News ID : 2227
Publish Date : 23 March 2018 - 17:22
Volkswagen revealed a redesigned Touareg on Friday at a special ceremony in Beijing marking the automaker's presence in China, which it calls its second home.
Khodrocar - The new Touareg represents the third generation of the nameplate, and it's one that's been pushed much higher upmarket to reflect its new status as flagship of the VW brand. That role was previously filled by the Phaeton, but the full-size sedan was discontinued in 2016 and an electric successor isn't due until early next decade.

The new Touareg adopts a wider, more dynamic look than the outgoing model. It's bigger, too. At 192 inches, it's 3.0 inches longer than before. It's also 1.7 inches wider (78 inches) and 0.3 inches shorter (67 inches) than the model it replaces.

Impressively, VW has managed to shed as much as 233 pounds from the curb weight in some variants. That's thanks mostly to the SUV version of the Volkswagen Group's MLB platform that underpins the vehicle. The platform, which features multi-material construction, is common to the Audi Q7, Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus and Porsche Cayenne. It means the VW benefits from many of the features of its more premium siblings including air suspension, rear-wheel steering and roll stabilization.

Also reflecting the vehicle's new premium status, VW has designed the interior to be as plush as a luxury SUV offering. There's also a digital dash with a 12.0-inch screen serving as the instrument cluster and a 15.0-inch for the infotainment hub. VW calls the design the Innovision Cockpit.

There are also electronic driver aids including automatic emergency braking, driver fatigue warning, and a night vision camera.

Source: motorauthority

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