2017 Volkswagen Touareg Rumors, Specs and Photos

The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg is a second generation model car which is going to get a facelift for the upcoming season betting the option that the former model had. The newest SUV actually was showcased publicity at the latest Auto Show in Beijing, China as we were able to witness what the car is going to look like for the next season. We get a car which is slightly more aggressive and it is all thanks to the changes brought to the exterior and the inside of the car but also some new color and wheel choices as well.

2017 Volkswagen Touareg front view

The exterior is going to get some  bi-xenon headlamps which become standard across the board for the Touareg and brings forth an interesting new option for the car. The interior unfortunately does not get as much enhancements as you would have expected to see but still remains to be a great new offer. There is going to be more leather and an added wood trim which means a more premium look and great comfort features.

2017 Volkswagen Touareg rear view

There were rumors that there was going to be an engine update as well but as we have seen from the showrooms for now is that it is going to stay the same as before. We assume that this is not going to change until the release date and that the offer stays the same. The only improvement comes with an optimized gearshifter which makes some good shifting choices now for the VW Touareg. A fascinating things is that this model is also going to offer a price reduction which many new models actually do not manage to do. Read all about it here in the review.


The update to the exterior of the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg is subtle but equally noticeable. This is still a facelift, so actually major changes were not expected to happen but the ones that we got are equally appreciated. It gives more presence to the new SUV and makes it look spectacular. The front fascia now adds some large headlamps with bi-xenon lights that are going to be offered standard across the board for the Touareg trims. The new grille that is used is a four chrome horizontal trims piece instead of the two from before and is a great change. The bumper is also completely new and is going to borrow the design form the Scirocco R model which makes the car even more sportier now. Bellow the bumper, you also get a new spoiler piece which helps with eh aerodynamic features of the car.

2017 Volkswagen Touareg exterior

The rear end includes a new bumper as well which has some LED infused fog lights and also a new diffuser which is flanked by some new exhaust pipes. If you want your Volkswagen Touareg to have more style and chrome you can include the Chrome & Style package which goes a level up and offers an added stylistic view to the car. Customers can also opt for teh new 18-inch and 20-inch sized wheels and there are going to be five new color variants added for the 2017 redesign, bringing a total ot 12 now.


The interior of the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg does not offer anything spectacular and mainly keeps things simple. Those who are familiar with the concept of the car will find their way around the cabin much easier than most. The differences for the 2017 version is that the controls are a little bit switched and that there is going to be a rotary knob for Climatronic which is used to control the running gear, mirror adjustments, air suspension and navigation. Other new features include a push button/display bar placed on the center console which has some added chrome details and features.

2017 Volkswagen Touareg interior

The materials have also received some updates. You are perhaps familiar that the Touareg has always used the  Vienna leather and this time it receives a fourth hue with the Bonanza Brown color making its debut here. Nappa leather is added in the light sand hue dubbed St. Tropez. Finally there are some Sapelli Mahagoni or Engineered Ebony wood accents added to the dash, control pannel and door panels as well.

Engine specs

The North American public is going to receive the same sort of engines for the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg. This includes a 3.6-liter V-6 FSI engine as your standard choice making  280 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. There is the hybrid version which uses the same engine but bolsters it with an electric one which in turn returns with an output of 380 horsepower and a fairly impressive 428 pound-feet of torque. The final offer is a 3.0-liter V-6 engine which delivers 240 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, but also offers the highest fuel economy ratings with 20 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. The improved eight-speed automatic transmission  is a great choice and also comes with a stop-start as standard for all models.

2017 Volkswagen Touareg engine

Release date and price

The sales of the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg start next year as the car has already been showcased publicly at which time the prices were announced. The staring MSRP rating is  $44,705 while the highest price is $58,000 for the top range Executive trim. The release date is set for February 2017.



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2017 Volkswagen Passat Release Date, Photos and News

The newly minted 2017 Volkswagen Passat model is making a comeback this year. In fact the model is going to be refreshed and rebuilt as the plan is to get some solidarity back for the model as it has been struggling to make ends meet in the American market. The model had a lot of adversity to meet with the highly competitive midsize sedan segment and it had more even with the recent releases of the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry which are seen as slightly larger but cheaper rivals in the US market.

2017 Volkswagen Passat side view

In order to be a more appreciated automaker, Volkswagen needs to attract more people particularly in America, and with the recent updates of their Jetta model, they did not do quite a good job. The German automaker is struggling and it can be seen from the recent products they are outputting, although it seems that this is not the case with the European market models, but in order to make it big one has to conquer the biggest markets. This is the main reason for appointing Michael Horn as their main CEO for the American market which is going to see things go much better from now on.

Major changes in the construction of the firm have to cause major shifts in production and design which is going to be directly reflected on the newest VW Passat model which is seen as a perfect way to restart the brand and bring is some innovations. That is why the VW Passat is in for a major refresh but for now they are keeping things simple and are saving their best for the future. It seems that the newly appointed changes are going to be preserved for the models to come while this one is going to be a mere introduction to it.

2017 Volkswagen Passat rear view

The release date on this model has been set and it is an important one as it brings us ever so closer to what the Volkswagen Passat needs to be once again. Read more about the changes made in the review and find out what the price is going to be.


The new 2017 Volkswagen Passat is going to features some cosmetic changes which are going to be mainly transferred form the European version and are going to be fitted for the US one. This is perhaps good for the mid-cycle refresh version but can be bad if you are sporting a new generation model. Luckily this is one which is merely a transitive model as we wait for the new generation one to appear. Thus new model will in fact come with a completely redesigned front fascia compared to before and will add slimmer headlights but will now feature the European grille design which may give some mixed feelings to a lot of people.

2017 Volkswagen Passat exterior

But what they have introduced with the 2017 models is the offer of a  R-Line package which is going to be utilized here. This is the first time this package is available for the US fans although it has been already used in the European version before. With it you get some 19-inch wheels and a newly designed rear diffuser. There are also going to be some  rocker panels and some black accent which you will be able to notice in the front end of the car. There are some hints in this model which are going to be transferred for the next generation one and Volkswagen is giving them pretty subtly here.


The layout of the cabin is going to be the same for the 2017 Volkswagen Passat as was the case with the previous look. Yet the interior is going to introduce a few new additions and updates to it which are actually going to make the changes much more visible. The most noticeable additions are the new steering wheel which has removed the cheap looking plastic parts that were used before and come away with some premium design features making it much better-looking than before.

The inside of the cabin is mostly updated with high quality materials which you can see all over it. The current generation did not manage to fit in any of the said products which made the interior of the car one of the worst looking parts of it. In fact this upgrade goes a long way and truly gives us a look what the Passat’s interior should look like.

2017 Volkswagen Passat interior

Added technological parts also include the latest VW infotainment system, which is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and the upgrade also makes the system faster and its response time much better.

Engine specs

There is a bit of a confusion when it comes with the engine offers for the 2017 Volkswagen Passat. Currently, it was confirmed that the 1.8-liter turbo and a 3.6-liter VR6 engine options are going to be used. The first one produces 170  horsepower, while the second one has the output of 280 horsepower. These two are certainly going to be available for the American public but the 2.0 TDI is questionable. It has been offered as a choice but with no means of actually getting it. As this one is currently not being sold we do not see it as available for the US versions so perhaps it will only be offered for the European ones.

2017 Volkswagen Passat Engine

Release date and price

The newest 2017 VW Passat model is going to become available by the end of the year, pacing it as available for sale as an early release. This also places the starting price at $22,440 as base MSRP, while the highest trim level costs $36,835.


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2017 Volkswagen CC

The newest 2017 Volkswagen CC is going to be presented really soon. The model has already been established and will receive its release this year as the car is going to make the initial appearance in the home country of Germany and be first available to the European crowd. The release date for the US market is going to be a little bit later, in fact it comes out next year as the VW CC comes available in the USA then.

2017 Volkswagen CC front view

The importance of the vehicle making to the US market is very bit for the German automaker. This model is perhaps aimed at overtaking the foreign market and producing a car that is going to provide all the essential details needed for this market. Well in fact the 2017 VW CC is going to have a lot of competition as it is going to battle against Toyota Camry and Honda Accord vehicle in its respective segment. These two are already established and well known vehicle in this market so it may be hard to achieve that as well.

In fact, the plan of Volkswagen is to establish itself in the US market by 2018 and the introduction is going to be made by this car. What better way to introduce yourself than making an impactful entrance and that is what this model is trying and certainly achieving. We predict a good future for this model and see it being a worthy contender to the aforementioned vehicles.

2017 Volkswagen CC rear view

With the all new production crew which was hired to make the presence of Volkswagen available in America, this model has been highly upgraded. There are a lot of things to be excited about when it comes to a model of this magnitude. It is being built based on the latest Jetta update and is going to have similar features. For all of the information about this newest 2017 Volkswagen CC check out the entire review.


The vehicle has gone through a lot of updates and is going to be essentially different that the current model. The 2017 Volkswagen CC is being made for the US market and it shows that the features are made in order to produce the best type of a car which manages to produce the best possible comfort. As the competition in this segment is great and this is supposed to be an introductory vehicle they have planned to do the best possible job in order to make an impact immediately. What we have here is a model that uses the remodeling done in the latest Jetta car but one which builds up upon the made changes and adapts them for this kind of a market.

2017 Volkswagen CC side view

The dimensions of the vehicle have changed compared to the previous one and the overall dimensions are going to be longer as well as the wheelbase of the car. The car is going to be 191.6 inches in length and  the wheelbase is 118.8 inches. This is going to allow much more room on the inside and is going to benefit the passengers in a grand way. The model is being fitted with some extra comfort this way which is something that the car needed. The roofline is also made shorter in the back compared to the front side, which also allows more headroom as well. The features combine some of the old and recognizable ones from the older VW CC models but it makes them more contemporary and fashionable .


Thanks to the changes made to the dimensions of the vehicle the 2017 Volkswagen CC is going to have the segment-leading interior spacing. The initial idea was to make the comfort as best as possible and by making the dimensions of the car greater it was easy to introduce the needed spacing on the inside. We are looking at a much larger car now and this results in 10 inches more of interior spacing. The car is going to be much comfortable now and the passengers are going to feel it as well. Also the changes made to the roofline are going to give us more headroom which was not the case with the previous model.

2017 Volkswagen CC interior

The seating is also going to be updated giving us the added comfort also. Making the car spacious is not the only thing necessary here as it needs some comfy materials in it to make it a better car. What we hope to see here is are also some new gadgets and there are many useful now added here. The thing is making the car as contemporary as it gets thus the ones placed inside are going to help the driver getting a better control of the car and the passengers getting more entertainment out of it as well.


The 2017 Volkswagen CC is being influenced by some sports cars and features an updated powertrain that is going to help it match those type of vehicle. In fact we are getting a much more powerful car now which was what we all have been expecting to get. There were some talks about hybrid usage but for now no confirmation has been made about that sort of option. The model is going to use a 2nd- gen 3.0 L V6 engine which is going to be supported by two electric engines that provide additional power. It results in a total output of 374 horsepower which is the most the VW CC has gotten as of late.

2017 Volkswagen CC engine

Release date and price

The 2017 Volkswagen CC is being released this year in the home market and is going to start retail in Europe by mid-year. So in fact it leaves it a lot of time to get to the US. The official statements have not been made but we have been given a scoop which places the US release date in the first quarter of 2017. Since the US prices are not set yet the European ones are and the car is going to start at a price of £24,000  in Europe and we assume it is not going to be a great difference once we transfer this price into dollars.


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