Next-gen 2018 VW Touareg – Rendering
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Based on VW T-Prime Concept GTE show car from Auto China 2016.
At the Auto China 2016, VW had revealed the T-Prime Concept GTE that previews a future full-size crossover. IAB’s graphic artist, Shoeb R Kalania, has here created a rendering of the production-spec model based on the concept which international publications regard as the precursor to the next gen VW Touareg.
The VW T-Prime measures 5,069 mm long, 2,000 mm wide and 1,708 mm tall. It’s even longer than the first generation VW Phaeton by 10 mm. The T-Prime is the second model to be based on the Volkswagen Group’s modular longitudinal platform (MLB), first being the VW Phideon.
The concept model is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain that combines a 2.0-litre TSI four-cylinder petrol engine developing 182 hp and 370 Nm of torque and an electric motor generating 99 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Power is sent through an 8-speed automatic gearbox to the wheels via VW’s 4MOTION permanent all-wheel drive system with a limited-slip differential. The first of its kind was revealed way back in 2013, when VW unveiled the CrossBlue concept at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show.
Reports on the web expect the production VW Touareg to debut in 2018 with three-row seating.