[PHOTOS] 2015 VW Touareg Revealed Before Beijing
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it; but, then again, feel free to add some nice things to the mix." - somebody important
In a few short days at the Auto China 2014 show in Beijing (otherwise known as the Beijing Auto Show), Volkswagen will be rolling out the redesigned 2015 VW Touareg, which will boast a number of upgrades in the aesthetic, performance, and technology departments.
The 2015 VW Touareg will sport redesigned front and rear ends. In the front, the Touareg gets standard bi-xenon headlights, two extra transverse chrome fins, a more horizontal bumper that emphasizes stance, and a lowered “A”-shaped air inlet.
In the rear, a new bumper also serves to emphasize the wide stance of the 2015 Touareg. The rear fog lights have been relocated to the bumper, and the rear diffuser has also been redesigned.
Gallery: 2015 VW Touareg Exterior
The new Touareg will have two new wheel designs—an 18” Arica alloy wheel and the 20” Masafi alloy wheel. The former will sport a ten-spoke look while the latter will have five twin spokes.
Also new to the 2015 VW Touareg are five new body colors, which include Light Silver Metallic, Sand Gold Metallic, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Black Oak Brown Metallic, and Reef Blue Metallic.
The interior will see additional upholstery and accent options—from Bonanza Brown Vienna leather and St. Tropez Vienna leather to Sapelli Mahagoni and Engineered Ebony wood—as well as white illumination for all controls (as opposed to red).
Of particular interest technologically speaking is the standardization of automatic post-collision braking for all 3.0-liter V6 TDI Touaregs. Every 2015 Touareg will also come standard with a coasting function that decouples the engine from the gearbox once the driver lets off of the accelerator, which reduces parasitic loss and improves long-term performance.
Gallery: 2015 VW Touareg Interior
An R-Line version of the Touareg was also announced for late summer. The R-Line will feature 19” Salvador alloy wheels, glossy black and chrome accents, and a distinctive rear spoiler among other features.
For more on the 2015 Touareg, hop over to Volkswagen’s official press release.
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