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 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