The test prototype of the upcoming 2019 VW Touareg has been spotted several times and details are going to be revealed soon. Volkswagen is involved in a portfolio expansion spree. For this, the VW group is both revamping existing popular vehicles in the lineup and it is also launching new models. The midsized SUV Touareg may not be sold in all markets but it will be updated for 2019 nonetheless.
While the Atlas is aimed at buyers looking for large sized SUVs, Touareg is meant for small families and peppy urban people. The 2019 model gets some solid styling updates and the cabin will be revamped too.
2019 VW Touareg – Redesigned Front Fascia
The layers of padding and camouflage on the test model of upcoming VW Touareg cannot hide the styling cues, as it is. It is quite clear that the 2019 Touareg SUV will be built on the ‘MLB Evo’ platform of the VW group. It has also been used to make some of the premium vehicles like the Bentley Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7.
From the spy shots, it is also clear the final version will have strong similarities with the T Prime GTE Concept-exhibited last year in Beijing Auto Show. The car will be sold in a few trims and exciting color choices. It will have redesigned bumper and grille as well. Roof rails are also there though it is not clear if it will e standard feature across trims.
The cabin of upcoming VW Touareg is expected to be sleek and stylish and with more upscale materials. The dashboard will get a revamp and seats are likely to be large and comfortable. It is likely to have 5 seater configurations. The cargo space may get a boost and the cabin will have several compartments and bins to store small items. The infotainment setup may get larger touchscreen display.
Like most of its stable mates, the 2019 VW Touareg will be equipped with enough safety technologies and good amenities. So, ambient lighting in cabin and multi-zone automated climate control may be on the cards. You may get optional customization features too.
2019 VW Touareg – Engine Features
While VW has not said anything about exact power train it is likely that it will be equipped with a wide range of engines. The 2.0-liter TFSI unit wills be there. The model may also get a 3.6-liter V6 engine.
However, the possibility of VW using a plug-in hybrid setup under the hood cannot be ruled out, in future. The fuel engines may be clubbed with 8 speed automatic transmission unit.
2019 VW Touareg – Release Date and Expected Price
The exact release date of 2019 VW Touareg is not known. But we know that the top trim price may reach $65,000.
The 2019 VW Touareg is getting several nice updates. The enhanced styling and amenities may help it race ahead of segment rivals from stables of Honda and Hyundai. However, the success will also depend on final pricing.