Volkswagen Touareg axed for 2018 in US, replaced by Tiguan LWB, Atlas

The Volkswagen Touareg has been axed. It will not return for the 2018 model year in the USA, and the new third generation model will not be imported.

Although smaller than the new Atlas 7-seat SUV, the entry model Touareg is more expensive than the most expensive Atlas. Yes, the Atlas is less luxurious and less plush, but Volkswagen just isn’t premium enough in the USA despite the availability of V8 engines and a relationship with the Porsche Cayenne.

The Touareg’s place in the US lineup will be taken by the new Atlas, as well as the second generation Tiguan, which will is offered only in LWB here, and has the option of seven seats.

The first generation Tiguan remains on sale as an entry level model, and a new smaller SUV (the T-Roc) will soon take its place.

Source: Motor Trend