The 2019 Volkswagen Touareg is celebrating its world premiere in Beijing, China, Friday, at 10:00am CET (5:00am EST).
Brought to China after a road trip of more than 16,000km (9,942miles), which started in Bratislava, Slovakia, where production will commence soon, it’s billed as the most advanced and dynamic SUV ever developed by the German car brand.
So, what’s there to keep in mind? That would be the Arteon-like styling that’s found on the exterior and inside, and the Group’s MLB architecture beneath. The platform is shared not only with the latest Audi Q7, but with the more posh Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus, too.
Volkswagen released a few images with the cabin where the more premium materials are visible, in addition to the ambient lighting. Nevertheless, one of the most exciting features is what the company calls two displays “integrated into the instrument panel” that “appear as one surface”, likely similar to what Mercedes has done to its vehicles, and will do to the new GLE, one of Touareg’s challengers.
At first, customers should expect two petrols and a diesel, but the engine family is going to grow. Some sources talk about a potential VR6 for the Touareg R, as well as a V8 TDI and a PHEV, so things should be interesting in this department, as well.
Volkswagen’s new flagship SUV, which will be kept outside North America, will also get other features such as air suspension and rear-wheel steering.
We expect it to cost more than the current iteration, which starts at €54,700 (equal to $67,267) in Germany.