The third generation of the popular mid-size crossover is coming and it looks like there are plenty of novelties, as 2019 VW Touareg. After dropping from the U.S. market in favor of the new Atlas, this mid-size SUV is now focused on the European and Chinese market. Therefore, many experts expect to see a significant departure from the Atlas in all aspects. This doesn’t refer just in term of the style, but in terms of overall design approach as well. There is a new styling, adapted to the brand’s new design language. Also, there is a spectacular interior design, as well as a new powertrain lineup. As you can see, a whole bunch of novelties.
2019 VW Touareg Redesign
When it comes to 2019 VW Touareg specs, count on so many changes. The popular mid-size crossover comes with a completely new, MLB platform, which brings benefits in various aspects. The new model gets bigger, but also saves more than 200 pounds in weight. Of course, besides plenty of mechanical upgrades, there is also a completely new styling. The company’s new design language finds its application on this model as well. You can notice those familiar, angular lines and the overall impression is that the new model looks more massive. Compared to the North American Atlas, it comes with a sleeker profile. It looks more athletic and more upscale as well. There are a few details that clearly accentuate its luxurious character.
How big is 2019 VW Touareg?
The 2019 VW Touareg is bigger in all aspects. It gets more than 3 inches in overall length. It is also for about 1.7 inches wider, so overall width now goes around 78 inches. On the other side, the new model is slightly lower and now features around 70 inches in height.
2019 VW Touareg Interior
The 2019 VW Touareg interior is definitely one of the most impressive aspects of the new generation. Once you step inside the new model, you can clearly notice that the Touareg has finally ended with the mainstream segment. This is a real premium crossover, despite it wears a VW badge. All materials feature top-notch quality, while the overall layout looks amazingly stylish. Of course, there is a new dashboard, which insists on digital controls. The most notable is definitely a new, super-huge 15-inch touchscreen. Of course, you can count on the new Virtual Cockpit as well, with the large 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. All controls on the dashboard are digital, while a couple of analog buttons and known can still be found on the center console.
2019 VW Touareg Engine
There are no surprises under the hood of the new model. Considering that the 2019 VW Touareg USA won’t be available anymore, there is only one gasoline engine in the offer. It is a well-known 3.0-liter V6, which is good for about 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque.
On the other side, list of diesel engines is pretty impressive. You can count on a whole palette of famous TDI units. The offer starts with a 3.0-liter V6, which comes in two output variants, with either 228 or 282 horsepower. A bigger 4.0-liter V8 is good for about 417 horses and 664 pound-feet of torque. Finally, there is a hybrid powertrain to come, with a total output of 362 horsepower and probably with an all-electric range around 35 miles.
2019 VW Touareg Release Date
When it comes to the 2019 VW Touareg release date, we expect to see the new model in a couple of months. A more precise launch date will be known soon. Same goes for the 2019 VW Touareg price.