The new Touareg. Why compromise?
Tough enough to tackle rough terrain. Innovative technology that’s ready for modern life. And bold design that’s guaranteed to turn heads.
Rewriting the rule book
It takes brave creative thinking and real innovation to reshape the future. And that’s exactly what we put into the new Touareg.
Everything is crystal clear with Innovision
Imagine a screen as big as your laptop, with an interface you can customise just like your smartphone. It may sound futuristic, but it’s here in the new Touareg. We call it the Innovision Cockpit. The Innovision screen sits next to your 12-inch digital instrument cluster, and is angled towards the driver, giving you an ergonomically optimised display that puts everything you need within easy reach. You can customise your Home screen with your favourite apps and photos, use Car-Net App Connect to see your compatible smartphone apps, and even let your passengers select the infotainment while you drive.
Step into the driver’s seat of the future: the Touareg’s revolutionary new Innovision Cockpit screen lets you control your SUV by touch, gesture or even voice.
A pioneering first in a Volkswagen, the new Touareg is the only SUV in its class to present you with a gloriously clear 15-inch Innovision glass display. A richly colourful screen that merges seemlessly into your digital dashboard, it does away with buttons, knobs and dials, using just the power of your touch, gesture and voice to control your car. You can customise it just like a smartphone, and use it to see a wealth of information such as navigation and your apps.
Lighting your way
Both exterior and interior of the new Touareg boast in innovative lighting technologies to enhance your driving experience.
See what's hiding in the darkness
It may seem like the stuff of spy films, but night vision is here in the new Touareg. It uses infrared beams to scan the road, detecting thermal radiation and projecting an image onto your Innovision screen. The system will warn you if the situation is critical1, so you’ve got one more piece of technology working to keep you safe when you’re driving at night.
Shine bright with IQ. LIGHT
IQ. LIGHT couples LED matrix technology with a camera that detects what’s happening on the road, adapting the light distribution in response. For example, if the camera sees a road sign, the segment that illuminates the sign will be dimmed to avoid dazzling you. Likewise if a car is coming towards you, the headlights will dip automatically so that the other driver can still see clearly. It can even adapt the breadth, throw and intensity of the headlights in bad weather. It’s like your car shines a spotlight exactly where you need it.
A colour to suit every mood
The Touareg’s white ambient light helps keep the atmosphere chilled. However if you’d like to add a splash of colour to the interior of your car, there is the option to include a multi-coloured light. With this you have a choice of 30 different colours, from earthy greens to vibrant reds, to suit you and your passengers’ moods. The digital display will also take on your chosen hue if you opt for the Innovision Cockpit.
A supremely competent drive
Whether you’re cruising round city streets or tackling rough ground, the new Touareg delivers an exceptional driving experience.
Drive dynamically with all-wheel steering
Cornering on country lanes and parking on city streets just got a whole lot easier, thanks to the new Touareg’s all-wheel steering. The rear wheels steer along with the front wheels. Not only does this give you a smaller turning circle, it also increases your driving stability, so you can drive more dynamicially with increased agility.
Air suspension gives you ultimate comfort
The new Touareg uses air suspension to give you quite literally the highest level of driving comfort: it adapts the height of the car to all terrains, and gives you the option of “COMFORT”, “NORMAL” OR “SPORT” driving profiles so you’re in complete control of your ride. The car can also be raised to give you 258 mm ground clearance, or lowered to make loading and unloading easier.
Sporty cornering with active roll stabilisation
You may not expect a luxury SUV to deliver such sporty performance, but the new Touareg doesn’t disappoint. Electro-mechanical active roll stabilisation reacts more quickly and at lower speeds than conventional stabilisers, reducing lateral tilt and understeer. So you can drive with precision and agility, even on rough terrain.
Fuelling the spirit of adventure
Don’t let the Touareg’s exterior beauty fool you; at its heart lies a rugged all-terrain vehicle. Cutting-edge 4MOTION technology powers each wheel independently. This means you’ll get traction even if not all wheels are touching the ground. Six distinct driving modes control features such as accelerator sensitivity and gear changing, so you’ll never be left wanting when the going gets tough. Two further optional driving modes, “Gravel” and “Sand”, can be included to open up the map even further.
Experience a new sense of space
The Touareg’s generous proportions give you the freedom to move. The boot combined with the sliding and foldable rear seat are particularly impressive: they use a 40:20:40 ratio that makes them hugely flexible. And for even more convenience, you can use the optional Easy Open package to open the boot with the touch of a button or even with a wave of your foot if you’re standing by the car and have the key with you.
Making every day a little easier
We’re constantly innovating clever technology to keep you safe and make your driving experience a pleasure.
Emergency Assist combines a host of other driver assistance technologies to keep you safer than ever before. We hope you never need it, but it’s great to know it’s there, just in case.
Here to help in case of medical emergency: if the system detects that the driver is no longer controlling the car, it will alert the driver. If the driver remains inactive, it automatically activates the hazard warning lights to alert other road users. The ACC system initiates automatic braking whilst monitoring the surrounding traffic. When this option is added it also enables Rear Proactive Occupant Protection which continuously monitors the rear and, if there is the possibility of a collision, the system reacts accordingly.
Emergency calls: safety systems that work together
In the event of an accident, Emergency Assist is your first line of defence. But should the worst happen, the system will make an emergency call as soon as the seat belt tensioner or airbag is triggered. The Volkswagen Emergency Call Centre then calls to support you and, if need be, send the emergency services as quickly as possible to the scene of the accident. You can also call them yourself at any time at the touch of a button to report an accident.
Anticipating accidents before they happen
The new Touareg’s proactive occupant protection system keeps you safe and sound from all sides. If the system identifies a risk of collision it automatically protects you by tightening the front seat belts, moving the seats upright and closing the doors, windows and sunroof1.
Complete control, even with a trailer
Driving with a trailer can be tricky work. But with the new Touareg’s innovative trailer assist the task just became a less of a headache. Once you’ve engaged reverse and pressed the parking aid button, all you need to do is use the mirror adjustment switch to set the trailer’s direction. Trailer assist will steer automatically, making it far easier to maintain control while the car manoeuvres.
Stay connected to the things that matter most
You live in a connected world. Why should your car be any different?
On the road. And always online.
The new Touareg has a permanent eSIM card, guaranteeing you access to the internet. One of the benefits of this is that your car’s software is always up-to-date, so you’ll never need to visit a garage or perform a manual update yourself.
Cool. Calm. Connected with
Be better informed than ever before with Car-Net. Have the news you’re interested in read out to you while driving. Reach your destination relaxed following a route adapted to the current traffic situation. And save time when searching for a parking space, by being guided directly to a free spot in a car park at your destination.
Thanks to Car-Net, you can check the current mileage, fuel tank volume and door and boot status of your Touareg using your smartphone, even when you’re not in the car. And you can see whether you’ve left the light on or whether all windows are closed – perfect for peace of mind while you’re away from your car.
Hands free made stress free
Touareg’s phone interface means you’re always reachable. At the touch of a button phone calls started outside the car can be transferred to the hands-free system via Bluetooth. Whether phoning home or talking business, the digital speech processer gives you crystal clarity. Plus, with the external aerial you’ll get reception no matter where your journeys take you.
There’s an app for everything. And plenty for the Touareg, too.
App Connect lets you use your compatible apps on the Touareg’s large touchscreen – and your passengers can control it, too.
Take your apps for the journey
Just because you’re out for a drive, it doesn’t mean you need to be disconnected from your favourite entertainment. Once synced up with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, you can stream music, listen to podcasts and make phone calls with a touch of a button, gesture, or even your voice.
New Touareg Gallery
Take a visual tour of the new Touareg's exterior and interior features
1Within the limits of the system.
All images may not represent UK specification.