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Volkswagen presents the New Touareg

26 March 2018

Equipped with the connectivity of a new era and a pioneering fusion of assistance, comfort, lighting and infotainment systems, the Volkswagen Touareg points the way to the future. At the same time, the exclusive SUV charges up its market segment with pure dynamism. The Touareg – as comfortable as it is dynamic, the most technically advanced Volkswagen of its era, has the potential to enthuse technology and design savvy drivers of premium class models of all sorts, reaching new target groups as well.

Volkswagen is presenting the fully digitalised Innovision Cockpit for the first time in the new Touareg. The digital cockpit with a 12-inch display and the Discover Premium infotainment system with a 15-inch display merge to form a digital operating, information, communication and entertainment unit that hardly needs any conventional buttons or switches. Always-on, offering intuitive control and maximum personalisation. The Touareg provides the blueprint for tomorrow's digital interior today. Drivers use the Innovision Cockpit to adapt the assistance, handling and comfort systems specifically to their personal tastes; the car becomes 'their' Touareg. This opens up a world in which the driver and onboard guests no longer have to adapt to the car; rather the car adapts to them. Like a new smartphone, Volkswagen is set up and tuned to personal needs. This is made possible by a new high level of connected systems and programmes controlled via digital interfaces and the multifunction steering wheel.

The Touareg is launching with the largest range of assistance, handling and comfort systems ever to be integrated into a Volkswagen. The driver experiences these systems as a single unit in the new Touareg, interconnected via a new central control unit working imperceptibly in the background, making travel safer, more convenient and intuitive than ever.

They include technologies such as the:

Night Vision Assistance System – detects people and animals in darkness via a thermal imaging camera.

Roadwork Lane Assist – a semi-automated steering and lane-keeping, accelerating and braking up to 60 km/h.

Front Cross Traffic Assist – reacts to cross traffic in front of the Touareg.

Active All-wheel Steering – making the Touareg handle like a compact car.

New roll stabilisation – with electromechanically controlled anti-roll bars.

'IQ. Light LED matrix Headlights' – interactive camera-based dipped and main beam headlight control and a 'Windshield Head-up Display' projected directly onto the windscreen.

Compared to its predecessor, the third generation Touareg is moderately wider and longer. The added exterior length leads to a significant increase in luggage capacity, from 697 to 810 litres (with the rear bench seat up). Cargo can therefore be hidden from onlookers by an optional electrically extending and retracting luggage compartment cover. Despite its increased length and width, the car body is 106 kg lighter due to its mixed material construction of 48% aluminium and 52% high-tech steel.

In Europe, Volkswagen will initially offer two V6 diesel engines for the new 2018 Touareg with outputs of 231 PS and 286 PS. In a number of markets, this will also be followed by a V6 petrol engine 340 PS and a V8 turbodiesel 421 PS. The 2018 Touareg is an important milestone in the largest product and technology campaign in the history of the Volkswagen brand. The brand's range of SUVs is also being expanded comprehensively. It currently consists of the T-Roc, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and the completely redesigned Touareg as Volkswagen's top SUV model. Volkswagen will also be further extending the lower end of its SUV range with the compact T-Cross and the first all-electric SUV from Volkswagen is also a sure thing: the I.D. CROZZ will arrive on the market in 2020.

For further information about the Touareg or any other model in the Volkswagen range. Please contact our Poole Volkswagen dealership on 01202 713000.

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