The unobvious sightings are quite rare in our automotive industry, and here that exception happened with the first spy-shots of next-gen “2018 Volkswagen Touareg”.
Yet the Touareg facelift is about to hit the showrooms, this upcoming SUV face of VW had seriously made the whir quite before announcement expected.
To brief it in detail and make way towards the clarification, the test mule is wearing skin of Audi Q7 but as the registration plate belongs to Braunschweig city of Germany – the nearby vicinity of Volkswagen R&D facility which made clear the company is testing the new MQB EVO platform. The new chassis is bound to cut down the weight massively ranging somewhere between 100 and 360kgs depending upon the model. A 10-speed (double-clutch gearbox) shall also be on the list.
In the performance department, excessive discussion are meant to be laid of offering it with four-cylinder unit and a plug-in hybrid models alongside the regular ones for a wider reach. The positioning of new Touareg will be in comparison somewhere above the current-gen as the company may bring in a low-cost SUV for the markets in which it is sold. Believably, the Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q8 are suggested to lend cues to it for being a part of the same parent company.
Hence, there is enormous time for the next-gen 2018 Volkswagen Touareg to roll-out of the factory, till then varied details may come out to feast upon the new Volkswagen face of experiencing off-road in a mile lap of luxury.
Psst…there were two test-mules quenched on the trailer waiting to be unleashed at Nurburgring.
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