The upcoming 2023 Volkswagen Touareg will hit the market later this year. According to multiple sources, the Touareg will feature several updates and improvements. This crossover SUV will be sold in the United States, but it will first make its way to Europe. Volkswagen would have a more appealing design as well as increased comfort.
Furthermore, the German manufacturer will offer more technology, including new safety aids. The plug-in hybrid version of the 2023 Touareg will be the star of the show. In addition, Volkswagen will sell a high-performance and sportier Touareg R model. Here’s what to expect from the upcoming crossover SUV.
2023 Touareg Gets Mild Facelift
In terms of styling, the upcoming 2023 Volkswagen Touareg will receive a few refinements. The goal is to offer a sportier look that is more akin to the Porsche Cayenne. The new Touareg is built on the MLFB architecture, which can also support a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The improvements begin with the grille, which resembles the grille of the Arteon model.
Furthermore, both models share the same headlights that are connected to the grille. Larger taillights and a rear bumper would be added as well. The side profile should remain relatively unchanged, though new optional wheels are a possibility. Generally, it is a nice facelift, but rumors about complete exterior redesign were obviously false.
The interior of the all-new 2023 Volkswagen Touareg will be updated as well. In terms of interior design, the Touareg is simply amazing. The cabin seems to be in excellent condition, as well as sleek and upright. The German automaker will launch new high-tech features, which is great to hear. To begin, there is a 12-inch digital dashboard available, and the Touareg also has a wide 15-inch touchscreen.
This crossover SUV comes standard with lumbar support, power-adjustable front seats, and two-zone auto climate control. Ambient lighting looks great, and an eight-speaker sound system comes as standard. You don’t have to be concerned with the interior space or the comfort, as the upholstery is made of high-quality materials. Lastly, Touareg will introduce the latest safety aids.
New 2023 Volkswagen Touareg will be available with a variety of drivetrain options. With 435 hp and over 600 lb-ft of torque, its 4.0-liter V8 diesel engine is the most potent variant. A plug-in hybrid variant, on the other hand, is now available. In some countries, the Touareg PHEV will combine a 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engine with an electric motor and a battery pack.
This model would have about 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Of course, each market would have a different powertrain alternative for the Touareg. According to what we hear, Volkswagen would not have any kind of performance upgrade.
The High-Performance Touareg R Variant is Simply Amazing
The 2023 Volkswagen Touareg R is a brand-new high-performance variant that runs on hybrid power. It is a combination of a 3.0-liter V6 engine and a hybrid system that comes with a 14.1 kWh battery pack. Total output develops around 455 hp and 515 lb-ft of torque. According to Volkswagen, Touareg R will deliver 32 miles of all-electric driving range.
This high-performance SUV is using an eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard all-wheel-drive configuration. Besides that, the R variant offers an incredibly sporty exterior design and numerous improvements inside the cabin.
2023 Volkswagen Touareg Release Date, Price
The price of the all-new 2023 Volkswagen Touareg will start at about $50,000. If you want the high-performance Touareg R model, you’ll have to pay almost $90k. The sales will begin in Europe, later in 2021, while Touareg could also return to the United States, reportedly.