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05/09/18
Wolfsburg
Technology

The technological highlights of the new Touareg – part 2: all-wheel steering reduces the turn radius

The new Volkswagen Touareg
  • Innovative feature: the new Touareg is the first Volkswagen vehicle with an actively steering rear axle
  • New all-wheel steering system makes this luxury SUV as manoeuvrable as a compact car in the city

It sounds rather like an attempt to achieve the impossible: with the new Touareg, Volkswagen is introducing a luxury SUV onto the market that is as agile and as easy to handle as a compact car. Can that really work? It certainly can – all thanks to the newly developed all-wheel steering system. Both the front and rear wheels turn precisely in tune with the specific driving situation. This all-wheel steering is one of the reasons why the heavyweight Touareg cuts such a dash even in narrow city streets or when maneouvring. The new system also provides extra driving stability at high speeds.

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