Volkswagen Plans Complete Engine Overhaul for Their Next Generation Touareg SUV
|   Saturday, April 19, 2014
Volkswagen has done way with its current range of hybrid and V8 power trains for its Touareg SUV. We expect a new engine lineup, to be unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show, later this month. Despite the V8 diesel and hybrid power trains going obsolete, Volkswagen has confirmed plans to retain their highly popular 3.0 TDI engine, displacing 210 BHP, with power ranging from 242 to 254 BHP.

The German car makers have added a range of fuel saving measures on their new lineup, including low rolling resistive tires, battery regenerative systems and stop / start, to make their vehicles EU6 compliant.
A new catalytic converter is also in place, reducing emissions thanks to additional AdBlue technology. Volkswagen is claiming 42.8 MPG on its 201 BHP displacing variant, along with CO2 emissions of 174 g/km.

The higher placed 254 BHP variant emits 178 g/km of CO2, while returning 41.5 MPG. Bi xenon head lamps are being offered as standard on all variants, along with a modified bumper. Minor modifications have also been made to its entire exterior frame, which gives it an aggressive stance. However, we do not expect any major design changes on this vehicle, at this moment. Post collision braking system has been added on all variants of this car, while exterior paint schemes, alloyed rims and leather interior is provided as standard.

The Touareg is one of Volkswagen's most popular creations of all times and is quite popular in class too. Numerous modifications have been done to it over time, which helps it cope up to current times. Fuel efficiency is one of the primary problems hindering Touareg sales and Volkswagen has plans to fix this once and for all. The new range of engines could be mated to 8 speed transmission systems for better reliability and ease of long distance cruising.

Suspension and chassis upgrades provide better body and steering control. Emergency braking is also expected on this vehicle, while lowered suspension is a must, for better handling. The new Touareg is a versatile machine and has been prepped especially for the road. It is too early to comment on engine specifications at this moment, although we plan on getting back to you, as soon as Volkswagen comes up with definite answers.

The front end has been completely overhauled, which gives this vehicle a poised and elegant outlook. Use of chrome is liberal on this vehicle, while dimensions have been increased to provide a larger feel. The radiator grille has been uplifted too, to provide a longer V like feel up front. Space on its rear end has increased, which facilitates additional space and comfort for second row passengers.

The Touareg is now capable of carrying an additional luggage load, which is always a good thing when heading on a long road trip. Volkswagen has made all the necessary changes required to make this vehicle classy and desirable and we hence expect sales to pick up pace, within the first few months of being unveiled.
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