So Long, Farewell: 2017’s Discontinued Cars

Volkswagen Touareg (2004 – 2017)

2017's Discontinued Cars: Volkswagen Touareg
2017 Volkswagen Touareg [Photo: VW]
The Touareg is another old-timer that won’t live to see another year in the U.S. Arriving on our shores for the 2004 model year, the Touareg was praised for its practicality and car-like driving qualities. It can also be considered the forebear to the Porsche Cayenne and the Audi Q7. Despite this car wearing a VW badge, it never really catered to the mainstream. Instead, it catered to a more premium audience, as reflected by its price and sales figures. Rather than carrying on the name in the U.S., Volkswagen is instead offering the American-only Atlas for 2018. With a much cheaper price tag, the Atlas is poised to align Volkswagen’s offering to that of its mainstream rivals.