Volkswagen Tharu 2018-2019 is the new crossover of the German concern. The emergence of a car is associated with an increase in the popularity of compact models of improved passability, as well as the expansion of the company's model range. According to the manufacturer, the novelty will have the following traditional advantages of Volkswagen vehicles:
Among classmates and competitors, Tharu can highlight crossovers:
- Skoda Karoq;
- Hyundai Creta;
- RENAULT KAPTUR;
- Nissan Qashqai;
- Lifan X50;
- Mitsubishi Outlander.
Photo of competitors:
The prototype of the novelty was represented in the spring of 2018 on the Motor Show in Beijing, and the opening of the model in China was scheduled for the end of this year. The plans of the Volkswagen concern by 2018-2019 to start selling the Tharu crossover in Eastern Europe, South Africa, Mexico, India.
Overview of external design
On the photo presented by Volkswagen, it is clear that the appearance of the new Tharu 2018-2019 model year crossover resembles an image of a larger TeraMont model of the last generation and is characterized in its execution by solidity and power.
For the formation of such design, designers and artists VW used:
- straight hood;
- Practically rectangular headlights in double-liter performance and with lower LED strip of running lights;
- wide radiator grille with two massive longitudinal inserts and large-scale pattern;
- Additional air intake in a plastic frame and turning into an overhead protection panel;
- The increased slope of the windshield and on the contrary, a small smooth roof slide in the stern part of the crossover;
- significant lateral glazing;
- Square wheel arches;
- massive frontal fireplace;
- large rear lights;
- Step knotage device and vertical location of the trunk doors.
Automatic automotive qualities emphasizes the traditional set, which includes:
- plastic body kit;
- protective inserts in wheeled arches;
- high clearance;
- reduced bodies;
- Special bottom panels.
Volkswagen is positioning a new compact crossover as an inexpensive and affordable, so in the interior design, high-quality, but not the most expensive materials are used:
- soft plastic;
- artificial leather;
- wear-resistant fabric;
- High-quality carpet.
In the interior architecture allocated:
- Multifunctional steering wheel with lower support;
- analog instrument panel;
- The central console, which in its design, several tiers and two-color execution;
- front armchairs with side support and head restraints;
- front armrest with a non-vocational department;
- Wide tunnel with cup holders;
- Color touch monitor multimedia complex.
The seats of the second row are folded in the ratio of 1/2, but it does not work out to reach the smooth floor of the trunk, and the formed protrusion will make the download not entirely convenient.
Specifications and equipment
The size of the new Volkswagen Tara 2012 model year is:
|Length||4 450 mm|
|Width||1 840 mm|
|Height||1 630 mm|
|Wheelbase||2 680 mm|
The new crossover is based on the MQB branded platform. At the initial stage of production, Tharu will receive only front-wheel drive and will be equipped with power units with the following technical characteristics:
|Petrol turbocharged||1.2 L.||115.0 l. from.|
|Petrol turbocharged||1.4 L.||150.0 l. from.|
With both engines it is possible to use a 6-speed MCPP or a 7-range robot.
With a model of a diesel engine, which will be further installed on a car, Volkswagen at the moment have not yet been determined.
Due to the fact that the car is on the budget segment for basic execution, the installation is proposed for a relatively small, according to modern standards, the number of equipment among which can be allocated:
- 6-inch multimedia complex monitor;
- four airbags;
- air conditioning;
- electrical control of lateral mirrors;
- electrical windows;
- navigation complex;
- Driving seat electric drive;
- Personal Computer;
- audio system with six speakers;
- electric power steering and adjustable steering column;
- fog lights.
As options in the dependence of the options for configuration of the crossover, the following equipment is possible:
- Incinual access to the salon;
- Running a motor with a button;
- Electric heated seats;
- climate control;
- circular review;
- Parking, light and rain sensors;
- LED optics;
- Side mirrors with automatic folding.
The final list of equipment of the crossover, depending on the option of the configuration, will be declared before the release.
Start sales and price
Initially, Volkswagen Tara 2018-2019 model year will be sold in China, where the initial price of the crossover will be 145.00 thousand yuan (1 million 400 rubles). In the future plans of VW, establish the release of a new car for domestic buyers and countries in Eastern Europe at assembly production in the city of Kaluga, while considering the specifics of Russian demand is possible the production and all-wheel drive version of Volkswagen Tharu.
Also watch the first video about the new Volkswagen Tharu 2018-2019: