The Volkswagen Group plans to introduce several new SUV in next few years. One of the most expected models is definitely a Touareg. This mid-size luxury crossover was originally launched in 2002. Current model is in its second generation, which came in 2010. According to the latest reports, this model will be replaced soon. The third-generation model is expected to come in 2017. It is still unknown will it be named as 2017 or 2018 year model, but in this text we will call it the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg. New model will be completely redesigned and it will come with numerous changes like new platform, new look, engines etc.
2017 Volkswagen Touareg details
As we already said, 2017 Volkswagen Touareg will come with plenty of novelties. It will ride on the company’s versatile MLB platform, which will be adapted for the SUV type of vehicles and used for some other crossovers of this corporation such as Porsche Cayenne or Audi Q7. When it is about visual aspect of the car, not much is known at this moment. It is expected that 2017 VW Touareg will come without some radical changes and that will keep in the same, evolutional way, just like previous models. It is expected that many of styling cues will be borrowed from new Passat that is sold overseas. At this point all of these details are just a speculation. New model is still somewhere in mid-phase of development so it isn’t wonder that test model wasn’t spotted yet. For the U.S. market, 2017 Volkswagen Touareg will be built in Chattanooga plant in Tennessee.
2017 Volkswagen Touareg engine
This brand is known for its excellent aggregates, so there are big expectations from 2017 Volkswagen Touareg, when it is about performances. It is expected that new model will be offered in various variants, but exact units are still unknown. It is still unknown what engine will carry over and which ones will be replaced. All in all, it is expected that base model will be powered with some 4-cylinder unit. A six cylinder unit is also expected, while V8 variant of third-generation model is under question. Hybrid powertrain is expected to remain, but some modifications are possible. It is also expected that 2017 Volkswagen Touareg will come with new 10-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox.
2017 Volkswagen Touareg release date
It is still early to speculate about possible release date of 2017 Volkswagen Touareg, but it is for sure that it will come somewhere in 2017.