VW Shows Premium SUV Direction With Beijing Concept

The show vehicle is billed as the automaker’s new “high-tech direction” in the premium SUV segment, likely signaling the path for its next-gen Touareg model.

David Zoia Editor, Executive Director-Content

April 17, 2016

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Teaser shot hints at slimmer more chiseled exterior for nextgen Touareg
Teaser shot hints at slimmer, more chiseled exterior for next-gen Touareg.

Volkswagen releases a teaser shot of its latest SUV concept ahead of its Beijing auto show debut next weekend.

The concept is billed as the automaker’s new “high-tech direction” in the premium SUV segment, signaling the path for its next-gen Touareg model. The design is said to lean toward both sporty and elegant.

The show vehicle is equipped with a plug-in hybrid powertrain delivering 376 hp and 516 lb.-ft. (700 Nm) of torque. It has an electric-only range of 31 miles (50 km) and has a projected fuel economy of 78 mpg (3.0 L/100 km) on the European drive cycle.

Top speed for the concept is said to be 139 mph and 0-62 mph (100 km/h) acceleration is listed at 6.0 seconds.

The show vehicle also features the next step in Volkswagen’s digitalization, with what the automaker says is a merging of the active information display and infotainment system into a new passenger-centric concept.

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David Zoia Editor

Executive Director-Content

Dave writes about autonomous vehicles, electrification and other advanced technology and industry trends.

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