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As legendary of a SUV that it has been, the all new Volkswagen Touareg just got better! The company had been making some very pronounced changes to its beautiful fleet of cars, and the Touareg has also been incorporated in the list. The SUV was recently given the face change making it closer in looks to the other popular Volkswagen cars like the Passat and the Jetta. Other than the interiors, the SUV also enjoys beautiful interior changes, making it even more luxurious than before. However, the Touareg remains to be quite expensive, putting it in competition with the members of the luxury SUV segment.
Apparently, Volkswagen wanted to give the Touareg a lesser of an off road build and more suited for urban needs. The SUV had been somewhat infamous for being quite heavy earlier. However, the fine German engineers have made extreme changes to the body of the machine, managing to chop off over 450 pounds from the previous weight. This has definitely brought about desirable changes to the SUV, as its ride quality has increased many folds. Being sportier than ever, the Touareg will now appeal to younger customers as well. Besides the ride quality, the machine now delivers a much improved fuel economy as well!
Even though the Touareg is lighter than before, there is no virtual reduction in power and the SUV still sports the truck like capabilities that it is famous for. The vehicle is still as capable when it comes to towing facilities as it was before. Among the interior changes, the company has raised the height of the front seats, enhancing the view for the driver. Also, the Touareg remains to be a five seater, where the second row is highly adjustable. The changes in the body include dimensional changes as the SUV is now broader and more spacious. The lack of a third row paves way for a huge and extremely spacious cargo space.
The 2014 Touareg also offers a very large number of luxurios features in the interiors. The base sport model only boasts of features like panoramic sunroof, memory seats and leather upholstery. Higher models include many modern features like heated steering wheels, rear obstacle detection, premium audio systems, keyless usage and heated rear seats. The front console sports a navigation system, upgraded displays and built in music storage facility.
The 2014 Touareg would come in four primary models. These would be the Sport, Sport with Navigation, Lux and the R – Line model. All the models come with a powerful 3600 cc V6 engine, complemented with an insane eight-speed automatic transmissions and an all-wheel drive system. The base models get petrol engines whereas the two higher models get the TDI diesel engine. The 2014 models feature higher fuel efficiency as well as performance. The coomapny also offers a hybrid model, which combines a supercharged 3000 cc V6 engine with an electric motor. This model is capable of producing a combined output of 380 horsepower and delivers a fuel economy of 20 miles per gallon in the city! The hybrid system is capable of disengaging the engine and the motor during highway cruising, making it capable of delivering a better thrust on highways!
Earlier we reported how the Lamborghini’s gorgeous compact SUV, Urus saw some hindrances in its pre-production life. It’s production itself was in jeopardy for some time. The company’s CEO, Stephan Winkelman later stated that the Urus will go under production by 2017. Lamborghini fans and those who are waiting for the Urus hold your breath, for the SUV is all set to go under production very soon!
After all the problems that the Urus faced regarding its production, the SUV has finally received the final green light. The CEO disclosed that the SUV will be out in the markets pretty soon. However, he did not disclose the exact date. “We’re going low profile now,” Winkelmann declared. “I can’t tell you much on details now, but when we get close to the launch, we will have more.” It seems as if the company might have introduced even more amazing changes in the already gorgeous SUV! Time will tell!
The production of the SUV was delayed last year due to the economic conditions of the European markets. The company developed the SUV further during this phase. Now the Urus is all set to be manufactured. Winkelman also declared that although the Chinese mrket has been a huge boon for Lamborghini, the nation has cut low on the purchases of end trim luxury items. Hence, the best markets for the Urus shall be Japan, the gulf countries and the United States of America.
Besides the fact that it is a Lambo SUV, there are a number of enthralling things about the Urus which ensure that the SUV is capable of being better than all others in the market! Urus will be much lighter than its competitors as its body is to be made up of carbon fibre. The main competitors like the Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7, etc. all will be at least a hundred kilograms heavier than the Urus. An interesting thing to note here is that all these three SUVs share the same platform with the Urus, the MQB platform. Also, Lamborghini’s being eco-friendly with this one as the engine has been paired with a hybrid system using an electric motor for developing the torque. The engine that we speak of here is not a small one. We are referring to an insane 4000cc V8 engine here! This hybrid system is further coupled with an all-wheel drive drivetrain. We are hoping for a six speed automatic transmission on this one. The SUV will definitely blow any speed freak’s mind off high up into the air!
Now that the company’s CEO has himself stated that the vehicle will be out for production really soon, a spark has risen among buyers and lovers. Lamborghini now hopes to keep it low with the news as it plans on making the hopes and anticipations insane until the launching dates come up. We hope of seeing no more hindrances in the production of the beautiful vehicle. However, we will keep you updated!