The fresh new 2022 Volkswagen Touareg could hit markets later in the year. Reportedly, the latest version will feature many upgrades and improvements compared to its predecessor. Generally, the most exciting news is that VW will introduce a high-performance Touareg R model with a new PHEV system that develops around 455 hp and 515 lb-ft of torque.
Besides, the German manufacturer will also introduce a more modern interior filled with the latest technology. However, like the outgoing model, the new one will keep the same seating layout. The new flagship has room to fit five passengers in two rows comfortably. Generally, the latest Touareg is an answer to the models in the same class as the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Mercedes GLE, and BMW X5.
2022 Volkswagen Touareg Facelift
The upcoming 2022 Volkswagen Touareg is an attractive mid-size SUV that will receive some refreshments. Like its predecessor, the latest model is built on the popular MLFB architecture, which supports a hybrid powertrain. For 2022, the manufacturer mostly facelifted front fascia, adding a more attractive grille, similar to the Arteon model.
Interestingly, both flagship models share the same shaped LED headlights that are flanked to the grille. However, some of the parts of this SUV remain unchanged, like the side profile that is featuring the same attractive lines and stylish 19-inch alloy wheels. On the back, the upcoming SUV hosts better graphics on the taillights and the body-color bumper.
In terms of interior, the 2022 Volkswagen Touareg looks modern and is simply amazing. On top of that, it’s spacious, and it has room to fit five passengers in two rows. According to the German automaker, the next-generation Touareg will offer more high-tech features. First of all, the new 12-inch digital dashboard is available, and the Touareg comes standard with a wide 15-inch touchscreen.
Also, the standard is smartphone mirroring for Apple and Android devices, Bluetooth connectivity, and an eight-speaker stereo system. On the other hand, the new Touareg offers much more safety features. It now including adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keeping assist alongside automatic headlights and front and rear parking sensors.
2022 Volkswagen Touareg Powertrain Options
Like before, the Volkswagen Touareg will be available with a few engine options. The most potent is a 4.0-liter V8 diesel engine that produces 415 hp. Also, we heard that manufacturer could introduce a pair of V6 diesel engines with either 228 hp or 282 hp.
Besides, a plug-in hybrid variant is also available, and it combines a 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engine with an electric motor and an excellent battery capacity. Reportedly, the PHEV version model should deliver around 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.
Volkswagen Touareg R
The high-performance 2022 Volkswagen Touareg R is a pinnacle on the offers. This model gets a pretty punchy plug-in hybrid engine setup. This version is powered by a mighty 3.0-liter petrol V6 engine paired up with a 14.3kWh battery.
According to officials, the R model makes 462 hp, and it sent power to all four wheels through a DSG automatic gearbox. Volkswagen also claims it can go 28 miles on electricity alone, which is excellent.
Release Date, Price
The release date of the fresh new 2022 Volkswagen Touareg will begin later in 2021. VW confirms that it will arrive in Europe, and it could also hit United States shores.
As we mentioned, the redesigned Touareg is an answer to the recently introduced Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Mercedes GLE, and BMW X5. The new model will start at about $35,000 for the base model, while the high-performance Touareg R might start at less than $70k.