Self Study Program 575 – The Touareg 2019 Body and Safety Features

VAG SSP 575 – The Touareg 2019 Body and Safety Features: Innovative Use of Materials. The Touareg 2019 is the first Volkswagen vehicle to use not just cold-formed and hot-formed steel but also sheet metal, extruded profiles, and pressure die-cast parts manufactured from aluminum in the body structure. This innovative use of materials in the body assembly results in a stronger and more lightweight structure.

Using aluminum as a material in the body structure is new for Volkswagen, demonstrating their commitment to innovation and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in vehicle design.

Self Study Program 575 provides a detailed look at the body and safety features of the Touareg 2019, making it a valuable resource for technicians and enthusiasts interested in Volkswagen’s use of innovative materials in their vehicles.


  • Introduction
    • Aluminium as a material
    • Aluminium components in the Touareg 2019
    • Overview of joining techniques used
  • Body structure
    • Overview of metal grades and alloys
  • Body assembly 
    • Vehicle front end
    • Rear lid
    • Towing bracket
    • Power latching system for doors
  • Interior equipment
    • Dash panel with centre console
    • Front seats
  • Safety features
    • Overview
    • Proactive occupant protection system
    • Pedestrian protection
  • Glossary
  • Test your knowledge

The Self-study Programme shows the design and function of new developments. The contents will not be updated.
For current testing, adjustment and repair instructions, refer to the relevant service literature.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 40

Self Study Program 575 – The Touareg 2019 Body and Safety Features