The most luxurious model in VW’s lineup has been around for a pretty long time and the current generation is the first one that’s not available in North America. On the other hand, it is present in pretty much every other part of the world, including Europe and Australia. There, it is one of the most popular choices among mid-size luxury SUVs, despite that the current generation hasn’t changed much since its initial launch in 2018. From what we know so far, the 2023 VW Touareg won’t change either.
This will be a typical carryover model, with a familiar design and features. Therefore, you know what to expect from this SUV. The Touareg is a well-built vehicle that has a lot of great things to offer, starting from the comfortable ride, capable powertrain options, long list of standard equipment and respectable cargo area.
As there are no bigger changes to come, we expect that the 2023 VW Touareg will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 VW Touareg Design
As we’ve just mentioned, no bigger changes are expected for the next year. So, we expect to see a familiar design and features. The current generation has been around since 2018 and still looks surprisingly fresh. Therefore, the styling is about to remain the same, though we won’t exclude the possibility to see minor updates, such as new color options and similar things.
The same thing is with the mechanics. This SUV shares most of its parts with models like Audi Q7, starting from the platform. However, the chassis and suspension setup is a little bit different, so handling doesn’t feel as composed as in the case of the Ingolstadt sibling. On the other hand, the standard air suspension ensures a super smooth and comfortable ride.
The same thing is with interior design. The 2023 VW Touareg won’t bring changes, so we count on a familiar layout, which looks pretty nice. It may not look as flashy as Audi’s cabin, but the materials and build quality are pretty much on par. Everything is assembled extremely well, while the generous amount of tech and convenience features make everything look even better.
When it comes to seating configuration, you can only get a version with two rows of seats. The front row is spacious and comfortable, while the seats are shaped pretty well. The second row is as spacious and provides pretty much the same level of comfort.
When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on about 800 liters behind the second row, which is a pretty respectable number for the class.
There’s always a chance to see updates in this aspect and the 2023 VW Touareg may come with a couple of novelties as well. However, most things will certainly remain the same. Therefore, all models will come standard with goodies like genuine leather upholstery, power-adjustable seats, heated steering wheel and seats, while higher trim levels will also offer a massive 15-inch infotainment screen.
Of course, a digital instrument cluster is also part of the standard equipment, as well as several safety features, such as automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition. Additionally, you can opt for safety features like parking sensors, park assist, surround-view camera etc.
2023 VW Touareg Engines
The powertrain lineup will also remain the same. Therefore, we have no doubt that the good-old 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel will remain one of the most popular choices. This engine puts out around 231 horsepower but provides more than good performance, thanks to the massive torque. Of course, you can also get a version with a 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine, which features a max output of around 340 horsepower.
Finally, there is a plug-in hybrid version, based on a V6 petrol unit. The combined output goes up to 462 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque. Also, you may count on a 14.1-kWh battery pack, which provides around 35 kilometers of all-electric range.
2023 VW Touareg Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 VW Touareg will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. The price varies depending on the market and powertrain offer. For example, the UK version starts at around £55,300, while the Australian version is currently available at around AU$90.000.