China: VW shows T-Prime Concept with Active Info Display
Issue Date: 2016-05-13

Volkswagen at the Beijing Motor Show has previewed the upcoming third-generation Touareg with a luxurious new concept called the T-Prime Concept GTE.

Revealed at the 2016 Beijing motor show, it showcases gesture-controlled interior features and a plug-in petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain.

The dashboard of the new concept features a high definition Active Info Display instrument pack, as well as a large 15in high definition monitor in the centre console – the latter acts as a control centre for a variety of controls in a move that has allowed Volkswagen to do away with most conventional switchgear functions. As well as supporting touch control, the monitor can also be controlled via gestures, such as a swipe of the hand.

Also included is a newly developed multi-function steering wheel with touch pads similar to those adopted by the latest Mercedes-Benz E-Class.