Just after years of slow income, Volkswagen Touareg is lastly killing off the Touareg for that US market place. Despite the ever-growing reputation of SUVs and crossovers, the Touareg hardly ever pretty made a mark in America. Revenue on the near-luxury SUV have been down 26 percent within the first half of 2017, with just 1,630 units rolling off dealer tons. There is no one reason for your decline in income, however the premium cost tag can’t have assisted.
The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg commences at $50,405 in the US, together with the best from the array Executive trim commencing at $61,105. For reference, the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas begins at $31,425. Even the top-of-the-line Atlas SEL Premium with 4MOTION undercuts a base Touareg at $49,415.
The two designs are not specifically direct rivals, together with the Atlas offering more area and also a four-cylinder, two-wheel drive model. It is not fairly as premium as the Volkswagen Touareg, nonetheless it does not need to battle heavy hitters from Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, and Cadillac.
The all-new Tiguan can help fill the area vacated from the Volkswagen Touareg. The new model is larger than the outgoing 1, and there’s a new compact crossover within the way that may slot below the Tiguan.