by Stuart Livesey
VW unveiled the restyled Touareg at the New York Motor Show today and plans to have it in the showrooms by late in the northern spring.
The new Touareg has had a face lift that’s designed to blend it more into the VW family. Other changes to the body include a redesigned rear spoiler, 17 inch or 19 inch wheels (depending on the model), redesigned headlamps, darkened tail lights and four new exterior colour options.
Mechanically the Touareg comes with a new V6 and new V8 engines that significantly upgrade performance.
Other upgraded features include a new rollover sensor system, an enhanced tire pressure monitoring system standard on all models, rain brake support (that intermittently wipes the brake rotors when the windshiled wipers are in use) and an understeering control system.
The new Touareg will go on sale with a starting price of $US39,320. There’s no word yet on when the new Touareg will reach Australia.