Volkswagen Touareg 2019
VW’s new flagship. The most intelligent and technologically advanced production car to come out of Wolfsburg, no less. Now in its third-generation, Volkswagen’s big SUV has sacrificed its off-readiness to become more of a premium, hi-tech SUV for the road.
Put simply, it’s Volkswagen’s incredibly stylized answer to the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Mercedes GLE and BMW X5. Now, that’s a heavyweight battle if ever there was one.
Built off the incredibly flexible ‘MLB Evo’ parts matrix, the Touareg uses the same architecture as the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus. That means there’s aluminum suspension, a body that’s largely aluminum too, and a whole lot of other weight-saving in the powertrain, cooling, exhaust, electrics, seats, whatever.