The all-new Volkswagen Touareg has been redesigned from top to bottom. This upmarket SUV is better equipped than ever and boasts a fine and practical interior.
Due to its extended length and width – and lower ride height, the Touareg possesses a very assertive stance indeed. The vehicle rides on minimum-size 19-inch alloy wheels, too, which not only attract the eye but help to deliver enhanced efficiency. This SUV delivers greater comfort than ever. This is due, in part, to leather-upholstered seats and heated, adjustable front positions. The vehicle’s rear row slides forwards too, which allows for flexible passenger-cargo configurations, especially in tandem with split-folding rear seats. With all seats in place, maximum luggage capacity stands at 810 litres; with rearmost seats folded, this increases to a not-inconsiderable 1,800 litres.
The smooth-driving Touareg comes with a choice of 3.0-litre petrol or diesel engines. The most efficient option is a 228bhp diesel unit, which delivers 500Nm of torque, 0-60mph in approximately 7.5 seconds, and manages up to 42.8mpg. For optimal torque and acceleration, choose a model that is installed with a 286bhp diesel engine, which delivers 599Nm and 0-60mph in less than six seconds.
Technology and safety
An eight-speaker audio system (with DAB digital radio and an analogue tuner) is featured as standard. Bluetooth connectivity is also included, as is a 9.2-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system that offers voice control, 3D mapping and real-time traffic updates. The Touareg has been awarded a five-star crash-test rating by Euro NCAP and is laden with passive safety features, such as all-around seatbelt reminders. A host of driver aids are installed, too. Lane Assist, for instance, uses a camera situated in the rear-view mirror that monitors road markings in order to mitigate against unanticipated vehicular deviation.
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