The upcoming 2018 VW Touareg Hybrid is slated for a release later this year and it comes with a serious facelift. Aside from having a brand-new hybrid engine, it will also sport a good number of both interior and exterior updates and revisions. However, due to its somewhat high price, the new Touareg will still lag behind its competition in terms of popularity.
Thankfully, the German giant has introduced just enough additions so as to make its new vehicle competitive with the Porsche Cayenne, Ford Edge and the BMW X5.
2018 VW Touareg Hybrid – Design Update
Outside, the 2018 VW Touareg Hybrid preserves its good look and muscled appearance. It even comes with a few updates, which subtly enhance the overall look. The new Touareg will also keep the proportions of the previous models, something that current fans will certainly appreciate.
The biggest change, however, comes in the form of a new platform. This new platform, also used by some other similar vehicles, will give the Touareg much more flexibility and versatility. It will also decrease the SUV’s weight, which will certainly improve its performance and fuel consumption. When it comes to the exterior updates, some of the most notable ones include new, bi-xenon headlights, chromed roof rails, and a reworked panoramic sunroof. All in all, the 2018 Touareg is a sleeker, lighter version of itself, and it is definitely a looker.
Inside, the 2018 VW Touareg Hybrid hits a perfect balance between luxury and mainstream aesthetics. It is a marked improvement over the previous models, and it only goes higher with more expensive trims. While the base models feature lots of faux leather, premium ones come covered with quality natural leather and a plethora of other luxurious materials. Aside from feeling classy, the Touareg’s interior is also quite comfortable too.
This is ensured with fully adjustable, plush seats and a large amount of legroom and headroom. When it comes to the cargo space, the 2018 VW Touareg Hybrid doesn’t disappoint. We should also mention that the rear seats can be slid and folded for and aft. This results in a much better accommodation for both the passengers and the cargo.
In the tech department, the newest Touareg brims with high tech gadgets. There is a 7-inch touchscreen display, a 10-speaker Dynaudio sound system, advanced navigation and climate control, and a plethora of safety measures and systems.
Engine Specs and Performance of the 2018 VW Touareg Hybrid
The 2018 VW Touareg Hybrid will solely on a single hybrid engine. It combines a 3.0-liter turbocharged engine and an electric motor. The electric motor gives 35kW power that produces 46 hp.
According to the German automaker, the hybrid is capable of outputting almost 380 horsepower. It will have an all-electric range of 30 to 35 miles. Of course, this engine does not only improve the Touareg’s performance but it also vastly enhances its fuel efficiency as well.
Release Date and Price
Those waiting for the latest Touareg hybrid will not have to wait long, as the SUV is expected to hit the market by the end of 2017. Price-wise, the base variant will go for around $60.000.