Despite of the fact that the Volkswagen automotive company is not occupying the leading position in the automobile industry, the information concerning the upcoming auto giant is regularly published in the network.
Not long ago the manufacturer announced about their plans to produce the seven-seat crossover, and today the German press spreads the rumors among the people about the third generation of the Touareg flagship from Volkswagen.
By means of the new generation of the model launching, the German manufacturer plans to restore confidence in the automobile VW Group lineup after a huge Diesel Gate scandal. Will the manufacturer manage to regain the trust? The company has already received a lot of accusations; they mainly concerned the 2014 Touareg.
The indictment says that the crossover and even some other cars of the manufacturer had been equipped with illegal software as for the emission level.
The leadership disagrees with this and rejects these kinds of remarks. But, in spite of the really hard time, the Volkswagen press center announced the beginning of the creation of the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg of a new generation.
The New Model Exterior and Interior
Most likely, the seriously refined SUV will get an evolutionary upgrade of its exterior, which will make the image of the model more luxurious and premium.
It is yet too early to describe the visual components, but following the design idea of this car, it can be predicted that the body will be distinguished by distinct straight lines, streamlined shape, aggressive and at the same time balanced look.
The body weight reducing will provide the creators with an opportunity not to skimp on dimensions, and thereby the new model will have more than enough of free space inside.
However, whether the manufacturer is going to equip the interior with the third row of seats is currently unknown, and, after all, the positioning of the car as the flagship of the premium class and the presence of the seven-seat Cross Blue in the lineup of series inclines to an opinion of the majority that the novelty will still have five seats.
In general, the car looks very modern, elegant and unique. Due to its massiveness and expressiveness, the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg model will be identified among the rest of cars in the traffic flow.
This model is a close relative of the Audi Q7; it indicates that the third update of the crossover will be based on a completely new platform with a large number of components made of lightweight materials. The first ever vehicle of the SUV-class, Bentley Bentayga, was created on the basis of the very platform; in this connection, the ancestry of the fresh car is the most aristocratic.
Concerning to the powertrain it can be said that, most likely the Audi model will be powered by the new diesel engine producing 299 horsepower along with the V6 petrol unit with a capacity of 329 hp. But, of course, these are the units in the engine compartment space of for the most supercharged versions. It is quite likely, that the rechargeable plug-in hybrid model will be released, having much in common with the Audi Q7 e – tron.
It should be recalled that the Ingolstadt-based plug-in hybrid version has been developed on the three-liter TDI and electric motor, generating a total 375 hp of maximum power and 700 Nm of torque.
Like all of the above mentioned follows logical constructions, exactly the same way it is possible to speculate about the cost of the new 2017 Touareg model beforehand: at the moment it is significantly lower than for the main competitor, Audi Q7 (the cost of the latter in the territory of the Russian Federation (in the initial version) starting from 50 000 USD; and the more relevant Touareg is worth of more than 35 000 USD).
Apparently, in the future, the same price can be expected.