- New large SUV joins VW's global range including the T-Roc, the Tiguan and the Atlas.
- Will feature V6 turbocharged engines, an eight-speed automatic Tiptronic gearbox and 4MOTION all-wheel drive
- In addition a 367bhp plug-in hybrid drive version is planned for introduction in China. The exact launch date of the Touareg with plug-in hybrid drive in Europe has yet to be set.
Volkswagen in the UK has revealed that the brand has opened order books for the latest generation Touareg. The 2018 model joins VW’s global range of SUVs including the T-Roc, the Tiguan, the new Tiguan Allspace, the Atlas (USA) and its sister model Teramont (China).
Meanwhile the T-Cross compact SUV – shown in concept form as the T-Cross Breeze – is also due to make its global debut in 2018. A zero emission model has already been decided upon, too, in the shape of the I.D. CROZZ – the first fully electric SUV from Volkswagen. It will be launched in 2020.
Debuting with the V6 turbocharged engines the Touareg comes with an eight-speed automatic Tiptronic gearbox and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. In the UK, the car will initially be offered with a 286bhp 3-litre V6 turbo diesel unit or a 231bhp version of the same engine. A 340bhp 3-litre V6 turbocharged petrol engine will be available to order in the UK in late 2018, with deliveries of that powertrain beginning in 2019.
In addition a plug-in hybrid drive with a system power of 367bhp is first planned for introduction in China. The exact launch date of the Touareg with plug-in hybrid drive in Europe has yet to be set.