Volkswagen has released a couple of images that give us some idea of what the all-new 2019 Touareg will look like inside.
According to Motor 1, “The continuous air vent design might make you think the Touareg’s cabin will have many things in common with the interior you get in the European Passat or the Arteon, but nothing could be further from the truth. You see, the all-new Touareg has something called an “Innovision Cockpit,” which combines a large 12-inch digital instrument cluster with an even bigger 15-inch display for the infotainment system.”
The touchscreen is not visible in the photo above as it’s been heavily angled towards the driver. There are in fact two screens and although the interior clean lines and a fairly minimalistic design from what we can see, the volume control buttonremains analogue. “We fought vehemently for that,” says head developer Andreas Reckewerth.
The all-new Touareg switches to the MLB Evo platform that is found supporting SUV in a higher league such as the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus. Other facts about the VW flagship model are that in addition to a new stabilising system, rear axle steering is included for the first time. According to Volkswagen this give the Touareg “greater agility in bends and more directional stability” at high speeds. While when travelling slower than 37 km/h, “the rear wheels take the opposite direction to the front wheels, thus easing manoeuvring.”
This reduces the turning radius from 12.20 metres on the previous model to 11.13 metres, which should keep customers happy when it comes to parking.
There are 17 weeks until market launch of the Toureg, which Volkswagen say is “enough time for the last fine tuning.”