Volkswagen has unveiled the 2015 Touareg Facelift before its official premiere at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. The big SUV comes with new styling, improved materials for the interior and some innovative technology.

The exterior is more refined and boasts nice style. At the front, the new Touareg features bigger headlights – now with bi-xenon as standard across the range, a deeper new radiator grille with four zontal fins and a reprofiled bumper. At the rear, there is a new bumper with a new rear diffuser between the twin tailpipes and LED rear foglights integrated in the bumper.  New door mirror caps, a range of new wheel designs and new paint colours complete the exterior makeover.

The interior comes with leather upholstery as standard with a lot of new colours available. There are also new design accents and new lighting.

Some of the innovative technology of 2015 Volkswagen Touareg includes an automatic post-collision braking system, bi-xenon headlights and a coasting function on the 8-speed automatic gearbox. This last feature utilises the vehicle's kinetic energy when driving downhill or when acceleration is not needed.

The optional ADC automatic distance control has been enhanced. ADC, which uses a radar sensor integrated into the front of the car to detect distance from the car in front, maintain a preselected speed and automatically brake or accelerate in traffic, now also includes a city emergency braking function, and can automatically pull away in stop-and-go traffic.

The 3.0 liter V6 TDI with 245HP now offers 258HP (190 kW) and the 204HP (150 kW) variant now returns a combined cycle 42.8 mpg UK and 174 g/km of CO2, while the more powerful model returns 41.5 mpg UK and 178 g/km of CO2. The V8 diesel and Hybrid models will no longer be offered in the UK.

2015 Volkswagen Touareg Facelift will be available to order in the UK in August.

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Source: Volkswagen