Volkswagen dropped a teaser last week with the 2019 Touareg, but without revealing any details about the company’s all-new luxury SUV.
For the first time ever, the Touareg is going to be available with seven seats, which likely indicates it will grow in size to make room inside the cabin for the two extra rear seats. In fact, the report suggests VW has stretched the posh SUV by approximately 60 millimeters (2.3 inches), which corroborated with the much-improved packaging brought by the MLB Evo platform, will translate into a more spacious cabin. Sharing the same underpinnings with the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, and the mighty Lamborghini Urus, the new Touareg is said to be 25 mm (nearly an inch) wider and that will also pay dividends in the amount of available room inside.
Previewed by the T-Prime Concept GTE pictured above, the new Touareg will bring some vast changes inside the cabin where there will allegedly be something dubbed as the “Innovision Cockpit” with a massive 28-inch-wide touchscreen featuring an elegant glass surface. Logic tells us this expansive display will be the result of merging the fully digital instrument cluster with the actual infotainment system to create a one-piece setup like we have seen in some concept cars.
Loaded with the latest tech, the 2019 Touareg is slated to receive rear-wheel steering, active anti-roll bars, and a fancy air suspension providing a silky smooth ride. Like the new Audi A8, the SUV will meet level 3 autonomy requirements, but it won’t be accessible right away since the legislation isn’t ready just yet.