ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg arriving in showrooms in January is taking a few steps upmarket with a revamped interior, tweaked exterior styling and additional safety features.
The changes edge VW's big crossover closer to its platform mates, the Audi Q5 and Porsche Cayenne, in safety features and interior trim.
VW executives spelled out the changes at a press event here last week.
Subtle changes to the exterior include a four-bar chrome grille, which replaces a two-bar grille. The front has redesigned fog lights and bumper, a tweaked VW logo and new bi-xenon headlamps.
The $2,500 optional driver assist package includes adaptive cruise control, a lane warning system, a post-collision braking system that helps prevent a secondary collision by stopping the vehicle after a severe crash, and other safety features.