Ahead of its premiere at the Beijing auto show this spring, the next-generation Volkswagen Touareg has appeared in an official teaser video wearing next to nothing, as far as camo goes. Crisp lines and upmarket styling cues set this VW utility vehicle apart from, say, the three-row Atlas, which is all we’ll ever see of a midsize vee-dub ute on this side of the ocean. That’s because the all-new 2019 Touareg is just not suited for life in America. Many would say its predecessor wasn’t, either. Positioned as a two-row luxury SUV, the Touareg, which remains on sale in the U.S. despite being discontinued for the 2018 model year, broke the four-digit sales mark only four times after the second-generation model bowed for 2010. Those months can be found in 2011 and 2012. The model’s high water mark came much earlier, in 2004 — the Touareg’s first full year on the market. When news the model’s discontinuation came last summer, Volkswagen of America … [Read more...] about 2019 Volkswagen Touareg: The SUV That’s Too Exclusive for America
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Por Marco Carvajal El auto show de Beijing comienza la semana que viene en China, donde el mercado de los crossover y SUV’s están en pleno auge impulsada por los consumidores. Se pronostica que las ventas de automóviles en China, el mayor mercado automotriz del mundo, crecerán un 3 por ciento este año, desde la friolera de 28,9 millones de vehículos en 2017. El año pasado, las ventas de crossover y SUV aumentaron un 13 por ciento a 10.25 millones de vehículos.Según auto news, el mercado Chino para vehículos eléctricos creció un 82 por ciento a 468,000 en 2017 y el volumen aumentó un 164 por ciento este año hasta febrero, por lo que se espera que la tendencia sea la presentación de automóviles eléctricos. Que veremos de nuevo en Beijing: Audi Audi ampliará su popular crossover de tamaño medio Q5 en un intento por hacerlo aún más popular entre los clientes chinos que aprecian un poco … [Read more...] about Que sorpresas nos traerá el auto show de Beijing.
At a media conference in Brazil, Volkswagen confirmed that it would launch an entry-level crossover to compete with the Honda WR-V and Chevrolet Onix Activ. In all likeliness, the company was referring to the next-gen VW Cross Polo. The sixth-gen VW Polo has had a GTI variant from the get-go, but the ‘Cross’ variant has yet to make an appearance. Contrary to expectations, the arrival of the VW T-Cross would not mean the demise of the VW Cross Polo. The all-new VW Cross Polo will slot below the T-Cross. Volkswagen could name it the VW Polo Alltrack to differentiate the brands. As in the speculative renderings here, the next-gen VW Cross Polo will feature an outdoorsy look. The crossover variant could get its distinctive styling with silver skid plates, black cladding around the lower body, unique alloy wheels, ORVM housing in silver or black colour and silver roof rails. It should have a raised suspension for increased ground clearance and bigger rims. Also Read: 2018 VW … [Read more...] about Volkswagen indirectly confirms Honda WR-V-rivaling MQB A0-based VW Cross Polo
As we reported earlier, the all-new third generation of the Volkswagen Touareg has been unveiled in Beijing. The new car is 77mm longer, 44mm wider but 7mm shorter than before. The exterior styling has been completely revised according to VW's latest design language seen in Indian market cars like the Tiguan-the merged front headlight and grille combination being a standout feature. The car will be powered by a range of engines which includes a 3.0 V6 diesel engine in two states of tune, 286PS and 600Nm, as well as with 232PS and 500Nm. A 3.0 V6 petrol with 335bhp and 332lb ft. and a 415bhp, 664lb ft 4.0 V8 diesel will be offered in some markets. The 362bhp plug-in hybrid version will arrive later in 2019 with 600km range. The car shares its MLB structure with the likes of the Audi Q7, Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga. This saves the Touareg 106kgs and improves it dynamically. Prices for the new Touareg will start from GBP 50,000 (Rs 46 lakh) excluding taxes … [Read more...] about 2019 Volkswagen Touareg unveiled in Beijing