2016 VW Touareg TDI engine, price, changes

German producer prepares big makeover for its 2016 VW Touareg. Its changes will start with completely new platform, which will bring couple of news and changes. Beside new architecture, VW will continue in changing mode with exterior and interior design as well as with the performance of the popular Touareg. As one of the best-equipped SUVs on the market, 2016 model year will bring features which will only reinforce the position of the Touareg on the markets worldwide.

2016 VW Touareg Front

2016 VW Touareg changes

As for most of its rivals and nowadays SUVs, the decision for 2016 VW Touareg new platform came due to latest solutions in that department. New platforms offer many conveniences for car producers, such as lower body weight, and versatility of their vehicles. These instant conveniences bring several other upgrades, such as fuel economy, aerodynamics, safety and handling.

New Touareg will be built on VW’s MLB modular platform, which will shed its weight by up to 300kg, which is around 650 lbs. Although it will also feature small size changes, it will continue to offer two rows of seats, and enough room for 5 passengers. According to some sources, VW may offer optional third row, for US market only, which would additionally enhance its sales.

Interior will be made out of materials of highest quality, while the design will match the prefix “luxury” it carries. All three trim levels, Sport, Lux, and Executive will be available, while German giant will also offer Hybrid variant of popular Touareg.

2016 VW Touareg Interior

2016 VW Touareg engine and fuel economy

Latest Touareg will come with at least one petrol and one diesel engine. So far, known powertrains are 3.6-liter V-6 petrol and 3.0-liter TDI.

Petrol V6 will be able to deliver up to 280 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, and diesel 240 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. 2016 VW Touareg Hybrid will combine supercharged 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine with electric power unit, and will be able to produce up to 380 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque.

8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive come with all variants. Fuel economy rates should be slightly enhance due to weight loss, and modern technologies which will be used.

2016 VW Touareg Rear

2016 VW Touareg rivals, price and release

Touareg competes with some of the most popular models, including Jeep Grand Cherokee, Mazda CX-9, Dodge Durango and Ford Explorer. Release date of 2016 Volkswagen Touareg will be during fall 2015, while its price will be slightly biger than the price of the current model. Expect new Touareg to start around $47,000.

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