The new generation of the familiar mid-size crossover is on its way. Right after the launch of the new generation, we expect to see its electrified version, which will most likely come as 2019 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid. The third generation of the famous SUV will come with significant changes. Besides new powertrain options, we will see various changes in many aspects.
First of all, the new model will not be available in North America anymore. The company launched a completely new model called Atlas, which is designed to meet specific demand of U.S. drivers. So, the new-generation Touareg with specs that suits more to European drivers, although it will be available in other parts of the world too. It will come on with a new platform, feature new styling, but also come with many improvements in terms of comfort and convenience. The 2019 Touareg Hybrid will arrive next year.
2019 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the new 2019 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid will be pretty much the same as gasoline and diesel models. The company is finalizing the new, third generation. This model will come with various improvements. First of all, it will ride on a versatile MLB platform, just like its more luxurious corporate siblings Cayenne and Q7. This means that the new generation will feature bigger dimensions. Despite it will be larger we expect to see some nice weight savings.
The new platform utilizes much of lightweight materials like aluminum and HSS. So, this should definitely provide some improvement in terms of fuel economy, even when it comes to gasoline models. Besides all these technical improvements, we will also see a completely new styling and cabin design.
2019 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid styling
The electrified version of the new-generation Touareg will come with the pretty much same styling. We don’t expect to see many distinctive details, compared to conventional models. As we already mentioned, the new model will be a slightly larger than before. Moreover, many expect new 2019 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid will be a more upscale, compared to previous versions. We have always considered VW as a mainstream brand it always flirts with premium class. This time, the new crossover will step up for a bit. This will reflect even in terms of exterior look. Compared to the outgoing model, it will come with a similar shape. However, it will adopt the brand’s newest design language and even add some interesting new details to emphasize attractiveness.
We expect nothing less inside. The new dashboard should combine premium materials with completely digital controls. Also, expect a richer offer of standard equipment.
2019 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid powertrain
Although the arrival of new hybrid version is pretty much certain, we still don’t know more precise details about the new powertrain. According to some reports, we will see a mild hybrid first. This version could feature an electric motor in a combination with a large 3.0-liter V6, making a total output of 400 horsepower, roughly. Other reports suggest that the company will aim for some more efficient version, with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine. In any case, the new 2019 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid will certainly feature an all-electric mode, with a max range around 30 miles.
In the future, we should see a plug-in hybrid version in the offer as well. On the other side, the all-electric powertrain will probably remain exclusive for the upcoming models from the I.D. line. Finally, current internal-combustion engines should carry over, but with some improvements in efficiency.
2019 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid release date and price
The 2019 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid will come next year. However, we still don’t have information about some more precise date. As we already mentioned, the new generation is about to go a little bit upscale. So, expect a higher starting price. This particular version will probably cost somewhere between 60.000 and 70.000 dollars.