The front end. Volkswagen Design has revamped the front end of the Touareg. The whole upper radiator grille now emphasises the vehicle width even more. Particularly striking are the new IQ.Light HD matrix headlights with three LED modules and three L-shaped LEDs for the daytime running lights, as well as the new illuminated centre horizontal strip that extends from both sides of the Volkswagen logo. The horizontal strips feature chrome applications on the Touareg Elegance and Touareg R-Line and have a stylish high-gloss black finish on the Touareg R-Line with Black Style Package and the Touareg R eHybrid. The lower air intakes are significantly larger than those on the previous Touareg and have individual designs depending on the equipment specification. This area is also finished in high-gloss black; the Elegance and R-Line specifications have additional chrome elements here.
The silhouette. Depending on equipment, the new wheel rims in the designs Coventry (19-inch, standard for R-Line), Braga (20-inch, standard for R), Napoli (21-inch) and Leeds (21-inch) immediately catch the eye in the side view. As part of the surround lighting function, the Volkswagen logo or the R symbol (Touareg R eHybrid) are now projected on to the road from the exterior mirror housings when the Touareg is opened and parked in darkness.
The rear end. A light bar now extends across the tailgate of the Touareg. A thin horizontal LED line is illuminated in the upper area of the light strip when the lighting is active; this line has a contrasting light colour in daytime driving mode without the headlights switched on. The same applies to the total of six L-shaped LEDs in the new tail light clusters. As the first Volkswagen produced in Europe, the new Touareg has a red-illuminated Volkswagen logo in combination with the IQ.Light HD LED matrix headlights. This is integrated in the new horizontal LED strip of the tail light clusters. This produces a unique graphic both during the day and at night.