It seams that Volkswagen’s goal is to offer large number of different models so they could compete with almost every car maker. This will be done either with acquiring other brands or creating their own vehicles. One of the latest additions to the market is 2015 Volkswagen Touareg that has been announced and according to reports we will be getting a model that will compete with BMW X6.
The details on this new crossover SUV is very limited, however based upon our knowledge, we had the ability to develop a making of exactly what we think the Touareg CC will appear like. One thing that we are fairly specific of is that the Touareg CC will be modeled after the Cross Coupe Concept we saw in Geneva, flaunting an aggressive-looking front end with a range of sharp body lines and a stylish chrome grille up front. On the back, you’ll get overstated rear fender wells and arches, semi-oval taillights, and a raked rear hatch. You also get a pair of oval exhaust exits directly under the rear bumper.
Down the side of the Touareg CC, you have a profile that looks more like a coupe, almost like the profile that Nissan provided the Juke. Unlike the Juke, nevertheless, you will have an exposed rear door deal with, giving away its status as a 4-door model.
Under the hood is still a secret. The Cross Coupe Concept consisted of a complex hybrid system that consisted of a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine that pumped out 295 pound-feet of torque, an electric motor for the front wheels that pumped out 133 pound-feet, and another electric motor on the rear that pumped out 199 pound-feet. This combination ran through an 8-speed transmission and got the concept to 60 mph in only 6.5 seconds and a fuel economy rating of up to about 55 mpg.
We would say that this drivetrain is not practical if this model was set to hit display rooms in the coming months. However, we anticipate an early-2015 release, so that leaves a lot of research time to make this engine configuration a reality.
2015 Volkswagen Touareg Review
That’s about all that we learn about the upcoming Touareg redesign, but we will update you as more information appears.