Volkswagen Touareg News

  • Night vision assist in 2018 Volkswagen Touareg

    Night vision systems for cars have been around for several years but they're still a rarity among mainstream models. That's starting to change and Volkswagen is the latest mainstream brand to introduce the tech. VW is introducing it as an available feature in its redesigned Touareg SUV, which sadly isn't coming to the United States. (We get the Atlas instead.) An infrared camera integrated at the front of the vehicle picks up heat coming from a living organism. It can detect animals or pedestrians more than 400 feet away and shows them as a highlighted yellow object in the digital instrument...

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    2018 Volkswagen Touareg revealed

    Volkswagen revealed a redesigned Touareg on Friday at a special ceremony in Beijing marking the automaker's presence in China, which it calls its second home. The new Touareg represents the third generation of the nameplate, and it's one that's been pushed much higher upmarket to reflect its new...

  • Teaser for 2018 Volkswagen Touareg debuting on March 23, 2018
    2018 Volkswagen Touareg to debut on March 23 in Beijing

    Volkswagen has locked in the reveal date for its third-generation Touareg, which we'll straight up tell you isn't coming to the United States. The covers will come off the new mid-size SUV on March 23 in Beijing, China. The formal debut will likely take place at the Beijing auto show scheduled for...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Touareg spy shots - Image via SB-Medien
    2018 Volkswagen Touareg spy shots

    Volkswagen is in the midst of an SUV onslaught that will see existing models like the Tiguan and Touareg not only redesigned but joined by several all-new models. It all started with the Atlas that debuted at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show and has continued with the redesigned Tiguan at the 2017...

  • 2017 Volkswagen Touareg
    Volkswagen Touareg dropped in US

    The 2017 model year will be the last for the Volkswagen Touareg in the United States. The mid-size SUV is in its second generation and while a redesigned model is just around the corner, we won’t see it here. The information was first reported by MotorTrend. Instead, VW will fill the gap left...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Touareg and Polo leaked - Image via Martin Swart/CAR South Africa
    2018 Volkswagen Touareg, Polo leaked

    Next-generation versions of the Volkswagen Touareg and Polo have been spotted in South Africa wearing minimal camouflage gear. The South African edition of CAR has several photos showing the vehicles ahead of their respective launches later this year. Both have already been spied in prototype form...

  • 2016 Volkswagen Touareg

    Volkswagen has announced a series of modest updates for the 2017 edition of its Touareg SUV, changes that come just prior to what is expected to be a full redesign next year. The big differences are in the details since the V-6-powered mid-size SUV remains mechanically unchanged. The mid-level Lux trim level has been renamed Wolfsburg Edition, and it also includes a number of upgrades for 2017. Namely, it gets new brushed aluminum trim inside; stainless steel for the door entry sills and pedals; a black headliner; the choice of two-tone Vienna leather seating surfaces or an all black...

  • 2016 Volkswagen Touareg R-Line Plus (European spec)
    Volkswagen unveils premium R-Line Plus package for Touareg

    Buyers of the Volkswagen Touareg overseas can now opt for a premium R-Line Plus package that adds a few extras to the handsome mid-size SUV over the regular R-Line package. The list includes 21-inch alloys, piano black trim, premium leather, 14-way adjustable front seats and a surround-view camera...

  • Teaser for Volkswagen SUV concept debuting at 2016 Beijing Auto Show
    VW to preview new Touareg with 2016 Beijing Auto Show concept

    Volkswagen has released a few teaser shots of an SUV concept it plans to unveil at next week’s 2016 Beijing Auto Show. VW says the concept shows the high-tech direction it plans to take in the premium SUV segment. This suggests elements of the concept will appear on the next Touareg, the...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Touareg
    2015 Volkswagen Touareg Set For 2014 Beijing Auto Show Debut

    Volkswagen’s second generation Touareg has enjoyed moderate sales since its launch in 2011, despite the vehicle’s lack of updates over the years apart from the addition of sporty R-Line trim. To reignite excitement in its mid-size SUV, VW will introduce an updated version for the 2015...

  • Volkswagen Snowareg gets fans ready for Rally Sweden
    Red Bull Snowareg Is A Snow-Thrashing Touareg On Tracks

    The Volkswagen Snowareg has been bringing snowy joy to the world for more than a year, but now that it's wearing Red Bull livery and thrashing about in the frosty forests of Sweden, that can only mean one thing: rally! ALSO SEE: This 963-HP, 196-MPH Mitsubishi Colt Is Totally Bonkers: Video The Red...

  • 2014 Volkswagen Touareg X
    Upmarket Volkswagen Touareg X Special Edition Lands In U.S.

    The Volkswagen Touareg SUV has been in production for more than 10 years now, and to celebrate the German automaker launched a special edition ‘Touareg X’ at the Paris Auto Show last year. This special edition Touareg X has finally landed in the U.S., and is priced from $56,170. Only...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Touareg spy shots

    As we recently reported, Volkswagen is preparing a facelift for its Touareg that we’re expecting to launch in the fall of 2014, as a 2015 model. Today, we have a spy video of a prototype for this 2015 Touareg, which was spotted testing on a public road in the Alps. Engineers typically use these roads for validation of transmission and braking systems, which one would expect this early in the car’s development. As this is only a mid-cycle update (the second-generation Touareg has been on sale since 2011), the visual changes to the car will be modest. Camouflage gear on the front...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Touareg spy shots
    2015 Volkswagen Touareg Spy Shots

    Volkswagen’s second generation Touareg has enjoyed moderate sales since its launch in 2011, despite the vehicle’s lack of updates over the years apart from the addition of sporty R-Line trim. To reignite excitement in its mid-size SUV, Volkswagen will introduce an updated version for...

  • 2014 Volkswagen Touareg R-Line
    2014 Volkswagen Touareg V-6 Models Get Sporty R-Line Trim

    Volkswagen has a number of exciting surprises planned for next week’s 2013 Detroit Auto Show, including the reveal of a seven-seat crossover concept that hints at a future production model. On top of this, we’re also promised a new performance Passat concept, a local debut of the Cross...

  • Volkswagen's Touareg Edition X
    Volkswagen Touareg Edition X Marks A Decade Of Production

    It’s hard to imagine, but the Volkswagen Touareg SUV, cousin to the Porsche Cayenne, has been in production for ten years now. While tradition calls for a celebratory gift of tin or aluminum for the tenth anniversary, Volkswagen is marking the occasion with a special Touareg Edition X for its...

  • Volkswagen Touareg R-Line
    Volkswagen Unveils Sporty R-Line Package For Touareg SUV

    This latest R-Line package for the new 2011 Touareg SUV was created by Volkswagen’s recently established ‘R’ Division, a department wholly owned by the automaker that is responsible for special projects including the upcoming Golf R as well as the R-Line and Volkswagen Exclusive...

  • Volkswagen Touareg Gold Edition
    Special Volkswagen Race Touareg 3, Gold Edition Shown In Qatar

    Two new Touaregs made their debut in Qatar today, with a special take on the Race Touareg 3 and, for the driver that can't get enough of anything, the Touareg Gold Edition. Yes, that's real 24-karat gold. Bling is not a worn-out term in Qatar, it appears--or at least not a worn-out concept...

  • Volkswagen wins 2011 Dakar Rally

    Volkswagen has managed to win the Dakar Rally for the third time in succession, with drivers Nasser AlAttiyah and Timo Gottschalk taking the top honors. They were joined by two other Volkswagen teams in second and third place, with all three teams competing with latest Race Touareg 3. The 2011 Dakar Rally was once again held in the extremes of Argentina and Chile as the original African location continues to prove too unsafe due to the threat of terrorism. The latest race was the 33rd running of the automotive marathon. Volkswagen is the only manufacturer to have won the automobile category...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Touareg
    2011 Volkswagen Touareg Priced From $44,450

    Volkswagen’s second-generation Touareg SUV is coming onto the market later this year with a sleek new body, more upscale appearance and a range of fuel efficient engines including a hybrid for the first time. But with styling and luxury amenities that are more Audi than Volkswagen, it’s...

  • 2012 Volkswagen Touareg R Hybrid rendering
    Rendered: 2012 Volkswagen Touareg R Hybrid

    Earlier this week we reported that Volkswagen was working on a new ‘R’ performance version of its recently revealed 2011 Touareg SUV, and now we have a new computer-generated depicting the car. As you may recall, the previous generation Touareg R50 featured a 5.0-liter V-10 turbodiesel...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Touareg
    Report: High-Performance Volkswagen Touareg R Hybrid In The Works

    Perhaps as a sign of the times, the most powerful model in the new 2011 Volkswagen Touareg lineup is a hybrid. In fact, with the launch of its second generation Touareg, Volkswagen decided to ditch a V-8 option altogether, replacing it instead with a similarly powerful V-6/electric motor hybrid...

  • Volkswagen Race Touareg 3
    Volkswagen Race Touareg 3: Doing Diesel In The Dirt

    The Dakar Rally isn't in Dakar anymore, but it's no less grueling. From ancient tombs waiting to swallow even the best of motorcyclists to simply vicious natural terrain, the 15-day race pits driver, crew, and machine against the clock, each other, and the worst Mother Nature has to throw at them...

  • Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 teaser
    New Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 SUV To Tackle Dakar Rally In 2011

    With the all-new 2011 Volkswagen Touareg recently making its debut, Volkswagen's motorsports division is now updating its off-roading Race Touareg in preparation for next year’s grueling Dakar Rally. With two Dakar Rally titles already under its belt, the Volkswagen Race Touareg is now moving...

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