After the second generation of Touareg has been such a success, we can only imagine what the third generation of this popular crossover will bring to its fans. According to our sources and some recent photos, the next-generation Touareg is about to hit the market as a 2019 Volkswagen Touareg model and make its debut at one of the early 2019 International Auto Shows.
When it comes to exterior of the 2019 Volkswagen Touareg, we believe that the fans will be more than satisfied. This mid-size SUV is going to share its platform with the latest Audi Q7, known as the MBQ Evo architecture. The new model might come with a shorter wheelbase, but that will be no issue for you. The new Touareg will definitely be more modern, attractive and advanced than the current model. The front fascia will reveal a much sleeker look with its big, shiny and sculpted grille. You will also notice integrated LED headlights that will seem a bit meaner thanks to their sharper edges. The back part of the vehicle will also appear more sculpted and it will proudly wear sleeker LED taillights and two chrome exhaust tips. In fact, there will be plenty of chrome details on the new Touareg. The crossover will be available in two trims – one with sportier features and the other being more luxurious.
Inside the 2019 VW Touareg, you will also find a lot of changes and improvements. The next-generation crossover will provide a stylish and comfortable cabin that will use only the premium-quality materials and latest technology. It will perfectly accommodate up to five adult passengers. The seats will be cozy and adjustable and in higher trim levels you will find them covered in leather. The driver will enjoy the updated dashboard and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. VW will provide the latest infotainment system with options such as navigation system, audio system, climate control, Bluetooth and other connectivity features. Safety systems and driver assist features will be included as well.
The base model of the 2019 VW Touareg will probably use a 2.0-liter inline-four. On the other hand, higher trim levels could keep using the current 3.6-liter naturally-aspirated V6 or replace it with a 3.0-liter supercharged V6. This has not been confirmed yet, but the new Touareg is expected to have similar outputs to Q7, meaning 218 horsepower or 272 horsepower. This model will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and get an all-wheel drive system as standard.
2019 Volkswagen Touareg Release Date and Price
Although the release date of the 2019 Volkswagen Touareg has not been announced yet, it is believed that this model will make its official debut at the 2018 Geneva Auto Show in March or at Auto China in April. The estimated price of a base model starts around $50,000, but we expect more information soon.