Volkswagen Touareg R eHybrid

BY WION Drive news desk

The VW Touareg stands out as the ultimate contender in the large SUV segment, seamlessly blending the qualities of a luxurious touring car, a powerful towing companion, and a genuine off-road adventurer.

At the front, the complete unit with radiator grille and headlights and the front apron have been given a new look. Particularly striking are the IQ.Light HD LED matrix headlights, which come as standard except on the basic model.

Another unique Touareg feature is the newly designed rear, which now has a continuous horizontal LED strip for the tail light clusters and incorporates a red-illuminated Volkswagen logo for the first time (standard except for basic model).

The new Touareg will be launched in five powertrain versions. These all come with 3.0-litre V6 engines: one turbocharged petrol engine (250 kW/340 PS), two turbodiesel engines (170 kW/231 PS and 210 kW/286 PS) and two plug-in hybrid drives (V6 petrol engine plus electric drive motor).

The Touareg's innovative assist systems include technologies such as Travel Assist (assisted driving up to maximum speed), Area View (360-degree bird's eye view shown on the infotainment system display to facilitate manoeuvring),

The Volkswagen Touareg is equipped with a new roof load sensor that is closely integrated with the running gear electronics.

If a roof box is fitted, the sensor detects this and passes on the information to assist systems such as Electronic Stability Control. This system then in turn intervenes earlier to increase driving stability.

The VW Touareg is equipped as standard with the Innovision Cockpit - an intuitive combination of digital instruments (Digital Cockpit, display diagonal 30.5 cm, 1,920 x 720 pixels) and the Discover Pro Max high-end infotainment system with a central touchscreen (display diagonal 38.1 cm, 1,920 x 1,020 pixels).

As a 'one-screen design', the two displays form a continuous digital landscape on one viewing and operating axis. Among other things, the Innovision Cockpit now offers lane-level navigation and high-resolution HD map data.

Depending on equipment, the new wheel rims in the designs Coventry (19-inch, standard for R-Line), Braga (20-inch, standard for R), Napoli (21-inch) and Leeds (21-inch) immediately catch the eye in the side view