The all-new luxurious but elusive 2019 Touareg could have been VWs flagship with its overall performance, awesome towing capability, splendid design and sophisticated interiors. Its available in three remarkably equipped trims, the Sport W Technology, Wolfsburg and Executive. Talking to the experts at Volkswagen dealer we were pleased to learn that the Touareg provides superb handling as it comes with 4Motion AWD and is preloaded with features such as adaptive cruise control which also betrays VWs intention to incorporate more driving autonomy in their vehicles in the near future. We persisted further to see what experts say about the 2019 Volkswagen Touareg.
Lithe and Elegant on the Exterior
The exterior is sculpted but minimalistic, bold but lithe on the Touareg. Use of lighter but stronger materials like more of aluminum that helps reduce overall weight and aids in achieve better fuel economy. The wide outer profile is enhanced by the wide layered chrome grille ending at the slightly larger Bi-Xenon high-intensity headlights on each side that add an aggressive stance. The rear sports an easy open, hands-free operation lift-gate so you can just wave your foot underneath to get it unlocked. As you go higher up the trims, you will find a panoramic moonroof and suave 20-inch high Tarragona wheels on the Wolfsburg trim onwards. Some intrinsic safety featured are incorporated such as the blind spot monitoring with side assist on the outside mirrors and an aerial view camera system on the Executive which gives you an elevated bird-eye view of the vehicle.
The interiors are calm and sublime with pure sophistication in every aspect from seating to trims to the leather-appointed steering, shift knob and upholstery. As you go up the trim levels, you get Vienna leather on the seating surfaces, power adjustable front seats with lumbar support, mounted armrest for the driver’s seat, heated and vented front seats and even heated rear seats if you are going for the Executive trim. Touareg raises the bar when it comes to convenience features. You get a speed sensing, tilt and telescopic steering with mounted audio controls, compass, variable intermittent wipers and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror. Handling and drive comfort are improved through cruise control with distance-pacing, electronic stability control, and park distance control through a rear camera. Air-conditioning with automatic temperature control keeps the interiors cozy.
Advanced Technology & Infotainment
One of the most useful features out expert advisor pointed out was the standard availability of a premium touchscreen RNS 850 Navigation using which you can preset your destination, search for locations by city, zip, street address and even house number. Once done, you can start your navigation which will provide you with the best routes available and you can even save these for later for faster access. Availability of a trip computer instills further confidence.
Absolute Power out of the Box
The Touareg that might be available at the nearest Volkswagen dealership comes with a powerful 280 horsepower V6 engine which is a 24-valve, DOHC, narrow-angle gasoline engine that set to provide absolute power right out of the box. This is conjoined with an 8 speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic.