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Latest tests of the new Volkswagen Touareg in the Arctic Circle

The world premiere of the new flagship Volkswagen SUV is scheduled for the summer of 2023, and the final road tests of the new model are currently taking place.

Testing the new Volkswagen Touareg

This year, Volkswagen will release an upgraded version of the Touareg, its premium SUV. The car will be comprehensively updated, both technically and visually. The front, rear and chassis will be redesigned, resulting in a unique combination of comfort and efficiency. Even before the world premiere, Volkswagen reveals the secret and presents a camouflaged copy of its flagship model.

A camouflaged Volkswagen Touareg completes the last test kilometers in Swedish Lapland. Although most of the modifications are still hidden under the QR code camouflage, photos of the camouflaged prototype show some details of the changes. At the front, you can see the newly developed IQ.LIGHT HD matrix headlights and the elements of the new LED light strip integrated between them. Of course, this is only part of the changes.

IQ.LIGHT HD HD matrix headlights

HD is short for High Definition, which means very high resolution. We are talking about many small, but extremely bright points of light - in total, almost 40,000 microdiodes are responsible for lighting the road. They are able to almost turn night into day and provide much better illumination of the road – without dazzling oncoming traffic. Each headlight contains 19,200 miniature LEDs, for a total of 38,400 LEDs. The matrix system projects an interactive "carpet" of light onto the vehicle's lane. This is the so-called “stripe light”, which improves driving comfort at night and makes it easier to drive, for example on sections of the motorway narrowed due to road works, since the light carpet optimally illuminates the lane in front of the car. .

Latest tests of the new Volkswagen Touareg in the Arctic Circle

Illuminated VW logo on the back.

As the first Volkswagen model in Europe, the new Touareg has an illuminated logo on the rear. Since January 2023, the regulation allows on our continent to highlight the manufacturer's logo in red. Previously, the illuminated brand logo on the trunk lid was only allowed in markets such as China and the United States.

New generation chassis

Volkswagen has improved the chassis of the all-wheel drive Touareg. Among other things, a roof load sensor is now used, which is connected to the electronics that control the operation of the chassis. When the roof is unloaded, the car is more agile, and when a roof rack is installed, the sensor recognizes this and passes this information on to assist systems such as stability control. This improves security.

The standard chassis with steel springs and air suspension has also been modified. The reconfiguration of both solutions has increased the range in which the vehicle's performance can be used while maintaining high driving comfort.

Latest tests of the new Volkswagen Touareg in the Arctic Circle

Updated interior

The new Touareg is equipped with the Innovision Cockpit. It can be controlled via the 15-inch touchscreen, buttons on the multifunction steering wheel, and some functions such as volume via the rotary knob on the center console. The Innovision Cockpit offers many features, including an HD map navigation system, a modified voice control system, and wireless smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto).

The interior has been updated in response to user feedback, with softer armrests and center console panels for improved comfort.

The new Touareg will be another model on the road to better matching Volkswagen models to customer needs. After the update, it will become a balanced, versatile SUV that is perfect for both long-distance travel and everyday use.

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Latest tests of the new Volkswagen Touareg in the Arctic Circle