Fans of SUVs are getting another early present, 2024 VW Touareg is getting a redesign. The German manufacturer dubbed the people’s car for a good reason. Their designs are amazing, vehicles are sturdy and long-lasting all that while the price doesn’t go through the roof. Touareg has been around for quite a while, two decades to be exact. And has received much attention from designers and from buyers. It had the good look SUV fans were looking for. The powertrain was reliable and didn’t burn through the whole fuel tank in a day. But the previous generation could have done better. This is mainly because there have been a lot of well-designed SUVs on the market.
So, the competition getting fiercer forced VW’s hand and made them pull the trigger on another redesign. The interior needs a bit more luxury per some reports. And we agree, there are a lot of cabins on the market that look like first-class airplanes. So, the German manufacturer has to follow suit. The exterior will slightly change, but the idea is the same. Some minor changes might happen. The powertrain might receive the biggest update so far, and there are rumors about the looming electrification. Let’s take a look at what the new Touareg looks like.
The inside of the 2024 VW Touareg is spacious and luxurious. This is what we expected from the big SUV. There is enough space for the third row but there isn’t an option for that. Therefore, the cargo space is quite big and can be increased if the second row is folded. Upholstery is improved with better materials and some contrast stitching.
There are many colors so you can personalize your vehicle. The infotainment system has standard connectivity and is 12 inches in size. The dashboard is digital as well and makes tracking information much easier. Moonroof and ambient lightning are also added. Hands-free driving should be available at this price tag.
VW Touareg Facelift
The outside isn’t poised to change a lot. The fresh 2024 VW Touareg will look similar to its predecessor. There are minor body design changes to improve handling and make it more ergonomic. This also helps with aerodynamics and improving fuel economy.
The front fascia is not as aggressive as some expected, it is very stylish and sleek. The wheels are 19-inch lightweight rims to shave off some weight and improve the power-to-weight ratio. Ride height is still tall and doesn’t be surprised if you see a Touareg going a bit off-road.
Touareg and Touareg R Specs
The new 2024 VW Touareg will have a familiar powertrain lineup although with some new additions. There are a lot of people who are claiming that when someone doesn’t introduce a new engine it’s a bad thing. We beg to differ, when something is working as intended, it has good fuel economy and power then why mess with the winning formula? There are namely four powertrains on offer. And diesel fans will be happy to hear that there will be a diesel option available. There are a petrol V6 and a diesel version. We have the option of a plug-in hybrid V6 TSI. While there is also the fourth option the PHEV model which is the best-performing model. It gets 375 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque.
All of the vehicles are coming with VW’s own automatic transmission with eight gears and all-wheel drive is standard on all models. The 3.0-liter TDI diesel V6 gets 230 horsepower and can achieve 60 mph in just 7.5 seconds. Quite impressive for the gargantuan SUV. There is also a more powerful diesel version with 280 horsepower and achieves sixty a second faster with a maximum speed of 146 mph. The petrol 3.0-liter V6 TSI achieves 0-60 in 5.9 seconds and that makes it the fastest car in the lineup. The hybrid version of the petrol engine has 380 horsepower which is more than enough for the big Touareg.
There is also concern about the possible electrification. It is obviously not happening this time around. But it is bound to happen due to regulations about emissions becoming more strict. The traditional combustion engines will at some point become obsolete and discontinued. So, some SUVs have already made the jump to green energy. The architecture and platform would need to be new in order to accommodate the electrical powertrain. This is more than a simple redesign. There would be extra cargo space under the hood in that case. Not that the Touareg needs extra space. If huge working pickups can do well with a battery pack, we don’t see why the SUV couldn’t do even better.
The battery pack in question should be around 150 kWh but it wouldn’t surprise us if it was even greater. The range with that size would be upwards of 400 miles on a single charge per some calculations. Many manufacturers are making the jump to EVs, so we might see VW do the same. However, it won’t be this time around. We will still have to make do with traditional engines and the current lineup is quite good. We should mention that the Touareg will not arrive in the US. The big SUV is not something the North American market needs since compact SUVs are the most popular category thereafter pickups.
The 2024 VW Touareg does come with a bit of a trade-off. It is powerful but also it is not the most fuel-economical SUV out there. The big SUV gets 19 mpg of combined driving, 23 on the open road and 17 in the city. A better hybrid version would improve these numbers greatly.
2024 VW Touareg Price and Release Date
The new 2024 VW Touareg will hit the road in 2023. Probably in the second half. The price will start at almost $80,000 which is not cheap. But there are a lot of quality features coming at that price. Competition is fierce and we will have to wait and see how the big SUV fares.