When the VW Touareg was first revealed it was a quite shock to the automotive industry. It was introduced along with the Phaeton, and they were clear signals to the automotive market that VW is changing.
The first generation Touareg was a really good SUV. It featured two differential locks, a low-range gearbox and air suspensions. Also, most of the interior was shared with the Phaeton, which means that it was shared with the Bentley Continental GT.
Now, we have the new Touareg, 3rd generation. The Phaeton is gone and the Bentley Continental is based on the Porsche Panamera modular platform. However, this time, the Touareg shares the MLBevo modular platform with the Bentley Bentayga, the Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne.
When you buy a brand new VW Touareg you are buying a Bentley Bentayga on budget. When you look at the technical details, what you will see is that the Touareg and the Bentayga are siblings. The only differences are the exterior and the interior parts.
Unfortunately, the interior part is where you have a massive difference.
And, I didn’t have a chance to drive one. However, if you are planning to buy one, you won’t make a wrong choice. I accept that the Touareg looks a bit boring and ordinary. On the other hand, what you are buying is a car sharing the same infrastructure as a Bentley.
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