The ever popular to Touareg SUV from Volkswagen is set to receive its mid-cycle refreshment after being first launched in 2011. To be released known as the 2017 VW Touareg, this vehicle will be are a reminder to those who think that Volkswagen only brings out refreshments rarely. To keep up with the increasing competition in the automobile arena, the German automaker’s has implied some of their best engineers and used the best in class German technology to equip this model with features that will overshadow its competitors. Boasting of modernized exterior visuals, this vehicle will blaze with a new powertrain configuration as well as plenty of technology enhancements in its interior.
2017 VW Touareg: Engine Options
As this 2017 VW Touareg is in direct competition with Audi Q7, chances are likely that Volkswagen will equip this model with an engine that is of the same capability, if not more. If that happens then you can expect that this vehicle will feature with a four cylinders 2.0 L gasoline engine that can deliver a maximum power of 252 hp and 275 lb.-ft. of torque. The second in line will be a V-6 3.0 L gasoline unit with even higher power of 332 hp and torque of 325 lb-ft. The final and the most powerful engine will be in the form of a TDI 3.0 L engine with the capability to produce over 280 hp and sensational amount of torque of around 440 lb.-ft.
This spectacular model is all about action as the under the hood configuration speaks clearly about it. A plug-in hybrid version can also be expected later on, but it is too early to delve into speculations now.
2017 VW Touareg: Platform and Changes
This spectacular model will be based on a new platform that goes by the name of MLB Evo. A distinct characteristic of this platform will make the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg loses a whopping 300 KG of weight thus aiding in greater full economy. An amount of harmful emissions will also be reduced which was the company’s intention for a long time now. German technology releases are always accompanied with styling changes. In this case, the car has received difficult updates to its front fascia that makes it look exceptionally attractive and unique. Accompanying the redesigned grille are larger front bumpers and stylish LED headlights that increases the aesthetic value of this model. In comparison to its competitors like Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7, this model’s exterior changes are slightly rather subtle.
Influenced by the new Volkswagen Passat model, the interior of 2017 VW Touareg will contain a wide array of technological enhancements that come in handy for driving aid as well as heart infotainment. Standard features like audio system, upgraded dashboard, leather seats, safety airbags, and variety of driving tools are likely to be provided. One thing we can say for sure that there is no way this vehicle will disappoint.
Price and Arrival
For the American market, the 2017 VW Touareg will probably become available for purchase in the early months of 2017. Expect to pay as much as $ 45,000 for the base version.