Particularly striking features are the newly developed HD LED matrix headlights at the front and the LED taillights, which are realised as a light strip.
For the first time in Germany, it has a red-illuminated Volkswagen logo. Previously, the illuminated brand logo was only in markets such as China and the United States.
"It is the first Volkswagen model to be launched with the HD LED matrix headlights – one of the best lighting systems in the world. More than 38,000 interactive LEDs project a light carpet exactly onto the driving lane and illuminate the road more precisely than ever before. We will soon transfer this HD LED matrix lighting system to next smaller SUV-class models,” said Kai Grünitz, member of the Volkswagen board of management for development.
An advantage of the new optional IQ.LIGHT HD LED matrix headlights is the glare-free main beam: this continuous main beam can permanently be left switched on outside of towns because the interactive LEDs make sure that the masking area for oncoming traffic and vehicles driving in front is more precise than ever before.
Meanwhile, at the front, the unit formed by the radiator grille, headlights and the front apron have been given a new look.
The design of the rear end is also sharper: it now has a continuous horizontal LED strip for the taillight clusters and incorporates a Volkswagen logo which is illuminated in red.
Among other things, the Touareg is now equipped as standard with a new roof load sensor that is closely integrated with the suspension electronics.
If a roof load is detected, it allows the control system such as ESC (Electronic Stability Control) to intervene earlier in order to increase driving stability. In contrast, if there is no roof load, the system allows for even sportier performance.
The updated interior has as standard, the Innovision Cockpit which consists of the Digital Cockpit and the high-end infotainment system Discover Pro Max.
The standard voice control has also been enhanced. USB-C connections with a charging capacity of 45 watts (previously 15 watts) permit significantly faster charging of electronic devices.
The centre console trims are now softer than before, providing extra comfort.
Depending on the version, the Touareg is available with innovative suspension technologies such as active roll compensation (adaptive running gear) and all-wheel steering, for better driving dynamics.
Meanwhile, the top-of-the-range Touareg R eHybrid performance model gets a V6 petrol engine plus electric motor with a system output of 462ps.