2020 VW Touareg Gets V8 Turbodiesel

The 2020 VW Touareg will represent the second production year of the new generation of the popular mid-size crossover. Therefore, we don’t expect to see too many changes, though there will be some of them. The new, third generation of this nameplate came with big changes. First of all, it is more luxurious than ever. The new design puts focus on luxury and that’s the reason why the Touareg isn’t available in North America anymore. Simply, VW has never managed to establish itself as a premium brand, so only economy models sell well in the U.S. market. The 2020 VW Touareg also won’t come to this part of the world.

On the other side, it will continue to be one of the leading models in markets like China, Europe etc. For the next year, the overall design is about to remain the same. Still, we are about to see some novelties. A V8 turbodiesel is finally coming, while the hybrid version should finally become available in Europe as well. No matter the changes, we should see it sometime late in the year.

2020 VW Touareg

2020 VW Touareg Redesign

In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 VW Touareg definitely won’t change. The recent redesign has brought a lot of novelties. First of all, the new model is far more luxurious. The obvious example is a new platform. It is the same MLB architecture that underprints models like Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga. Moreover, the new model was developed together with the new-generation Cayenne.

Therefore, it’s no wonder it comes with lots of advanced technological solutions. Thanks to the use of lightweight materials, the new model is lighter for more than 200 pounds. Of course, there is a new styling as well. It’s not hard to notice that the 2020 VW Touareg follows the latest design language, so you will find a lot of similarities with the Arteon, especially at the front. Practically, the two models feature the same faces.

Of course, the new grille dominates, but that’s not the only prominent detail, as there are tons of chrome. Without any doubt, the company wanted to emphasize the models premium character. Also, the new model is bigger, so you can count on more space on the inside, as well as on improved overall comfort.


Once again, the second production year shouldn’t bring more notable changes. The recent redesign has brought tons of changes, even more, drastic than the ones from the outside. As we already mentioned, the new model is bigger so, naturally, there is more space on the inside. However, that’s not the main thing about this redesign. The fact is that the cabin now looks much more upscale.

This is now a genuine premium SUV, more luxurious than models from many established premium brands, including the new BMW X5. The whole cabin features hi-end materials. While the dashboard is massive, with long horizontal lines and with some pretty attractive color schemes and combinations. Of course, another thing we should mention is the presence of tons of hi-tech features.

VW Touareg Interior

Of course, the first thing you’ll notice is that huge 15-inch touchscreen at the center console, which replaces pretty much all analog controls in the vehicles. Also, the new Touareg comes standard with VW’s familiar digital instrument cluster, while the list of tech goodies and advanced safety systems in the offer is impressive.

2020 VW Touareg Engines

The biggest novelty for the next year will be the new R-Line version. Among many other interesting features, it will also come with a new V8 turbodiesel engine, which features a max output of around 423 horsepower. With such amount of power, we expect that the new version will go from zero to sixty in less than five seconds. Also, we expect that the plug-in version will finally come to the European market. Currently, this version is available only in China.

The rest of the lineup is about to continue in the same way. Of course, the first engine that comes to mind is a 3.0-liter V6 TDI, which will be available in two output versions, with either 231 or 286 horsepower. Of course, count on a familiar V6 gasoline engine in the offer as well.

All engines come paired with 8-speed automatic transmission.

VW Touareg Rear View

2020 VW Touareg Release Date and Price

Considering that there are no bigger changes to come, the 2020 VW Touareg will come in a typical time of year. That means sometime in late 2019, in December. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger changes. In Europe, the base price goes close to 60.000 Euros. When it comes to the new model with V8 turbodiesel, the exact details are still unknown, though some reports that this version could easily cost over 100.000 dollars.

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