The upcoming 2019 Volkswagen Touareg is a 5-passenger SUV with luxury interior and very efficient engine. Many of you might mistake Touareg for the new Tiguan. Coming from the same manufacturer, with similar lines and proportions, these two Volkswagen SUVs are difficult to tell apart.
The upcoming Touareg is a two-row mid-size SUV, that offers a premium appeal and safety features, even with the base model. Thanks to its all-wheel-drive system, Touareg is a great vehicle for different types of terrain, like dirt or snow.
2019 Volkswagen Touareg Sporty Look
The Touareg will keep its handsome, muscle appearance. All models will feature bright bi-xenon headlights, and chrome roof rail has been added. The front silver grille look lined and is connecting LED headlights.
The silver trims continue down the side of the vehicle, with some sharp lines being added. The Touareg’s rear features are much more rounded, and it’s now boasted with slim, angular brake lights. A new, smaller hatch is upgraded, giving the 2019 Touareg more sporty look. Higher trims will also feature a panoramic sunroof and power tailgate.
2019 Volkswagen Touareg Interior
Touareg will feature the same tech like in Tiguan, and even more. This 5-passenger SUV will provide you with the amazing infotainment system. The base model will feature a fake leather, while the real leather is available from mid-trim Wolfsburg. Rear-seat legroom could be better, but the fronts seats are very comfortable and roomy.
The rear seats of the 2019 Volkswagen Touareg can be folded in order to make more space for cargo. A 12.3-inch display is added behind the steering wheel, while the head-up display is placed on top of the dashboard.
The base model is now coming with more driving and safety systems like adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning and even a blind-spot monitor.
Automatic climate control, heated front seats, rearview camera and 8-speaker audio system are included as well. Furthermore, an 8-inch infotainment system with navigation is all-new.
2019 Volkswagen Touareg Executive Trim
The executive trim will bring much more features like side mirrors heated, power folding, memory, integrated flood lighting, Automatic Bi-xenon headlight, LED DRL and 21- inch wheels with many other features.
As for the interior, this trim will also add 10 speakers, parking camera with an overhead view, Vienna leather, 14-way seat configuration with 4 lumbar way, heated and ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel.
Safety Features and Crash Test Rating
|Electronic Stability Control or ESC|
|ABS System and Traction Control|
|Side Impact Beams|
|Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags|
|Park Pilot Front and Rear Parking Sensors|
|Blind Spot Sensor|
|Emergency Braking Forward Collision|
|Lane Departure Warning|
|Low Tire Pressure Warning|
|Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags|
|Curtain 1st and 2nd Row Airbags|
|Airbag Occupancy Sensor|
|Power Rear Child Safety Locks|
|Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners|
|Area View Back-Up Camera|
|Area View Front Camera|
|Area View Left Side Camera|
|Area View Right Side Camera|
As you can see from the list above, the new model comes with many safety and security. In the crash test rating this model gain 4,5 stars of five stars.
2019 Volkswagen Touareg XL version?
From some rumors, the manufacturer is also working on one more version of Touareg called XL. This model will be much wider and can accumulate seven people. We expect spacious interior for all passengers. Furthermore, this version will be a good choice for all large family.
The 2019 Volkswagen Touareg is coming with a single engine, a gasoline 3.6-liter V6. This unit can produce up to 280hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. While this engine is fuel efficient, it can struggle to move Touareg’s mass. All the models are coming with AWD, and all the models are using an 8-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Volkswagen Touareg Fuel Consumption
Fuel economy is 17mpg in the city and 23mpg on the highway. However, if you are looking for a new diesel SUV, you’ll have to opt for some other carmaker, as Volkswagen will not make one. A plug-in hybrid option is also a good bet at the moment.
2019 Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity and Trailering
|Maximum Towing Capacity||7800 lbs|
|Dead Weight Hitch – Max Tongue Wt||771 lbs|
|Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Trailer Wt||7715 lbs|
|Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Tongue Wt||773 lbs|
|Dead Weight Hitch – Max Trailer Wt||7717 lbs|
2019 Volkswagen Touareg Price and Release date
The approaching 2019 Volkswagen Touareg is coming with some new and better features, but it also means a higher price. The price for new Touareg could be around $50,500. Mid-trim Wolfsburg will cost $54,000. The Executive edition or also called fully loaded model will cost somewhere over $62,000.
Comparing the prices with some competitors, we can conclude that the Touareg will cost more than the Ford Edge, Lincoln RX and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Even some luxury SUVs like BMX X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE aren’t far from the Touareg’s basic price. However, the newest Touareg could make a debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.