The new Touareg is the first Volkswagen with optional all-wheel steering. This system makes the Touareg one of the most agile large SUVs. Up to 37 km/h, the rear wheels are automatically turned to an angle opposite to the front wheels. This makes the Touareg more agile and more nimble. Especially when maneuvering, the all-wheel steering makes its presence felt in the reduction of the turning circle from 12.19 to 11.19 meters. At speeds above 37 km/h, the rear wheels are automatically turned in the same direction as the front wheels. This makes for smoother handling as the all-wheel steering system stabilizes lane changes, for example during fast overtaking. The same applies to sudden evasive maneuvers.