Volkswagen Touareg combines comfort and convenience features of a superior SUV with the all-terrain attributes of a sophisticated off-road vehicle. This configuration of the four-wheel drive Volkswagen sports utility vehicle, which doubles as a robust and capable off-roader for any adventure into the bush, gives it a fascination all of its own.
The new Touareg has been given a significantly sharper look and technical enhancement. Features of the new Touareg generation include a redesigned front and rear, new driver assistance systems such as Automatic Post-Collision Braking System as standard, an optional new generation of the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and an improved layout of the suspension.
Exterior with new front and rear designs. The new Touareg can be vusially differentiated by its redesigned front and rear. Striking features at the front-end are the redesigned bi-xenon headlights, which are now standard across the range. At the back, new rear lights have been introduced. The range of colours has been updated to include ‘Light Silver Metallic’, ‘Tungsten Silver Metallic’, ‘Reef Blue Metallic’, ‘Black Oak Brown Metallic’ and ‘Moonlight Blue Pearl Effect’. The designers have also given a new look to the alloy wheels available: Senora (17-inch), ‘Arica’ (18-inch), ‘Everest (19-inch), ‘Masafi’ (20-inch) and ‘Talladega’ (20-inch for optional R-Line package).
Interior with new materials, colours and switches. Redesigned interior features include the aluminium switches synonymous with the Touareg class. All buttons and switches are now illuminated in white which gives the interior ambience an additionally refined and sophisticated feel. The range of interior colours and styles of leather has been updated.
Engine line-up unchanged. The engine line-up remain unchanged with one petrol – 3.6 V6 FSI (206kW) and two diesel engines – 3.0 V6 TDI (180kW) and 4.2 V8 TDI (250kW). All engines come with the standard 8-speed automatic transmission.
Updated suspension and new assistance systems. The standard steel-spring suspension has been optimised, with improvements including an even more agile steering and extra comfort. Available again
as an option to the Touareg range is an air suspension system, with which ground clearance can be increased to as much as 300 mm on off-road terrain. Meanwhile, at higher speeds (140 km/h and above) the air suspension automatically lowers the vehicle’s body.
‘R-Line’ package. The new Touareg is available with an optional sporty R-Line package which includes 20-inch Talladega alloy wheels, ‘R-Line’ design bumpers, side sill extensions, a black gloss diffuser at the back (also with additional chrome trim), chrome-plated tailpipes and an aerodynamically optimised roof edge spoiler.
Retail Prices (VAT and emissions tax included)
- 3.6 V6 FSI Elegance (206kW) – R709 100
- 3.0 V6 TDI with BlueMotion Technology Luxury (180kW) – R796 500
- 3.0 V6 TDI with BlueMotion Technology Escape – Terrain Tech (180kW) – R822 100
- 4.2 V8 TDI Executive (250kW) – R990 600
Warranty and Service: The new Touareg comes standard with a 3 year/ 120 000 km manufacturer warranty and 5 year/100 000 km Automotion Maintenance Plan. All models have a 12 year anti-corrosion warranty and 15 000 km service
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