2017 Volkswagen Touareg Release Date, Specs, Review – The new large crossover is being released under the name of 2017 Volkswagen Touareg and will be issued next year. The car has been reported to be based on the CrossBlue concept that was made available quite recently. This made possible the newest evolutionary design to be available which will completely change the look of the vehicle. Volkswagen has been looking for something to make their cars more approaching and interesting and it appears that they are going to do so with the latest Touareg model.
Their aim is to make the vehicle much more interesting for the general buyer and they are starting with a much more sophisticated look. The premium appearance of the car is going to start with the newest version of the car and from this model we may get to have other future model featuring the same kind of elegant lines and cues to their designs.
The designers have given the vehicle a new personality with the added elements and in a way breathe new life in it. The modern day mechanics of the vehicle makes for a much interesting ride and a better concept for the car as they are not only coming out with a new type of a design but also include a new optionally added equipment for the car, making it richer, but also a new engine version, making it a bit more powerful and versatile. Our review thoroughly presents the available information about the car and you can read all about it here.
2017 Volkswagen Touareg price and release date
The current information do not offer us an exact release date for the upcoming 2017 Volkswagen Touareg. The vehicle was announced as a 2017 model and it will certainly arrive by then but there are some speculations which say that we will be able to see the car as early as the beginning of the year but we are not that optimistic when it comes to the release of the car. A more believable and suitable option is mid-2017 and all reports suggest that this is a much better period for the car to be released. There are still some kinks that need to be worked out thus the production level vehicle may take a bit longer than initially planned.
The car is going to come at a starting price of $43,000, but that is without any of the added equipment that car might come with. The vehicle ‘s price is expected to climb up to around $64,000 as the highest trim level will be available for a price closer to that figure.
2017 Volkswagen Touareg engine options
There have been many talks and assumptions which are linked with the newest 2017 Volkswagen Touareg vehicle and its engines. The bottom line is that the vehicle is going to offer us a few options regarding the powertrain but there is no official information to state which one is going to be the ones that make it inside the car. The most apparent option is using a 4-cylinder engine as a base version and using the six-cylinder one as the secondary option. The third generation V-8 engine is also one of the possibilities that are being rumored about.
Thus from our point of view we see the new 2017 Touareg boasting a 2.0-liter four-cylinder as its base option which is going to leave it with an output of 252 hp and 272 pound-feet of torque. The secondary option may well be the 3.0-liter V-6 with the production level set at 333 hp and 325 pound-feet of torque. We do not exclude the 3.0-liter TDI engine which was also regarded as a high option for the newest vehicle. The last option will enable the latest Volkswagen product to achieve an output of 272 hp and also 442 pound-feet of torque. What we anticipate the most is the car using the new 10-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission which will enable the car to get better fuel economy rates and make the shifting much smoother.
2017 Volkswagen Touareg exterior changes
What the initial thought about the exterior dosing of the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg is that it is going to use the MLB Evo platform as a base for the car. This will make the car a very modern version and a pretty useful vehicle all in all. There are some parts which are going to be based on the latest Porsche Cayenne and are going to make it an overall better car. What they are going to do for the upcoming model is to make the materials lighter. What this is going to bring is the enable much better fuel economy rates and make it a better performance as well. It was not announced with are going to be the materials that are going to be used but it is certain that a aluminum based material is going to replace the traditional ones that were used for the previous car.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 5.9 in. (113.9 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 8.8 in. (188.8 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 4.4 in. (76.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 104 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 32.1 cu.ft. (max 64.0 cu.ft.)
Curb weight: 4696 lbs.
Top Speed: 125 mph
0-60: 6.9 sec
MPG: 17/23 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Black Oak Brown Metallic, Canyon Gray Metallic, Dark Flint Metallic, Deep Black Metallic, Moonlight Blue, Pure White, Reef Blue Metallic, Reflex Silver Metallic, Sand Gold Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 7716 lbs.
The interior of the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg is going to benefit from its exterior design and the dimensions it brings. Thanks to the overall design the space inside the vehicle is going to be ample and it is going to allow for much more roominess and enable the passengers to feel comfortable. The Touareg is going to be fitted with a premium setting which is going to be aimed at maximum comforts. The car is going to remain with three rows of seats and they are not going to change their concept. The seven-seat seating arrangement is what the vehicle is going to use and all the passengers are going to enjoy the high comfort levels the car offers them.
As the MLB Evo platform that is going to be utilized here is already applied to such vehicles as Bentley and Porsche. Thus we expect to see a similar kind of a setup that was given inside a Porsche Cayenne. The car also adopts some Audi Q7 SUV features as the latest car was perfectly designed. If the car manages to adopt the features of the Q7 vehicles to perfection we are in for a perfect SUV crossover car.
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