Increasing number of models in the Volkswagen lineup that also includes the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg is something that many buyers noticed and with this move this car maker is trying to offer vehicles in every segment. Main goal of the all-new Touareg is to compete with BMW X6 but we can agree with many comments that the X6 comes with nicer exterior and interior design.
Currently details about the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg are still not fully available but we have pretty much all info about it and we can assume what it will bring. Recently presented Cross Coupe Concept from Geneva will be a base for the CC version of this crossover, also, we are pretty sure that other models in the lineup will be quite similar to the concept version. At the front we will be getting redesigned and upgraded grille with chrome details that will enhance the refinement and elegance of this vehicle. Looking from the back we have dual exhaust pipes and swollen bumpers and larger wheel wells plus the raked rear hatch with semi oval tail lights.
Even when we take a look from side it is quite interesting and unique. It has a coupe based shape that will be a plus over few competitors but still might influence the usable space in interior. Classy exterior is followed with high quality interior that will give enough luxury and comfort to all passengers and will be able to satisfy most drivers. Everyone will notice a decent amount of aluminum details and most things like air suspension control, suspension adjustment, mirror adjustment, Climatronic system, navigation and radio are controlled with rotary knobs with aluminum finish.
High quality leather is something that you will certainly meet in the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg and it can be chosen in more than four colors depending on your likings. Changes that we get with 2015th version are noticeable and final result is much nicer interior.
When the concept model was launched it came with hybrid powertrain that combined 2.0 liter turbocharged diesel engine and two electric motors, one for each axle. Total power of the system was not disclosed but we could hear that it was able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 6.5 seconds and to achieve 55 mpg all that thankfully to the eight speed automatic transmission. Just like always depending on the market we will be getting different engines but we could hear that the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg will come with 3.6 liter V6 unit as a base version while the 3.0 liter V6 turbocharged diesel, 3.0 liter supercharged gasoline and hybrid option will come as option.
Base V6 TDI can pump out 204 hp and 450 NM of torque that is enough for it to accelerate to 100 km/h in about 8.7 seconds and achieve max speed of 206 km/h. More powerful TDI unit pumps out 262 hp and 580 NM giving it ability to accelerate from 0 to62 mph in about 7.3 seconds and max speed of 225 km/h. Europe also get V8 TDI unit but that one will not be available on the U.S. market and we are sure that there would be interested buyers in the 340 hp V8 unit.
Supercharged gasoline unit pumps out impressive 333 hp, similar engine was delivered in few other models in VW group and is a quite a great success. If you want to make fuel savings than you should opt for the hybrid version that has not yet been confirmed for the U.S. market. This version offers combination of 333 hp supercharged engine and electric motor for a total power output of 380 hp and 580 NM. Electric part of the powertrain is supplied from 1.7 kWh battery pack and this will be enough to power Touareg for about 2 km and speeds lower of 50 km/h.
2015 Volkswagen Touareg Review
Base price of the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg is set to $45,480 while the top of the line version will be priced at $58,845. Looking at the U.S. market segment to which Touareg is delivered we can notice that there is a decent number of options that are cheaper but still offer similar features so it is a good question which car to choose.