VW Touareg 2021: Fresh Look & New Engine

The new VW Touareg 2021 is the sportiest version of the German SUV. It has a specific aesthetic both outside and inside and with a plug-in hybrid motor that develops 462 horsepower.

The new Volkswagen Touareg R, which is officially presented during the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, is the new, sportier version of the German brand’s SUV. Among its rivals are the plug-in hybrid variants – that’s the engine of this Touareg – of the Audi Q7 or the BMW X5. The first of these two has for sale two engines with this configuration, one with 381 horses and the other with 456. The X5 stays at 394.

The VW Touareg 2021 differs from the rest of the SUV versions thanks to the presence of ‘R’ design bumpers, bumpers, and bottom of the doors in the color of the vehicle, air intakes with black plates, black trim trims on the Black mirror windows and housings. The radiator grille also features black trim trims, plus a black trim on the underside of the front bumper.

VW Touareg 2021

The ‘R’ logo is present on the radiator grille, on the tailgate, on the front wings and doors. For its part, the rear optics, led, are darkened.

VW Touareg 2021

The light-alloy wheels on the VW Touareg R 2021 are 20-inch, featuring a black interior and a glossy turned exterior. There is also the possibility of choosing a matt gray interior. The wheel arches are widened. At the rear, meanwhile, the exhaust vents have a trapezoidal design and appear from the sides of the air diffuser.

VW Touareg 2021 Interior

The VW Touareg R 2021 interior also breathes a sporty scent thanks to details such as dash trim and Silver Wave aluminum door trims. For its part, the trim of the center console has a ‘Black polished to shine’ and ‘Silver aesthetic’ finish. The seats are upholstered in Vienna leather with the ‘R’ logo on the headrest area. Contrast stitching features a ‘Crystal Gray’ finish.

The steering wheel is a new generation and multifunction. It is upholstered in leather, it is heated and it has the shift paddles with the ‘R’ logo. The key to the driving assistant is optional.

VW Touareg 2021

The new VW Touareg R 2021 offers the Innovision Cockpit as standard, which consists of the 12-inch digital instrument cluster and a 15-inch infotainment system display. Both show specific information on this version.

The equipment of the VW Touareg R 2021 presents several innovations. According to the brand, it is the first plug-in hybrid SUV with an optional trailer assistant.

Another of the assistants is the Travel Assist, also optional and capable of operating up to 250 km/hour, a limit designed for German motorways with no speed limit. This assistant is supported by others such as adaptive cruise control or the lane departure warning system.

Volkswagen claims that this version of Touareg offers the aesthetic extras R-Line and Black Style at no extra cost.


The plug-in hybrid engine of the VW Touareg 2021 develops a power of 462 horsepower and a maximum torque of 700 Newton meter. The combustion engine is a 3.0-liter V6 layout. The battery that powers the electrical part has a capacity of 14.1-kilowatt hours.

VW Touareg 2021

The traction system of the VW Touareg 2021 is total, the well-known 4Motion. The gearbox, meanwhile, is a Tiptronic eight-speed automatic.

The maximum speed of the model is 250 kilometers/hour, electronically limited. Up to 140 km/hour can run in electric mode. Zero-emission autonomy has yet to be revealed. The VW Touareg R 2021 has a towing capacity of 3,500 kilos.

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