Volkswagen has provided yet another glimpse into the new generation Touareg, which will be unveiled next month in China, and go on sale in June.
Taken around the Spanish town of Saragossa, the images reveal the SUV’s interior for the first time, and as promised, it gets digital instrumentation, 12-inches in size. The unit, which will provide drivers with all the necessary information right in front of them, is joined by a 15-inch display for the infotainment system and air conditioning control.
Both of them “are integrated into the instrument panel and appear as one surface“, as the automaker explains.
These latest teasers also reveal a dashboard inspired by the Arteon, ambient lighting, electrically operated seats with memory function, and several driving modes likely accessible via one of the two rotary dials (or perhaps both). Volkswagen says that the new Touareg also features “real wood and aluminum-applications” to enhance its luxury feeling.
Engineers tested the pre-series vehicles for a grand total of more than three million kilometers (1,864,000 miles) so far, in cold and hot regions, and have compared the SUV’s ability to steer “around extremely narrow bends” to that of “a Golf“.
This achievement comes courtesy of “a new stabilizing system” as well as rear-axle steering, which allows the rear wheels to turn in the opposite direction to the front ones at speeds under 37km/h (23mph). This also reduces the turning radius from the current model’s 12.20m (40.03ft) to 11.13m (35.51ft).