FU­SION OF SYS­TEMS

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The Touareg has the largest range of as­sis­tance, han­dling and com­fort sys­tems ever to be in­te­grated into a VW. Tech­nolo­gies in­clude the Night Vi­sion as­sis­tance sys­tem, Road­work Lane As­sist, Front Cross Traf­fic As­sist, ac­tive all-wheel steer­ing, roll sta­bil­i­sa­tion with elec­trome­chan­i­cally con­trolled anti-roll bars, Iq.light LED ma­trix head­lights, and Head-up Dis­play. Com­pared to its pre­de­ces­sor, the new Touareg is mod­er­ately wider and longer, in­creas­ing lug­gage ca­pac­ity from 697 to 810 litres (with rear bench seat up) but de­spite its in­creased length and width, the Touareg is now 106 kg lighter, thanks to mixed ma­te­rial con­struc­tion (48% alu­minium and 52% high-ten­sile steel).

V6 EN­GINES

The Touareg will ini­tially be of­fered in Europe with a choice be­tween twov6 diesel en­gines (170 kw and 210 kw) paired with the 4Mo­tion all-wheel-drive sys­tem and an eight-speed auto trans­mis­sion.this will be fol­lowed by a V6 petrol en­gine (250 kw) and a V8 tur­bod­iesel (310 kw) in some mar­kets, while a model with plug-in hy­brid drive (sys­tem power of 270 kw) is be­ing pre­pared for China.

Ac­cord­ing to Volk­swa­gen the 2018 Touareg rep­re­sents an im­por­tant mile­stone in the largest prod­uct and tech­nol­ogy cam­paign in the his­tory of the brand, and VWSA has con­firmed the new Touareg will be launched lo­cally in the third quarter of 2018.

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