Driver Assistance Inside

The 2018 Volkswagen Touareg will ride the flexible and lightweight MLB architecture that will make it significantly lighter and a bit bigger. We can say the exact measures of the upcoming SUV, but it’s obvious it has adopted longer and wider bodywork. The current model is one old dog, so you can’t find the latest tech inside. Still, this will definitely change with the arrival of the new generation Touareg, since the carmaker plans to add a list of useful features. According to our insiders, the SUV will definitely change its analog gauges with Digital Cockpit. It will also get standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink, as well as a huge number of driver assistance such as adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, automated emergency braking, rear traffic alert, and lane-departure warning with steering assist.

2018 Volkswagen Touareg spy

Two Engines For The North American Drivers

While the European model is definitely getting a pair of oil-burners, the US-specs will be totally different. The base model should get a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit with 238 horsepower, while the higher trims could feature an updated 3.6-liter VR6 with about 280 hp and 258 lb-ft of twist. Both options will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode. On the other hand, you will be able to choose between a standard front-wheel drive and optional 4Motion all-wheel drive. The new AWD system features a drive-mode selector with Snow, Sport, On-Road, and Off-Road settings.

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