2021 Volkswagen Touareg First Look, Plug-in Hybrid Specs

After so much speculation, the new 2021 Volkswagen Touareg will finally arrive in the following year, and it will introduce numerous changes. According to the latest news, the upcoming Touareg will be available in the US and Europe sometime in 2020.

The forthcoming model will bring a more attractive design, and it will adopt new technologies, better comfort, and performances. Volkswagen is currently working on an even hotter version Touareg R-Line. This model will get more sporty styling, and it will be also the first one that will be powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

2021 Volkswagen Touareg

2021 Volkswagen Touareg Redesign

The design of the newest 2021 Volkswagen Touareg will be changed, and it will look more sporty. Like the Porsche Cayenne model, the new Touareg underpinnings the same MLB platform. Thanks to this platform, the manufacturer will introduce a new plug-in hybrid. In addition to plug-in hybrid technology, Volkswagen is already using a 48V mild-hybrid system on some models in its line.

The manufacturer completely changed front of the 2021 Volkswagen Touareg. Most of the changes are visible on the new grille that is similar to the Arteon model. Also, both models have headlights that are “connected” to the grille. These updates make the new Touareg different from the rest of Volkswagen’s line of SUVs.

2021 Volkswagen Touareg cabin

Cabin Design and Equipment

The 2021 Volkswagen Touareg is considered one of the most completed SUVs on the market. Moreover, this model offers an excellent and stylish cabin with several new technological types of equipment.

The interior will feature an advanced 12-inch digital dashboard working in pairs with a gigantic 15-inch touchscreen. Also, standard equipment includes electrically adjustable front lumbar support, two-zone digital “Climatronic” air conditioning, Ambient lighting and eight speakers. Comfort is guaranteed for all passengers inside. Also, safety assistance is better now, and it includes adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and a blind-spot monitor.

2021 Volkswagen Touareg side

Powertrain Specs

The newest 2021 VW Touareg will be available with few powertrain options. The base model comes with a 3.0 V6 turbodiesel engine that will be able to deliver 231 hp. However, this engine will be also offered with a stronger output of 285 hp.

Gasoline powertrain will be introduced with a V6 engine that makes 340 hp. The most powerful and top of the offer is a 4.0 V8 diesel that produces 421 hp. This engine, thanks to high torque, will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9-second.

Plug-in Hybrid

2021 Volkswagen Touareg R-line model is available as well. This version will be the first one that will use a plug-in hybrid powertrain. From some gossip, this model will be available with the same V6 PHEV drivetrain that is under the Audi Q8 model.

This engine consists of a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6, electric motor, and 14.1 kWh battery pack. Thanks to this combination, the plug-in hybrid delivers 443 hp and can also travel on EV mode 32 miles.

2021 Volkswagen Touareg rear

2021 Volkswagen Touareg Price and Release Date

Officials have not yet revealed information about the value of the new 2021 Volkswagen Touareg. However, from the experts’ view, the base model with a V6 engine should not pass the $50,000.

Volkswagen Touareg R-Line which comes with the newly introduced plug-in hybrid engine may start at $89,000. Both models will debut at some point during the following year.

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