The new 2021 Volkswagen Touareg R Design is one of the hottest SUVs on the market. It offers a more aggressive look than the Touareg base model and is powered by a more reliable plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Besides that, the newest R version uses the same platform MLB” architecture as the models like Audi Q8, Bentley Bentayga, and Lamborghini Urus. Also, the cabin of this SUV looks modern and there are many new amenities around.
2021 Volkswagen Touareg R Design
The R-badged variants of Volkswagen’s Touareg model look astonishing. From the latest images, we can see more aggressive styling than on the previous one. Basically, every inch of this SUV is crafted precisely and thanks to that, aerodynamic is a way better than on the standard one. As we mentioned, this luxury sporty SUV sits on the same MLB” vehicle architecture that is used in the current Audi Q8, Bentley Bentayga, and Lamborghini Urus.
The styling changes on the R-badged VW is mostly visible from all sides. We basically most like the front of this SUV. The manufacturer used black grille and we can see small chrome R-badging, body-colored bumpers, lower door cladding and darken LED taillights. Unlike the latest Golf R model, the upcoming Touareg R comes with the dual angular exhaust tips instead of the quad round finishers. This model use 20-inch wheels, and a more stylish 22-inch as optional.
Interior Hosts a New 15-inch Infotainment Touchscreen
Inside, the recently showed 2021 Volkswagen Touareg R provides a modern and stylish cabin. There will be plenty of upscale materials and techs. The most exclusive package inside made especially for the Touareg R is the black Puglia leather.
We like the look of the new Vienna leather with crystal gray stitching and high gloss black and silver-look center console trim. Also, we can see inside the new multifunction steering wheel ahead of the 12-inch Innovision Digital Cockpit, a 15-inch infotainment touchscreen, and four-zone climate control. Like on most of the SUVs, there will be a long list of optional features. So, with additional cost, buyers can get a Travel Assist, an almost-hands-free adaptive cruise that works up to 155 mph, and Trailer Assist.
Under the Hood
The latest 2021 Volkswagen Touareg R is one powerful SUV. Thank its turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine and electric motor, this model delivers an astonishing output of total 456 horsepower. Besides that, this model deploys a huge 14.1-kWh battery pack that lives under the luggage compartment. On top of that, the Touareg R model uses an eight-speed automatic gearbox that channels powertrain’s grunt to the all-wheel-drive system.
Bentley Bentayga hybrid uses a similar powertrain, but it delivers fewer horses. However, it comes with a significant 17.3-kWh battery that provides 16 miles of electric motoring. Touareg R surely falls short of its British family member’s outright EV range. Generally, the Touareg hybrid setup should deliver sprightlier acceleration than the Bentley. According to the latest testing results, the new SUV runs from 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds.
2021 Volkswagen Touareg R Release Date and Price
One of the most astonishing SUVs in the VW line is the definitively new Touareg R model. Thanks to the new Touareg plug-in’s system, the upcoming model will be more competitive. Also, the manufacturer added more aggressive and sporty styling.
According to the numerous reports, the high-performance plug-in hybrid version will be firstly available to American consumers. On the other hand, the Touareg R model will also be available in Europe this summer. We are still waiting for more information about its price.