2018 Volkswagen Touareg is most advanced yet

2018 Volkswagen Touareg is most advanced yet

Fitted with the new Innovision Cockpit design, the new Touareg comes with plenty of safety systems and a V6-filled engine line-up.

Volkswagen has revealed its latest version of the Touareg large SUV, with the new model debuting in the Chinese capital of Beijing.

With an all-new design to the body, the car comes with more interior space than before – with 113 litres more boot space – and the model is longer and wider.

2018 Volkswagen Touareg large SUV

Overall weight, however, is down by 106kg thanks to a lighter mix of aluminium and steel.

Under the bonnet, customers initially will only be able to choose from a 281bhp V6 diesel, with a 228bhp version coming later. A 335bhp V6 petrol and V8 turbodiesel producing 415bhp are also expected to be added to the engine line-up.

A plug-in hybrid has also been developed for the Touareg, although that hasn’t been confirmed for the UK market.

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Tech-wise, the Touareg debuts Volkswagen’s new Innovision Cockpit setup which includes a 12-inch digital instrument display behind the steering wheel and a 15-inch central infotainment display – all housed in the same unit.

The Touareg also comes with the most safety features ever fitted to a Volkswagen model, as it comes with Night Vision assistance, Roadwork Lane assist, Front Cross Traffic assist, active all-wheel steering, roll stabilisation, LED matrix headlights and a head-up display projected directly on to the windscreen.

Prices and delivery dates will be announced in due course.

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