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VW’s New Touareg Touring the Arctic Circle

There’s a new Volkswagen Touareg coming later this year as VW look to continue the success story of the long-running premium SUV! A lot has changed with the new model, both cosmetically as well as structurally but these are the first teasers of what is to come.

Rear three quarters view of the new Volkswagen Touareg being tested under the Northern Lights in Sweden.
The QR code shares all the updates to the new car despite the camouflage!

Completing its final testing in Sweden, the updates to the new model may be camouflaged but a large QR code on the side gives spotters more detail on the car! At the front, new IQ.LIGHT matrix headlights are visible as well as an LED light strip in between. Here’s a random fact for you, those headlights have 38,400 micro LEDs in total, 19,200 each! However, VW’s ‘lane light’ technology focuses on keeping these shining beacons away from the eyes of oncoming drivers, considerate stuff.

Rear view of the new Volkswagen Touareg being tested under the Northern Lights in Sweden
Notice the new illuminated rear logo!

At the rear, the new Touareg will become the first Volkswagen model to sport an illuminated logo on the rear end. Since January this year, red lit VW logos have been permitted in Europe, adding to the list that already includes China and the US. It’s not all fancy lights though as the chassis has been tweaked too. A roof load sensor talks to the chassis electrics and allows for better handling if the roof is unloaded!

View of the interior on the new Volkswagen Touareg
‘Innovision Cockpit’ is the hero upgrade here!

On the inside, Volkswagen’s ‘Innovision Cockpit’ can be found, operated via a 15inch infotainments screen. Th steering wheel is multifunctional and there are analogue dials too like volume control in the center! Voice control has been improved as well as app integration! It’s not all tech related too because VW surveyed current Touareg customers and the results are softer console panels and armrests!

Thanks for reading! For more Volkswagen news and reviews, visit Tarmac Life.

Words by Matthew D’Souza, pictures courtesy of Volkswagen Global Newsroom.

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