Touareg—represents the top SUV of the Volkswagen brand. It has the strongest four-wheel drive capability, power structure and comfortable ride performance of the Volkswagen brand. It has an unshakable position in the high-end SUV market for many years. The new generation of Touareg has been exclaimed since its launch. This time, the joint off-road will bring you a comprehensive experience of the new Touareg 2.0TSI sharp wing version, which is also the only 2.0L displacement model of the new Touareg.
The change of the new generation of Touareg is from the inside to the outside. It adopts the new design language of Volkswagen, emphasizes the individual sports style, and the colors displayed are more expressive.
The overall through-type front face design is very impactful. The horizontal wide-body air intake grille + thick chrome-plated decorative strip is connected with the headlight structure, almost occupying most of the front face, which is more fierce than the general “big mouth”. . Smart LED headlights have a sharp narrowing angle at the rear end, excellent lighting distance and brightness at night, and are equipped with steering assist lighting, and 12 kinds of matrix dynamic lighting are available on the 3.0 high-end models.
The medium and large SUV Touareg has a body size of 4878x1984x1686mm and a wheelbase of 2899mm. The body is thick and full, and the side waistline is naturally superimposed and extended from the curve of the front of the car. Although the test drive vehicle is a 2.0TSI model, it is still equipped with 19-inch wheels and tire specifications of 255/55R19.
Like the front face, the rear of the new Touareg adopts horizontal design elements, and the straight line structure highlights the width and thickness of the rear. The shape of the full LED taillights echoes the headlights and is highly recognizable. The exhaust is arranged on both sides and two outlets, and the wide mouth is decorated with chrome plating, which has a prominent sporty effect.
The opening of the electric tailgate can be adjusted at multiple angles, thus avoiding the embarrassment caused by the high body. The floor of the trunk is flat, and the regular volume is 810L, which is an excellent level for the same class of models. The new Touareg is equipped with air suspension as standard, and the rear suspension can be adjusted independently, so that when carrying some large and heavy objects, the height of the trunk can be lowered for easy loading and unloading. The rear seats can be folded down in proportion to obtain a flat expansion surface, and the volume can be increased to an astonishing 1800L.
The digital technology cockpit is the biggest highlight of the new generation of Touareg. Shocking, concise and refined are the first impressions. The visual impact of the two super-large digital LCD screens is quite strong, and the overall materials and workmanship of the center console also reflect the rigorous standards of German cars.
The 15-inch horizontal digital touch screen integrates all functions such as car machine, media entertainment, intelligent network connection, and voice control. Support APP-Connect mobile phone mapping function, through Apple CarPlay, Baidu CarLife and MirrorLink, connect the vehicle with the smart phone, communication, music, navigation and other applications can be directly presented on the screen. The central control screen is colorful, high-definition and detailed, the operation response speed, and the smoothness of the program running are all top-notch. The user-friendly operation design is in place, and the screen will respond in advance before the hand touches the screen. The 12-inch LCD instrument panel connected to it can customize the display mode, and can interact with the central control screen and smart phones.
The leather multifunctional steering wheel has a flat-bottomed sports shape, the steering wheel has fine leather, and the cross-section of the outer ring is oval-shaped, making it easy and comfortable to hold. The multi-function keys are easy to operate, and can be quickly connected to the instrument panel and the central control screen for setting.
The storage compartment at the lower end of the center console has a built-in wireless charging function for mobile phones, and is equipped with a cigarette lighter interface and a USB data interface. At the same time, there is also a separate USB interface in the armrest box. In order to improve the convenience of operation, the media volume is specially equipped with a dial knob. The metal texture of the dial has fine damping, and it is easy and comfortable to operate on the armrest box.
The 18-way electric adjustable seat supports ventilation and heating, and the front lip of the seat can be lengthened as needed. The seat cushion is wide, the padding is thick and elastic, and the back side wings can effectively play an auxiliary support role. The seating space in the driver’s seat, the seat is adjusted to a higher sitting position (my height is 190cm), and the head allowance exceeds a punch.
The horizontal and vertical space of the legs in the rear row is more than sufficient, and with the large-size panoramic sunroof, the transparency and vision are excellent. There are mobile phone storage compartments, cigarette lighter ports, dual USB ports and 220V independent power supply below the rear air-conditioning outlets.
The power system of the 2.0TSI model is a vertically mounted 2.0T turbocharged engine with a maximum power of 252 horsepower and a maximum torque of 370 Nm. The transmission system is an 8-speed automatic manual gearbox, and it is equipped with a brand-new electronic gear lever.
There are 10 driving modes, including 5 off-road modes and 5 road modes. The air suspension can adjust the height adaptively according to different driving modes, or it can be adjusted independently as needed. In special off-road situations, the suspension is raised to the highest point, and the body has the best passing ability. Coupled with Volkswagen’s famous 4MOTION® permanent four-wheel drive system, the new Touareg will achieve the strongest off-road ability. (Due to time reasons, the off-road field test could not be carried out in this test. I am very sorry. I will definitely make up for it later.)
The reason for choosing the 2.0TSI model is to understand the real situation of the 2.0T engine, and the actual test performance is reasonable and unexpected. The maximum torque output of the engine is 1600 rpm, so the low-torque release is sufficient. For this “wide-body big car”, it is easy and flexible to start. The throttle adjustment is uniform and linear, and the speed will be greatly improved with the deep stepping of the accelerator. For medium and large SUVs, the power reserve in the middle and rear stages of the 2.0T engine is the key. In actual tests, there is no need to worry about the power output in the middle and rear stages. The re-acceleration above 80km/h is smooth and coherent without any fatigue. (Among them, the acceleration test of 120km/h-180km/h is carried out in a professional and special environment, and the speed-up effect is also coherent and powerful, which is surprising.) *Riders please do not imitate*
The 8AT gearbox shifts smoothly and upshifts actively. In urban congested roads, continuous low gears creep without frustration. The rapid acceleration downshift on the way reacts quickly and decisively, and can understand the driver’s intention at the first time. In the sports mode, it can continuously downshift to 4-6 gears for acceleration.
The comfort brought by the adaptive air suspension is unquestionable, and in fast cornering, the body roll support will also be dynamically adjusted. Although the body is large, the attitude of the whole vehicle will also remain intact when turning sharply.
Brief summary: The change of the new generation of Touareg is very successful. The expressive appearance design, comprehensive high-tech configuration, and excellent power adjustment have all become its highlights. The price of the 2.0TSI sharp wing model is 636,800 yuan, which has obvious advantages in cost performance for all imported medium and large high-end SUVs.